Ruth resided most of her life in Lansing. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a teaching degree. She gave piano lessons and tutored students in English and grammar. She loved walking and sewing and making her own clothes. She was very strong in her faith and was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lansing and a current member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Saginaw.
She was preceded in death by her brother Waldemar and is survived by her brother, Walter Metzger; sister-in-law, Margaret Metzger; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Pastor Michael Wilke officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the foundation of Ingham County Medical Care Facility or Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Saginaw, MI.