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Ruth H. Schmitt

(Nee Hornung) Of New Berlin, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 87. She was born Dec. 13, 1925 in Pirmasens, Germany to the late Wilhelm and Elisabetha Hornung. Ruth met her husband, Carl Schmitt, Jr., when he was stationed in Germany after WWII. They married in 1955 and she became a US citizen in 1959. She spent the next 20 yrs. as a military wife living in Germany, Virginia, Colorado, New Jersey and Maryland. She especially loved the 6 yrs. that she and her husband lived in Berlin, Germany, so it is fitting that they moved to New Berlin, WI in 1975 following Carl’s retirement from the US Army. When she was not traveling, Ruth enjoyed spending time with her many friends at Carl Schurz Memorial Park in Hartland. In addition to her devoted husband of 58 yrs., she is survived by their daughter Catherine (Don) Krug of Charlotte, NC; sister Ursula (Fritz) Kunz of Pirmasens, Germany; brother Egon (Ella) Hornung of Heltersberg, Germany; brother-in-law John (Bonnie) Schmitt of Waukesha; sister-in-law Carol (Chiang) Mei of Boston, MA; nephew Peter (Ingrid) Hornung of Pirmasens, Germany and niece Deborah (Juan Ignacio) Motiloa of Beijing, China. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home Saturday, July 27 from 1-3 PM, followed by funeral services at 3 PM. Private interment Southern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Carl Schurz Memorial Park Association, c/o Carolyn Hook, PO Box 387, Hartland, WI 53029, are suggested.


  • Frankie Green says:


    On behalf of the entire ESS group at UST, our thoughts are with you and the family. May you be comforted by beautiful memories of your mother and the love of family and friends.

    Sincerely – Frankie

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