Ruth M. Gramke, age 83 of Meire Grove, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Serenity Place on 7th Assisted Living in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 22 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Ruth Mary Gramke was born August 5, 1939 in Richmond, Minnesota to Edward and Olive (Schreiner) Zumwalde. She worked at the Gambles store in Richmond before marrying Norbert Gramke on May 1, 1965 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. She raised her 5 children, was a master homemaker, and then went on to work at Harry’s Pizza in Elrosa.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove, Catholic United Financial, and Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survivors include her children, Mary (Thomas) Orth of Sauk Centre, Jim (Patty) Gramke of St. Cloud, Joan (Nathan) Eisenbacher of Sartell, Mark (Carrie) Gramke of Sartell, and Julie (Stefan Hultermans) Gramke of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a great-grandson on the way; brother-in-law, Herb Ruprecht; and her cherished cat, Lily.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert Gramke in March of 2022; parents; brother, Kenneth Ruegemer; brother-in-law, Raymond Gramke; and sister-in-law, Erma Ruprecht.
A special thank you to the staff at Serenity Place on 7th, St. Croix Hospice, and Dr. Joel Dunn for the wonderful care you provided our mother.