Ruth G. Polkowski Gutt, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.
Ruth was born in Evanston, Illinois, on June 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Gustave and Sophie (Schroeder) Meier. She graduated from Evanston High School and went on to work at Illinois Bell Telephone and later at Baxter Labs.
On Feb. 26, 1948, Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Polkowski at Bethlehem Church in Evanston. Ruth and Frank retired in 1982 and moved to Shawano. Frank preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1994. On July 29, 2005, Ruth was united in marriage to Victor Gutt at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.
She was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women’s Mission League, Tabitha, AARP, Golden Agers, the Red Hatters, three different card clubs, American Legion Auxiliary and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She also volunteered for hospice for 10 years and was a 50-year member of Home Maker’s County.