Ruth H. Schrauth 1925-2017

Ruth H. Schrauth

Ruth H. Schrauth, 92, of Medford, passed away on Sept. 5, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.
Ruth was born on May 30, 1925 in Medford to the late John and Freida (Fischer) Schmidt. She was married to the late Louis Malchow in 1946 who passed away in 1963. She then married the late Alvin Schrauth in 1966 and enjoyed their 41 years together until his passing in 2007.
Ruth was well-known for owning and operating Malchow Grocery in Medford from 1953 until her retirement in 1976. She enjoyed all the customers and memories made at the grocery store. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, spending time with her family and friends, cookbooks, magazines and gardening her vegetables and plants. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Ruth is survived by her children: Ilene (Michael) Grant of Medford and Gary Malchow of Madison; grandson, James (Penny) Grant of Medford; great-grandchildren, Avery and Anthony Grant of Medford; sisters, Louise Piller of Watertown and Gloria (Mark Hartman) Spreen of Medford; brothers, Roy Schmidt of Sussex and Ervin (Delores) Schmidt of Medford; sister-in-law, Christine Schmidt of Cedarbrg.
In addition to her parents and late husbands Ruth was preceded in death by an infant son, Dale Malchow; brothers, Arnold Schmidt and Marvin Schmidt; and a sister, Lenora Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to the family of Ruth to be designated at a later date. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake were entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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