Ruth G. "Mrs. B." Bortscheller
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Location: 11:24 a.m., at the Lakeview Village Healthcare of Monticello, Indiana, with her family at her side.
 
 
Age: 84
Date of Birth: Wednesday, August 23, 1933
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
 
 
Father: Henry Wawrinecz  
Mother: Gertrude ( Misiak ) Wawrinecz  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Ruth and her husband, Michael "Mike", have lived in the rural Monticello, Indiana, area since 1992, coming from Downers Grove, Illinois, area.
Funeral Date: Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Funeral Location: 8:00 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Celebration of Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: 2:00 p.m., (CST) Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, 11333 South Central Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60453
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Ruth had been in failing health for the last several months. She was a graduate of George Williams University College of Chicago, Illinois, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education. Ruth was a professor / student advisor at the University of Illinois at Chicago for thirty - one years. She was a very active board member of Lake Shafer Welfare Association of Monticello, Indiana. She was a regular substitute teacher for the Twin Lakes School Corporation of Monticello, Indiana, and the North White School Corporation of Monon, Indiana, for fifteen years, and everyone knew her as "Mrs. B.". Ruth enjoyed and was involved in a variety of embroidery and quilting guilds. She was a former member of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Family. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On June 12, 1957, in Chicago, Illiniois, she married Emerson Edward Thomas, Jr.; he passed away on November 9, 1971. Then on April 24, 1982, in Downers Grove, Illinois, she married Michael "Mike" Bortscheller; he survives.
Survivors include:
Husband,
Michael "Mike" Bortscheller of Monticello, Indiana;

Daughter,
Deborah "Deb" (husband Brian) Kowalski of Tucson, Arizona;

Granddaughters,
Krystal (husband Brenton) Schmich of Tucson, Arizona, and
Erica (husband Jeremy) Hartenberg of Oro Valley, Arizona;

Great Grandson,
Austin Schmich of Tucson, Arizona;

God Son,
Shane (wife Kari) Stachura of Buckley, Illinois;

Sisters-in-law,
Georgia Bennechke of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Leatha Thomas of Illinois, and
Elizabeth Webster of Peoria, Illinois;

Brother and Sister-in-law,
Ronald "Ron" and Dorothy Bortscheller of Orland Park, Illinois;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and Friends.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Henry and Gertrude (Misiak) Wawrinecz;

First Husband,
Emerson Edward Thomas Jr.;

Sister-in-law,
Daisy McIntire;

Brother-in-law,
George Thomas.
Arrangements by:
Miller- Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.