In Memory of Lois Ruhr

A private graveside service will take place.

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery

Prescott WI, 54021

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Lois Jean Ruhr, age 93 of Hastings, MN, formerly of Prescott, WI, passed away December 18, 2020 at the Regina Assisted Living in Hastings from complications of Covid-19.  Lois was born April 24, 1927 in El Paso Township, WI to Severin and Birdie (Blaisdell) Kittleson.  She graduated from Prescott High School, the Class of 1945.  Lois married the love of her life, Eugene B. Ruhr on October 25, 1952 and they shared 65 years together. Their marriage was blessed with six children: twin daughters, Laurie and Mary, Janet, Jeanne, Bill, and Deb. Lois’ highest calling was lovingly raising her family, in addition she worked as a hairdresser and was a receptionist for Dr. Laney for many years.

Family was everything to Lois. She and Eugene provided a loving home, many sweet memories, and a wonderful example of love to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lois’ heart was happiest when she was surrounded by her family.  She cherished family vacations when the children were growing up, her time with family at Fisherman’s Rest Memorial Day picnics and monthly family luncheons.  In her quiet time, she enjoyed quilting, reading and baking.  Lois had a gracious heart for volunteering her time at St. Joseph Catholic Church.   She was also a proud TOPS member.  Lois and Gene were fortunate to share many winters in Las Vegas.

Lois will remain in the hearts of her children, Jan Wuorenma, Jeanne (Tom) Michels, Bill (Lynn) Ruhr, Deb (Dave) Dyson; 13 grandchildren: Jennifer (Rob) Johnson, Shannen (Nick) Holz, Blake (Nava) Ghalili-Wuorenma, Brian (Denise) Dodge, Chris Dodge, Breanna (Dan) Schmitt, Katie (Ray) Murphy, Lauren Ruhr, Meaghan Sakalos, Olivia Dyson, Brianna (Driss) Houssa, Adam Dyson, and Brady Dyson; great-grandchildren, Tate & Tevin Johnson, Clara Holz, Solace Ghalili-Wuorenma, Taylor & Cooper Dodge, Nolan Schmitt and Amelie Houssa; brother, David (Donna) Kittleson; sisters-in-law, Joan Steffenhagen, Millie Ruhr, Pearl Kittleson, Ardis Kittleson and Barbara Kittleson; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; twin daughters, Laurie & Mary; her parents, Severin and Birdie Kittleson; brothers, John, Wayne, Arnold and Sam Kittleson; sisters, Virginia Ofstie and Janet Huppert; and her son-in-law, Eddy Wuorenma.

Due to the pandemic, private family graveside services will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Prescott, WI.  Lois’ grandchildren have the honor as pallbearers.  A celebration of Lois’ life will take place at a later date.

The ongoing pandemic has brought challenging times for many.  Something Lois always loved to do was to assist others who could use some help, please honor Lois’ memory by donating to your local food pantry.

Condolences may be sent directly to the family, or to:  The family of Lois Ruhr, O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 1339 Orrin Rd., Prescott 54021.

O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home (715) 262-5404.  www.oconnellbenedict.com

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  • My condolences to Lois’s family. I knew Lois from The TOPS Club. She was a fabulous, kind funny person. I just heard about her passing & felt bad I didn’t hear about it earlier. She will be missed❤️🙏🏻

  • Lois saved her Pierce County Herald newspapers for my Dad. Thank You Lois. I will miss you. Bobbie Armbruster-Murray. It was a blessing to take care of you. ✝️

  • So many wonderful memories of a great lady. She leaves us all with so many special times. Everyone’s friend, always smiling and a wonderful wife and mom. She is with her soul mate in heaven now and I’m sure they have a special game of bingo going on. You will feel her presence with you always. Love and God Bless all of you, you are in our thoughts and prayers always.

  • Lois was such a wonderful lady…she always made me smile…I think she’s with Gene and playing BINGO in heaven..prayers for all…Diane Olson

  • I loved Lois so much,she always told me I looked to young to be living in Assisted Living I shouldn’t be here. I have so many wonderful memories of her ,I taught her how to play rumikube and we had fun playing it, she loved listening to the music when we had it, if she was sitting by the fireplace and I showed up she’d always say ” Your here now I know I’m safe ” . Lois sat behind me in the dining room and we talked a lot before breakfast. I’ll really miss Lois….My deepest condolences to the Family 🙏💔

  • I will miss your laughter, your kindness, your loyalty to family, and your giving nature. You raised four beautiful children. And they will carry on your legacy. I am so grateful that I had you in my life. The Angels are surrounding your children right now. And the memories will comfort them. You were a gift to all you touched. Love you

  • So many beautiful memories of you. I remember when we were children and we would go to day camp, and you took the girl scouts to Duluth and out to Pine Coulee. You made such an impression on everyone around you. I will miss you so much. Love you always.