Ruth H. Scharine, age 98 of Delavan, Wi., passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013 at Linden Grove Nursing Home in Waukesha Wi. She was born in Lake Geneva, Wi. on December 20, 1914, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Johnson) Peterson. Ruth was united in marriage to Melvin Scharine on June 5, 1937 at her home in Hebron Il. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2005. Along with her husband, they owned and operated the Richmond General Store and the Richmond Telephone Co. until 1951. Ruth then began working as a teacher in the local school systems and finally working in the school offices before retiring. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan. A member of the Delavan Lioness and a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Judy Cefalu of Sussex, Wi. 2 sons; Dale (Maureen) Scharine of Appleton, Wi. and Denis (Bonny) Scharine of Fremont, Wi. 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 1 sister, Ethel Popenhagen Hebron, Il. and 1 brother, Eric Peterson of Genoa City, Wi. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin, 1 sister Signe, 4 brothers; Hank, Carl, Ernie and Bud. 1 daughter-in-law Beverly and 1 son-in-law Dennis Cefalu.
Funeral Services will be 11:00am Friday February 15, 2013 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan, Wi. with Rev Robert P. Rickman officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00am to service time at 11:00am at the church on Friday. Burial will follow at Richmond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, Wi. is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com