Ruth Elaine Henrich, 89, of Weston, passed away on January 8, 2023, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. She was born on September 16, 1933, to the late Edward and Martha Wanless in Merrill, Wisconsin. She graduated from Merrill High School, and on July 17, 1954, she married Arthur Henrich at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill. Ruth and Art lived in Merrill until 1976, when they moved to Weston, Wisconsin.
Over the years, Ruth worked various jobs, including selling Avon, Home Interiors, and Tupperware, as well as working at Eastbay. In later years, she and Art took pleasure in spending time at their camper by Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk and going out to eat. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Kubichek from Weston; a son, Steve (Joy) from Rothschild; five grandchildren, Melissa (Corry) Boehm , Jason Kubichek, Chris (Tasha) Kubichek, Will Henrich, and Katie (Dan) Schneekloth; and eight great grandchildren, Gabe, Bryce and Kale Boehm, Christian and Audrey Kubichek, and Evelyn, Micah and Vivian Schneekloth.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Martha Wanless; her husband, Art; and her siblings, Luella Koehler, William Wanless, and Doris Lange.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 13, 2023, at 11:30 am at The Shepherd's House, 6300 Bittersweet Road, Wausau with visitation beginning at 10:30 am. Pastor Justin Spady will officiate. Burial at Merrill Memorial Park will take place in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Shepherd's House.
Ruth's family wishes to thank Aspirus Wausau Hospital and the palliative care staff for their compassion and care.
Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel is assisting the family.