Ruth Ann Ruehr

HOUGHTON — Ruth Ann Ruehr (nee Richwine) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2020, with her family at her side.

She attended grade school and high school in Plymouth, before attending the University of Michigan for her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She received her Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Michigan. She was well known for her work for the League of Women Voters where she was president in Houghton. She also ran for Houghton County Commissioner. She worked as an advocate for political issues that were close to her heart including extensive work resisting Project Sanguine/Seafarer.

Her childhood was spent riding horses on her grandparent’s farm. She also was a supportive and loving older sister to her sisters, Judy, Marilyn and Margy.

She met her husband, Otto Ruehr, in high school and their long and happy marriage began when she was 19 years old. After living in Ann Arbor, Otto and Ruth Ann moved to Houghton, where Otto Ruehr was professor of Mathematics at Michigan Technological University and Ruth Ann taught in the Humanities Department at Michigan Tech.

Ruth Ann Ruehr was a loving mother, wife and sister and a tireless supporter of truth and justice.

She is survived by her husband, Otto Ruehr; her children, Erik, Fritz and Elena; her sisters, Judy, Marilyn and Margy; and her grandchildren, Freya, Sophie, Talia and Amelia.