Ruth Ellen Peikert
Ruth Ellen Peikert was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 18, 1944 to Max and Thorine Peikert of Buffalo, MN. She was baptized at Cross Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN by Pastor S. Baer on August 20, 1944. Ruth was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Cross on March 30, 1958 by Pastor Norval Koch. She attended Rockford Schools grades 1 - 8. High school and college were at Dr. Martin Luther College at New Ulm, MN graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Ruth served in teacher and/or principal capacities at Emmanuel Lutheran DePere, WI, Lutheran Heights in Des Moines, IA, Zion Lutheran at Valentine, NE, and Mount Lebanon Milwaukee, WI. After a teaching career, she attended the University of Wisconsin, Cardinal Stritch University, and the Institute of Clinical Social Work all in Milwaukee. Ruth received degrees of Master of Social Work and Master of Education. As a Christian Therapist and Counselor, she joined Wisconsin Child and Family Services, Milwaiukee and Morton Grove, IL, providing services to the community from 1983 until 2006. She retired in 2006 and moved to Luther Haven Retirement Center in Milwaukee. Her last years found physical and mental health declining. Ruth went to be with the Lord Jesus on February 10, 2018.
Preceding her in death was her parents Max and Thorine Qualey Peikert, brother Mark S. Peikert, sister in law L. Gayle Peikert. Mourning her passing is brother John (Evangeline) of Pine City, MN; niece Brandee Peikert of Grand Rapids, MN; nephew Brady (Shannon) Peikert; grandnieces Mackenzie and Taylor all of Orlando, FL; sister in law Connie W. Catlin of Mahtomedi, MN; and many past friends and associates.
The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 9550 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee from 2:30 PM until the Memorial Service at 3:30 PM with Pastor Peter Leyrer officiating.
Memorials preferred to WELS Time of Grace or the American Cancer Society.