Ruth Mock

Date of Death: Jul 26, 2021
Ruth Mock

1939 - 2021

Ruth Mock, 82, of Waupun, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.


Ruth was born March 19, 1939 in Beaver Dam, WI the daughter of Herbert and Esther Sauer Buschkopf. Ruth was a graduate of Juneau High School in 1956. On August 2, 1958 she married Linus Mock in Beaver Dam. The couple resided in Waupun most of their married lives, but spent nine years in Elkhorn, WI. Ruth worked in retail at JCPenney in Waupun and later as a receptionist at Johnson Chiropractic in Waupun. Ruth was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupun where she was a member of the Women’s Guild and also sang in the choir. Ruth enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center. Ruth and Linus enjoyed 19 years of wintering in Sun City Center, Florida.


Ruth is survived by her children: Ann (Jim) Smits of Waupun, Steve Mock of Waupun, Doug (Stacy) Mock of Waupun, and Nancy (Chris) Omdahl of Eden Prairie, MN; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Linus, on June 4, 2021; a grandson, Michael Smits; a sister, Lorraine and brother-in-law, Alton Loomans; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Irene Buschkopf and Ronald and Vicki Buschkopf.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Ruth Mock will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. David Cooper officiating.


Burial of cremains will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.

Special Thanks

The family wishes to thank Agnesian Hospice Hope for the love and care shown to Ruth.

Memorial Contributions

The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice Home of Hope and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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  1. NANCY L. VANDERKIN Says: July 27, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Sending many hugs and prayers for you Ann and your family. God bless you all.

  2. Betty Berk Says: July 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    We enjoyed knowing both Ruth and Linus during the winters here in Florida. They were both wonderful people who will be missed. May God comfort you at this time of loss.

  3. Barrie and Ardyce Tenpas Says: July 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our prayers are with you.

    Barrie and Ardyce Tenpas

  4. Brian Schepp Says: July 27, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Hey Jim, Anne and Steve, loved your mom and dad,and you guys! I always admired how your mom and dad handled things.i was on the sidelines watching.enjoyed it very much. Please get in touch! Love you all!

  5. Bill and Beth Parish Says: July 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I am so saddened to hear this. We met your mom and dad in Florida when they wintered there. We loved both of them. Your mom and I would take one day, go to lunch and shop. Sincere condolences.

  6. Marilyn Vander Sanden Says: July 27, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Sending hugs to you all at this difficult time!

  7. Natalie Vande Zande Says: July 29, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Can’t even imagine what you’re going through. First losing your dad then losing your mom the next month. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Hang onto the memories you have about them. My mom died 5 months ago and the pain is still there but it’s getting a little better each time I think about her. Pictures of her smiling help me too. The bond you had will get even stronger. I know it has for me and my siblings. Hang onto to that.

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