Ruth Ehrlinger

Birth: February 17th, 1938
Death: February 12th, 2018
Age: 79 years

Ruth I. Ehrlinger

Frankentrost, MI


Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went home with her Lord on Monday, February 12, 2018. Ruth passed away at Wellspring Lutheran Home of Frankenmuth after a lengthy illness; age 79 years. Ruth Gugel was born on February 17, 1938 in Tuscola, Michigan to the late Albert and Lottie Gugel. She married her loving husband Melvin Ehrlinger on June 7, 1958 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.


Over the years, Ruth worked at Bronner’s and Sanitary Mattress Co. Ruth belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Frankentrost and was involved in the choir and Ladies Aid. Her hobbies included sewing and quilting.


Surviving besides her husband of 59 years are 4 daughters: Rhonda Walker of Saginaw, MI, Brenda (Ray) Paquette of Saginaw, MI, Lana (Steve) Altscheffel of Midland, MI, and Pamela (Mark) Mossner of Frankenmuth, MI; Grandchildren: Benjamin (Megan) Walker, Brian Walker, Michael, Adam, and Alexander Webber, Rachel, Hannah, and Jacob Altscheffel, Jennifer, Eric, Michelle, and Amanda Mossner; 1 great-grandchild: Caleb Walker; 2 sisters: Gladys (Dennis) Kaul and Lenchen (Don) Techentien; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dorothy Bierlein, Arnold Ehrlinger, Edwin (Marion) Ehrlinger and Bernice Auernhammer.


Ruth was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter: Sarah Walker; 2 brothers: Ray Gugel and Fred (Leona) Gugel and 2 sisters: Marie (Art) Bull and Luella Ehrlinger and 1 brother-in-law Roy Auernhammer.


Funeral services will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8220 Holland Rd., Frankentrost, Michigan.  Rev. Mark Loest will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, MI.  Ruth’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Wellspring Lutheran Services.

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