Ruth E. Laes, 86, Green Bay, went to be with her beloved husband and son on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. Born May 3, 1932, she is the daughter of the late Arnold and Delia (Metoxen) Vander Bloomen. Ruth married Merlin J. Laes on Oct. 7, 1950 at Saints Peter and Paul Church and together they raised five children. She held numerous jobs over the years and was very proud of retiring from the Oneida Casino at the age of 80. Ruth will be remembered for her love of the Packers, attending stock car races, dinners at the Redwood, spending time with her dog, Peanut, but above all else, she loved being a mom and grandma.
Ruth is survived by four children, Rick, Cheri, Teri and her special daughter and son-in-law, Krissi and Marvin; numerous grandchildren, especially Elizabeth (Casey); great-grandchildren, particularly, Beau Merlin; three sisters, Ann, Fran, and Margie (Tom); and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merlin; son, Rodney; brothers and sisters-in-law.
Visitation at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N, Baird Street, Thursday, Nov. 15, 4pm until the time of the prayer service at 7pm. Visitation will continue Friday morning, Nov. 16, at the funeral home from 9am until 10:15am. Funeral Mass, 10:30am Friday at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Krissi and Elizabeth extend a heart-felt thank you to her dear sister, Margie; amazing family friend, Robin King; and the staff at BayShore Nursing Home, particularly, Deb.