Barbara A. Ruemmler


Barbara A. Ruemmler, nee Trefftzs, 81, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Thursday, October 2, 1930, in Pinckneyville, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Illinois.

Barbara worked as a Teacher for 33 plus years at WM Holliday School in Fairview Heights. She was a member of Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights Illinois, Kappa Delta Pi  Honor Society and the Fairview Heights Planning Commission. She was a Sunday School Teacher, Church Librarian at Rosemont Baptist Church and the WMU Director.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Robert F. Ruemmler
  • Parents: Irl and Lisabeth, Craig, Trefftzs
  • Daughter: Lizabeth Ruemmler
  • Sisters
    • Doris Trefftzs
    • Esther Atteberry
    • Freda Heape
    • Erla Engelhardt
    • Sylvia Chaty

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Kathy E. (Tom) Lewis of O Fallon, IL
  • Sons
    • Michael A. Ruemmler of St Louis, MO
    • Robert L. Ruemmler of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Sister: Marjorie (David) Smith of Hot Springs Village, AR
  • Grandchildren
    • Dr. Rebecca Ruemmler
    • Joshua Ruemmler
    • Zachary  Ruemmler
    • Rachel Ruemmler
    • Alexander Lewis
    • Andrew Lewis
    • Lisabeth Lewis
  • Many Nieces and Nephews

Special thanks: The family would also like to express their appreciation to the Swansea Rosewood Care Center, Nurses and Aids, and Tiffany from Passages Hospice for the tender loving care through it all. 

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Winstanley Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00pm - 8:00pm Friday, May 4, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home and from 9:30am - 10-:30am Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Winstanley Baptist Church.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Winstanley Baptist Church, with Dr. Steve Phillips and Rev. Wendell Garrison officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Barbara A. Ruemmler:

    Kathy, Mike and Bob. I remember your mother so well and extend my sympathies to you on your loss. She was a very special lady.