Ruth E. Von Fumetti

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Ruth E. Von Fumetti, 75, of Dubuque, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at Luther Manor, Dubuque.

Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, Dubuque.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Church of The Nativity, Dubuque, conducted by Rev. James Miller.

Ruth was born on May 7, 1942, in Guttenberg, the daughter of Raymond and Amelia (Buhr) Frommelt. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Guttenberg and received her degree from Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wis. On Feb. 14, 1983, Ruth married Cyril W. Von Fumetti. He preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 2012. Ruth was a medical technician having worked for many hospitals and laboratories in Chicago, Phoenix, Norfolk and Dubuque. She also owned and operated Joyous Occasions in Dubuque and enjoyed wintering in Mission, Texas. She was an active member of Nativity parish and enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, going for walks, reading, playing the piano and watching her hummingbirds. Ruth adored her grandchildren and loved “hidden chocolate.”

Surviving are her children, Karla (Calvin) Staudt of Florence, S.C.; Viki (Steve Adams) Von Fumetti of Portland, Ore.; Lynn (David Hornbacher) Von Fumetti of Glenwood, Colo.; Mark (Wanda) Von Fumetti of Jamestown, Ky.; Lisa (John Hudock III) Von Fumetti of Talkeetna, Ark., and Jill (Doug) Henrich of Burlington; her grandchildren, Miranda Ball, Frank Robert Ball IV, Josiah Ball, Kaitlin Staudt, Rachel (Michael) Badger, Ryne, John and Alec Henrich, Ceaven Von Fumetti, Lacy (Bryan) Cooper, Ben and Brittini Adams; six great-grandchildren; her sisters, Rosemary Matt of Guttenberg and Esther (Fran) Goedken of Zwingle; her brother-in-law, Robert Schreiber of Dubuque; her nieces and nephews, Bruce (Margaret) Matt, Louis Matt IV, Michaele Matt and Gary (Rae Marie) Matt, Inda (Joseph) Pawlek, Mary Ellen (Glen) Thompson, James (Renee) Schreiber, Dr. Ann Schreiber, Jeffrey (Lois) and Joel (Katie) Matt and Staci (Joe) Hahn.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers, James and Gerald; her sisters, Amy Matt and Jeanette Schreiber; her nephews, Jay Matt and Reed Goedken and her brothers-in-law, Francis and Louis Matt.

Memorials may be given to Viterbo University, St. Mary’s Church in Guttenberg or Nativity Church.

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