Ruth (Nyberg) Riutta

KENOSHA, Wisc. – Ruth (Nyberg) Riutta went to be with her Lord on August 26, 2016, with her son and daughter-iN-law at her side.

She was born in Ironwood on September 18, 1926, and moved to New York with her family where she attended school. They moved to Kenosha in 1943 and she graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1944.

On October 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to Wesley Riutta and they moved for a brief time to California, before coming to Kenosha to make it their home until their time of passing.

Ruth graduated from KTI (Gateway Technical College) as a Certified Medical Assistant and went on to be the Kenosha County Supervisor of the Willowbrook Outpatient Dispensary. She later worked in a surgical clinic and as a teacher of low-vision services for the state of Wisconsin. After retiring, she was a hostess at the Kenosha Senior Center.

She was a member at several Assembly of God churches and most recently considered Pastor Richard Frankel of the Kenosha Christian Fellowship Church as her Pastor.

Ruth enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida with her husband. Family and friends were very important to her and they were a source of great joy.

She is survived by her son, David (Janice) Riutta; two grandsons, Matthew (Amy) and Marc (Ravin) Riutta; a granddaughter, Senja (David) Underwood; three great-grandsons, Jack Riutta and Samuel and Augustus Underwood; two great-granddaughters, Gracie Underwood and Olivia Riutta. Ruth is further survived by her two sisters, Sue (Michael) Smolinski and Sandy Thomas; as well as many nieces, nephews, dear friends and five grand Pugs.

In addition to her parents, John and Frances (Korpela) Nyberg; Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley in May 2014; her son, Jeffrey in July 1997; a sister, Gladys Beckstein and a dear nephew, Todd Smolinski in 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3720 39th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144. (262) 658-4101

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