Ruth Ida (Wetteroff) Kraemer
Ruth Ida (Wetteroff) Kraemer, age 92 of St. Louis, MO, passed away June 25, 2020. Ruth was born at her home in St Louis MO on October 17, 1927, to Julius and Ida (Schwendt) Wetteroff. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Kraemer, her brothers, Walter, Lester, James and Roy Wetteroff, and her beloved pets, Trouble, Miss Kitty, Max and Allie, which were as loved as children. She also treasured her nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by Jean (Wetteroff) Ade, Jerry Wetteroff and Janet (Wetteroff) Jakubowski. She leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Joyce (Wetteroff) Parker, David Wetteroff, Jim Wetteroff Jr, Jayne Wetteroff and many cousins, relatives and friends.
Ruth was a Rosie the Riveter, supporting the war efforts by assembling electronics during WW II. She later worked as a secretary for Bank of America. She always had a passion for serving others and volunteered at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, local animal shelters, and hospice care. Her smile, laugh, gentle nature and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jun 30, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday, Jul 1, 10:00 a.m., at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home South City Chapel. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will be private. Out of consideration for family and friends, please wear a mask provided and social distance.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Open Door Animal Sanctuary
6065 Duda Rd
House Springs, MO 63051
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
2320 Pine St
St. Louis, MO 63103
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