Janet Ruhde


Janet M. Ruhde, 70, of Brimfield, Illinois passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois. 

She was born November 9, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa a daughter of William and Ruth Mary Ann Willits Ruhde.  Janet graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1958 and from St. Ambrose College – School of Nursing in 1962.

Janet was a registered nurse, employed by Methodist College of Nursing as a teacher until her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brimfield.

Surviving are two sisters, Sister Mary Ann Ruhde, BVM of Davenport, and Patricia M. (Fabian) Skretta of Minden, Iowa; a lifelong friend, Sister Louise Levandowski, BVM of Davenport; two nieces; four nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Davenport.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  The Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brimfield, Illinois.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Janet’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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