Ruth M. Komassa (Hessen), age 96, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Hartford Care Center.
She was born February 8, 1916 in St. Germain, Wisconsin to Frederick and Hilma (Anderson) Hessen.
Ruth worked as a curator at the Vilas County Historical Museum, was head cook at the hospital in Woodruff, and was an author. She wrote two books "Messages from the Past" and "St. Germain, Another Message from the Past". Ruth was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sayner and the Lions Club in St. Germaine.
She is survived by her children Yvonne (Larry) Kutcher of West Bend, Wisconsin and Gary (Paula) Komassa of El Paso, Texas ; six grandchildren Sheryll (Brad) Richert, Dan (Kim) Kutcher, Wendi (Mike) Werner, Yvonne (Orlando) Sierra, Greg and Dennis Komassa; seven great grandchildren Nathan, Amanda, Brittany, Courtney, Cody, Ashton and Delaney; and one great great-grandson Thomas. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her dear friend Peter Perveiler and eight brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be held at the St. Germaine Cemetery on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:00am. Reception to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sayner.