(nee Derse) Age 94 years. Born to life in Milwaukee November 15, 1927 daughter of Arthur and Bertha Saniter Derse. Born to eternal life May 5, 2022 in Jackson, Wisconsin at Forestview Manor. Preceded in death by husbands Bernard Shine and Vincent Polyak. Beloved mother of the late Joanne (the late Robert) LaPointe, Jane (Dennis) Joyce, the late Thomas Polyak, Jean (Dan) Drew, Michael (Sandy) Polyak and Mary (Paul) Strom. Dear grandmother of Brian (Rochele) Drew, Jessica (Bryan) Koch, Tony (Amy) Strom, Pam Polyak, Nicole (Tyler) Vaughan, Meghan Joyce, Vince (Nicole) Strom, Melissa (Brian) Marsh and Tom (Brittany Williams) Strom. Loving great grandma of Landon and Harper Drew, Olivia and Paige Strom, Sofia and Colton Strom, Amiah Polyak, Connor Marsh, Jordy and Brody Koch, Tenley and Callie Vaughan. Sister of Rita (the late Robert) Riedl, the late William (the late Isabelle) Derse, the late Arthur (Patricia) Derse, and the late Paul (the late Maggie) Derse. Sister in law of the late Frank (the late LaVerne) Polyak, the late Sylvia Pedersen, the late Chester (the late Millie) Okray, the late Father Anthony Polyak, the late Jim (the late Patricia) Foltz and the late Rev. Bernardine Shine. Further survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, other relatives and friends.
Visitation Monday, May 16, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls, from 3:30 PM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 5:30 PM. Interment Tuesday at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.
Ruth was longtime member of the former St. Stephen Martyr Church in Milwaukee. Ruth with her husband Vince founded the Polyak Trucking Company.
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