Floral 09

Ruth Ida (Wetteroff) Kraemer

October 17, 1927 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 92)


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

(636) 671-3643




Stray Rescue of St. Louis

2320 Pine St

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 771-6121

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June 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South CitySt. Louis, Missouri
7027 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

Funeral Service
July 1, 2020

10:00 AM
John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South CitySt. Louis, Missouri
7027 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116

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