Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 1, 2012 11:17 am EDT


MANSFIELD — Ruth Rose (Raitch) Wirick, 88, died July 31, 2012, in her Wedgewood Estates home.

Ruth was born June 12, 1924, in Mansfield, to Louis and Julia Raitch. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by daughters, Susan B. (Stan) Harer and Rosemary (Steven) Wreede, all of Mansfield; three grandchildren; great-grandson; brother, Paul Raitch in Minnesota; sister-in-law, Helen Snyder of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, John Wirick of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Dale Lee Wirick, whom she married on Sept. 25, 1948, she was preceded in death by 12 siblings.

A worship service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 West Cook Road (at Lexington Avenue), Mansfield. The Rev. Dr. Pentti Maki will officiate. Burial in Lexington Cemetery. Friends will be received in the church fellowship hall following the worship service.

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