Obit: Venet, Ruth E. (1923 - 2011)


Contact: Stan


Surnames: Venet, Koski, Hautmaki, Schnoor, Alexander, Heinz, Solbodnik


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 05/17/2011


Venet, Ruth E. (20 JUL 1923 - 12 MAY 2011)

Ruth E. Venet, 87, of Withee passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at the United Church of Christ in Owen. The Rev. Mark Schwinn will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Chet Nirva, Arlyn Mills, Corey Venet, Jerry Orth, Dale Raatz and Eric Venet.

Ruth was born July 20, 1923, in the town of Longwood to Matt and Alma (Koski) Hautamaki. She was a 1941 graduate of Owen High School, moving to Waukegan, Ill., and marrying her first husband, Lorance Schnoor, on Dec. 19, 1941. He passed away in December 1972. After their marriage, Lorance and Ruth moved to Owen, where she worked at the Clark County Health Care Center for 39 years, serving numerous positions, retiring in 1985.

She married Raymond Venet on Aug. 31, 1974, in Withee.

Ruth and Ray enjoyed traveling and spending weekends at Lake Holcombe. Ruth enjoyed the casino, sewing, crocheting, embroidery and quilting.

She was a faithful member of the United Church of Christ in Owen.

Ruth is lovingly survived by her husband, Ray, of Withee; daughter, Shirley (Leonard) Alexander of Reedsburg; grandchildren, Lisa (Rodney) Heinz and Ryan Alexander; great-grandchildren, Cameron Morse and Kolby Heinz; stepdaughter, Gloria (Randy) Slobodnik; stepgrandson, Eric (Heidi) Venet; stepgreat-grandchildren, Kayla Venet and Baily Venet; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lorance Schnoor; brother, Charles Hautamaki; sisters, Ellen Metz, Sylvia Jacobs, Selma Sommers and Lila Kiviko.

Memorials can be designated to the United Church of Christ in Owen.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Visit  to express your condolences. 




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