Ruth L. Bowers

Ruth L. Bowers, 85 of Wittenberg, died on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Ruth was born on Nov. 14, 1935, in the town of Mosinee to August and Frieda (Ahrens) Gruetzmacher. She was baptized on Nov. 19. 1935 in the family home by the pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Mosinee. She was also confirmed by the same minister on June 27, 1948. Ruth attended Rock Ridge Grade School for the eight grades and then went to Mosinee High School, graduating June 3, 1953.

On Oct. 24, 1964, Ruth was united in marriage to Alan R. Bowers. They lived in the Mosinee area and then moved to the farm on Highway 153 in the Tigerton area in 1973. They joined Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, in 1973 and was a current member.

Ruth enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, baking and was known for her ‘brown’ cookies and apple pies. She had a passion for quilting and spent many hours making them for Lutheran World Relief and family members. Most of all, Ruth cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her children, Barbara J. Bowers of Stevens Point, Robert M. (Heidi) Bowers of Birnamwood and Jeffrey (Kimmyra) Bowers of the town of Germania; grandchildren, Shelby (Erich) Schnell of Madison, Sam (Hailey) Bowers of Shepley, Dylon (Autumn) Lyons of Stevens Point and Lukas Lyons of Milwaukee; great-grandson, Milo Lyons, and nephews, Michael (Janna) Bowers of Wawzeka, Bill (Sandy) Bowers of Marion and Tony (Jeanne) Bowers of Sparta.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, John (both in the same year), and a brother Walter.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Rev. Sharon Fox Bogen will officiate. Burial will take place in Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg/Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at