Ruth M. Staveteig, age 90, of McHenry, died Monday, October 22, 2012 at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Woodstock. She was born June 17, 1922 in Seattle, Washington to Napoleon and Anna Louise (Utz) Hebert. On July 3, 1945 she married Ervin T. Staveteig in Seattle, WA.
Ruth graduated in 1940 from Roosevelt High School, then attended a secretarial school in downtown Seattle. She worked as an executive secretary for Blake, Moffett & Town. Later, she was an assistant dietician for 10 years at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. As a member of the hospital auxiliary she volunteered over 5,000 hours. For eight years she served as a secretary on the hospital’s board. Ruth loved sewing all her children’s clothes, collecting, gardening, and reading. She started the women’s group at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, where she served as president.
Her greatest achievement was producing a loving family.
Survivors include four children, Linda Staveteig of McHenry, Kaaren (Chuck Fisher) Staveteig of Ashland, Maryland, Laurie (Jim) Mangieri of Chandler, AZ, Eric (Anne) Staveteig of Johnsburg, IL; six grandchildren, Shannon (Kevin) Koy, Jennifer (Daniel Schatzer) Dodge, Jeffrey (Jessica) Mangieri, Katie (Nick) Shepherd, Brandon Staveteig, Rebecca Staveteig; and four great-grandchildren, Evelyn Koy, Bennett Shepherd, Haleigh Shepherd and Zachary Schatzer.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin in 2010; parents; and grandson Michael in infancy.
Visitation will be Friday, October 26, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050
Visitation will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. until the 11a.m service at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL.
Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.