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Ruth R. Karis, age 91 of Emerald, WI, died on Monday, December. 1, 2014, at the American Heritage Care Center Home in Hammond, WI.

Ruth Rebecca Karis was born on September 6, 1923, in Forest Township, St. Croix County, WI, the daughter of Harry & Lovica (Baxter) Peck. She grew up and attended school in Webster, WI. Ruth was married to Adolph M. Karis on October 22, 1942 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Amery, WI. Together they dairy farmed for many years in Emerald, WI and raised seven children, Beatrice, Wayne, Dale, Lois, Donna, Bill & Faith. When she wasn’t busy with her family and farm, Ruth enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, quilting, cooking and baking. She especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. Ruth was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake, WI.

She is preceded in death by her son, Dale Karis; parents Harry & Lovica Peck; grandson Christopher Karis; one brother & eight sisters.

She is survived by daughters and sons: Beatrice Williams – Osceola, WI, Wayne Karis – Emerald, WI, Lois Gustafson – Osceola, WI, Donna (Ron) Hurta – Friendship, WI, Bill Karis – New Richmond, WI, Faith (Mike) Fillion – Ladysmith, WI; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Cox – Ogilvie, MN and Lilly Gleason – Webster, WI; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was at St. John’s Catholic Church, in Clear Lake, WI on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Fr. John Long as celebrant. Casketbearers were David Amick, Doug Amick, James Jacobs, Karl Karis, Tony Karis, Allen Williams. Interment was at Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Wisconsin.

Scheuermann Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Clear Lake, WI,, handled the arrangements.