Ruth W. Hetzel, 87, died February 24, 2004 at her residence, Countryview Group Home in Germantown.

She was born October 27, 1916 in Port Washington, Wisconsin to Charles and Mary Miller Witte.  Growing up in Port Washington she moved to Milwaukee in her early 20’s and lived on North 61st Street for many years.  She was a personnel Clerk at Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company and retired in the mid 1970’s.  A member of the United Auto Workers Local 248, Ruth was also active in the Milwaukee Senior Citizens and it’s meal program.  She also enjoyed traveling.  In the mid 1990’s she moved to Mequon and most recently lived in Germantown.

She is survived by her brother Fred (Mary) Witte of Grafton, Wisconsin, 4 nieces and 1 nephew.  Two brothers, George and Lester Witte precede her in death.

Funeral services 5:30 PM Thursday at the funeral home.  The Rev. James Ernster officiating.  Interment Union Cemetery, Port Washington.  Visitation after 4:30 pm Thursday.