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Ruffina Ida Recknagel Strohm
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1911
Marathon County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 2007
Racine County
Wisconsin, USA

Ruffina Ida (nee: Recknagel) Strohm, 95, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at Ridgewood Care Center. She was born to Rudolph and Emma L. (nee: Hesse) Recknagel in Dancy in Marathon County on July 19, 1911. She moved to Walworth County, East Troy area in 1919. She moved to Racine October 18, 1952, when she was united in marriage to Albert H. Strohm. She attended East Troy High School. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Racine. Surviving are her husband, Albert; son-in-law, Joe Massey of Elkhorn; two grandchildren, Jo Ann (Jesus) Vasquez of Wauwatosa and Michael (Mary) Massey of Mosinee; one great-grandson, Andrew Dales of Wauwatosa; two step-daughters, Marjorie Bankenbush of Franksville and Barbara (Richard) Martin of Antioch, Ill.; six step-grandchildren, Scott Bankenbush, Kris Bankenbush of Franksville, Jeffrey (Theresa) Bankenbush of Racine, Sandy (Brian) Peters of Clearwater, Fla., Kent Martin of Lake Villa, Ill., Diane (Donald) Gall of Lake Villa, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Heather and Holly Bankenbush, Jennifer and Cori Bankenbush, Bronte and MacKenzie Peters, Paul Gall; step-nephew, Philip (Joyce) Strohm of Lake Mills; step-niece, Carolyn (Jim) McClain of Muskegon, Mich. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lois Massey of Elkhorn; sister, Eleanora Strohm; brother, Paul Recknagel; two nieces, Carol Strohm, Joan (nee: Recknagel) Kline; one nephew, Dean Recknagel, all of Burlington; one brother, Walter (in infancy); step-son-in-law, Franklyn Bankenbush. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, Racine. Pastor John Roekle of First Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from noon until time of service. Memorials to First Evangelical Lutheran Church have been suggested. Ruffina's family thanks everyone at Ridgewood Care Center, who contributed in any way to the wonderful care she received there. It was a blessing to have had such a compassionate staff caring for Ruffina. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME. Published in Racine Journal Times on June 6, 2007. 
Family links: 
  Emma Heese Recknagel (1877 - 1942)
  Lester J. Brophy (1903 - 1958)
  Albert H Strohm (1911 - 2013)*
  Lois Jean Brophy Massey (1929 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
West Lawn Memorial Park
Mount Pleasant
Racine County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Sue
Record added: May 28, 2011
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Ruffina Ida <i>Recknagel</i> Strohm
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 Added: May. 28, 2011

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