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“I first met Ruth when at I was in college and she and Mr. Kleba would come to all of Liz's games. Since the early 1980's, she and I have exchanged...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Panszczyk - Lindenhurst, IL

“To miss Ruth family I send my prayers and sympathies I had taken care of her at the nursing home in little chute when she first got there we had many...Read More »
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“Karl and I were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was always a lovely women and the world is a little sadder without her. Our thoughts...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kris and Karl Prohaska

“So sorry to hear about your mother Kathy!! Always remember her as a sweet lady!!! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family! ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Terri (Bazile) Nilson

“Ruth was a caring and loving lady. She and Ed were great neighbors and friends. Their yard and Flowers were such an enjoyment. Ruth was very proud of...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Don and Joan Wetzel

“I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Kleba family. Ruth was remarkably caring. My Mother Dorothy asked Ruth to be my Godmother and Ruth...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Rakocy

“Dianne and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Kleba family. Dave, your mom was always kind and thoughtful to me, and she brought...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Doug Fayle


Ruth A. Kleba, age 95, of Appleton, passed away in Little Chute on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Ruth was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Kraszewski) Laganowski. She married Edwin Kleba on June 1, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2007. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was longtime member of St. Thomas More Church, where she served as a communion distributor for hospitalized patients at Appleton Memorial Hospital. Ruth enjoyed tennis, music, poetry, birds and flowers. She was well-known for her cooking and homemade grape jelly. Ruth was loved and appreciated by the many people she met. Survivors include her children, Ellen (Jim) Cihak; Robert (Patricia) Kleba; David (Karen) Kleba; Elizabeth Kleba; and Catherine (Michael) Eschmann; her grandchildren, Adam Kleba, Rebecca Kleba, Joanna Malliet (Mark), Sarah Person (James), Nathan Kleba (Jen), Jeff Cihak (Amanda), Alex Eschmann, Eric Eschmann; her great grandchildren, Josef Kleba, Courtney Malliet, Kaelyn Malliet and James Person III. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law Susan Thomson and Patricia Lane, nieces, nephews, friends, and her beloved cat, Peko. Ruth was preceded in death by her brother David Lane and sister Nancy Etcheverry; her brother-in-law Daniel Kleba; her sister-in-law Virginia Harmon, brother-in-law David Harmon, and daughter-in-law Starr Kleba. The date and location of the Mass and Celebration of Ruth's life will be announced on this website (www.wichmannfargo.com). Interment will be in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Ruth's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the wonderful staff at Atrium Post Acute Care Center in Little Chute for their loving care of Ruth the past three years. Thanks also to Fr. Gerald Falk for his visits, prayers, and comforting. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com