Ruth Patricia Oberbruner, Burlington, WI/formerly Milton (1924 - 2012)
July 17, 1924 - October 29, 2012
Ruth Patricia (Licher) Oberbruner, 88, of Burlington, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Aurora Burlington Hospital of natural causes. She was surrounded by her loving family sharing stories of a life well lived.
Born to Ruby (Peglow) and Frank Licher in Beloit, on July 16, 1924, and raised in Attleboro, MA, Ruth had four brothers: Wayne, Frank, Lloyd and Bobby. The family moved back to Beloit, where she graduated from Beloit College and sang in the choir with James Arness of “Gunsmoke” fame. After college, Ruth became a high school English teacher and married Red on Oct. 25, 1947.
Ruth was a resident of Burlington since 1970, where three of her children—Larry, Jamey and Dick—graduated from Burlington High School. Ruth and Red lived in Milton, prior to this where three children—Skip, Dan and Trish—graduated from Milton High School. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Milton, and St. Charles Borromeo Church in Burlington, where she was also choir director during Father Andre’s tenure. She was lauded for her soprano voice and musical knowledge, which she shared with school children of all ages.
Ruth is survived by brothers: Lloyd Licher of the San Francisco area, and Bobby Licher of Lake Havasu, AZ; sons: Kenneth, Jr. “Skip” of Madison, Robert Daniel “Dan” and wife, Lisa (Marquee) of Ontario, Larry and wife, Maria (Perez) of Waukesha, Jamey and wife, Cindy (Henschel) of Waukesha, Richard “Dick” of Naperville, IL; daughter, Patricia “Trish” and husband, Ted Miller of Kewaskum; grandchildren: Danny, Ann, Jacob, Austin, Cassidy, Madison, Olivia and Molly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken “Red” Oberbruner; children, Gary William and Mary Louise; brothers, Wayne and Frank; and granddaughter, Carrane Ambrose.
Evening visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, from 4 until 8 p.m., at SCHUETTE-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME in Burlington. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 12Noon at ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH in Burlington. Internment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Burlington.
Ruth would like to be remembered by this original quote: “Ever faithful, loving, constant, true.”
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, WI 53105