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Ruth G. Wander

March 30, 1928 - July 20, 2018

    July 23, 2018 | 4:00 PM to 8:PM Monday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • July 31, 2018 | 10:00 A.M.
  • Greenfields of Geneva 0N801 Friendship Way Geneva.
  • Burial Location
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Elwood, Il.



Ruth G. Wander joined the the Kingdom of our Lord on July 20, 2018. She was surrounded by all four of her children as she passed.


Ruth was a beloved and devoted wife to Leonard, who preceded her in death in 2010.  She was the most wonderful mother to Barbara (Jim) Southwick, Paul (Patricia) Wander, Susan (Donald) Schmidt, and Lori (Tim) Walker.  She dearly loved all six of her grandchildren: Tracy (Eric) Bjorling, Brett and Alec Schmidt, Sarah (Pat) Neihengen, Katelyn (Blake) Taylor, and Michelle Wander.  Five great-grandchildren blessed her full life:  Gwendolyn and Rory Bjorling, Liam and Ainsley Neihengen and Sean Taylor.


Ruth was an active community volunteer in both Arlington Heights and St. Charles and a member of both First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights and the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva, Illinois.


Visitation will be held on Monday, July 23 from 4 to 8 with a short prayer service at 7.  Burial will be private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois.  A memorial service is scheduled for 10 am Tuesday July 31st at Greenfields of Geneva in Friendship Hall.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.


For information please call Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles 630-584-0060 or


Bea and John Sonderegger from Arlingon Heights, IL

"Our belated sympathy extended to the family on Ruth's death. We remember bygone days as neighbors on Maude Street as well as fellow First Pres church goers. Ruth was a lovely person. May fond memories sustain you in the time ahead."

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