Ruth Krebs

Obituary of Ruth A. Krebs

RUTH A. KREBS, age 83 of Jefferson, passed away on Friday May 8, 2020 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.


She was born on November 1, 1936 in Lake Mills, WI to Ernest and Roselyn (Bauer) Renz.

She married Lawrence Krebs on May 7, 1955.  Ruth worked in the housekeeping departments of several area facilities including St. Coletta, Countryside Home and Fort Memorial Hospital Rehab Services as well as the Hilltop Motel and the Jefferson School District as a school ‘lunch lady’. Ruth was an avid reader, loved rummage sales and going to the casino.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


She is survived by her husband Lawrence Krebs of Jefferson, sons Richard (Cindy) Krebs of Bean Station, TN and Edward (Kimberly) Krebs of Jefferson, and daughters Sandy (Frank) Garity of Sullivan and Jean (Roland) Geilfuss of Grafton, WI, brothers Charles (Doreen) Renz of Jefferson and John (Jane) Renz of Jefferson; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her daughter, Terry Krebs, brothers Leonard Renz, LaVerne Renz, Earl Renz and sisters Arliss Hall and Maryanne Koser.


Memorials can be made to Rainbow Hospice or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


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