Ruth Mary Ann Sullivan

May 22, 1929 ~ February 23, 2018 (age 88)

Ruth Mary Ann Sullivan, 88, of Wonder Lake, passed away on February 23, 2018 at Bickford Assisted Living in Crystal Lake.

She was born on May 22, 1929 in Chicago, to Richard and Marian (Shmerling) Kleeman. She married Donald B. Sullivan on July 16, 1949 at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Chicago.

Ruth was an avid gardener, loved mowing the grass and working in her yard.  She also loved knitting, cooking, sewing and working on jigsaw puzzles.

Family was very important to Ruth because she and her sister Ellen, lived in the St. Joseph Orphanage in Michigan after the death of her parents until they graduated from high school.  Ruth went to work as a secretary in Chicago.  Ruth also worked in the bookstore at Marian Central Catholic High school in Woodstock in the early 1970’s. She and her husband, Donald, bought one of the original homes on the West side of Wonder Lake where they lived and raised four children until 2011.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Sally) Sullivan of Woodstock, Donna (Bruce) Westergren of Fort Myers, Peg (Craig) Feldt, of Marengo and Kelly (Brian) Caldwell, of Wonder Lake; eleven grandchildren, Sean Sullivan, Courtney Reinhard, Casey Sullivan, Jenny Wagner, Lauren Westergren, Andrew Feldt, Brandon Feldt, Meghann Feldt, Brad Caldwell, Benjamin Caldwell, and Brett Caldwell; eleven great grandchildren, Hannah Reinhard, Emily Reinhard, Madelyn Sullivan, Timothy Sullivan, Mason Feldt, Mackenzie Feldt, Brayden Caldwell, Kaylee Caldwell, Whitney Feldt, Palmer Feldt and Jackson Wagner;

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Sullivan in 2011 and her sister Ellen Bidne.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JourneyCare Foundation.

The family would like to commend the staff at the Bickford Assisted Living Home and the Hospice volunteers who became like family to her.

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