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Ruth L. Kussow

July 2, 1910 June 11, 2008
Ruth L. Kussow
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Obituary for Ruth L. Kussow

Ruth l. Kussow, 97 of Oconto, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Woodlands Nursing Home. Oconto. Ruth was born July 2, 1910 in Abrams to the late Charles and Ann (Bibby) Behling. She married Ben Kussow on April 28, 1934. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1996. Ruth graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1927 and graduated from teaching training in 1928. She taught at grade schools in Mountain and Morgan. Ruth and Ben farmed together near Brookside, WI for 37 years. They moved in their retirement to the Kussow family farm, located in Little Suamico. Ruth and Ben enjoyed their travel throughout the U.S., especially with friends from the Oconto Electric Co-op. The high-lite of their travels was a trip to New Zealand. They enjoyed playing cards with friends throughout their lives.
Ruth is survived by five sons Tom (Lois) Kussow, Little Suamico; Dr. Wayne (Carol) Kussow, Madison; Dr. Roger (Barbara) Kussow, Columbus, OH; Gary (friend Diane) Kussow, Elkhart Lake; James Kussow, San Francisco, CA; one granddaughter Patricia Kussow-Fusco, Madison; six grandsons and their families Dan (Lisa) Kussow, Howard; Michael (Ann) Kussow, Green Bay; Matthew (Michelle) Kussow, Waterloo; Jeff (Kathy) Kussow, Waukesha; Tim Kussow, Hartford; Dave (Angie) Kussow, Madison; Warren (Pam) Schneider, Columbus, OH; Adam Kussow, Columbus, OH; Nathan Kussow, Columbus, OH. She is further survived by 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers Jess, Wilbur, Howard, Charles, Herald, two sisters Alice and Estelle, a great grandson Michael G. Kussow Jr. and a step-granddaughter Natalie Nelson.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the United Methodist Church, Abrams, from 10 to 11 AM Thursday, June 19, 2008. Memorial services will be conducted 11 AM Thursday at the church with the Rev. Richard Fite officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Visitation:
10 AM to 11 AM Thursday, June 19 at United Methodist Church, Abrams

Service:
11 AM Thursday, June 19 at United Methodist Church, Abrams

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