Frieda A. Ruff
Birth Date: August 22, 1925
Death Date: March 19, 2017
Frieda Ruff, 91, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Frieda was born August 22, 1925 in Shumway, IL the daughter of Edward and Louise (Friese) Kirchhofer. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, the Ladies Guild, and the Quilters Guild. She married Maurice Ruff on February 24, 1946. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2001.
Surviving are her son, Wayne Ruff of Groveland, FL; daughters, Charlene Keltner (Dillon) of Salem, IL; brother, Raymond Kirchhofer of Stewardson, IL; Grace Boldt of Effingham, IL; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, daughter-in-law, Tami Ruff, brothers, Walter, and Eugene, and sister, Marie.
Funeral service to celebrate Frieda’s life will be 11 AM Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 9:30 –11 AM in the church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Strasburg, IL. Memorials are suggested to Pilgrim Lutheran Church or Donor’s Choice.
The family of Frieda Ruff is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.