THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ruth M. Hecht
Issue Date: April 11, 2019
Ruth Mabel (Sangmeister) Hecht, 94, of Marinette, formerly of Crivitz, passed away Saturday April 6, 2019 at the Luther Home in Marinette after a long beautiful life.
Born Nov. 4, 1924 in Cleveland, Oh., to the late Carl and Evelyn Sangmeister, she married Russell Hecht on Jan. 7, 1949 in Cleveland, Oh. They shared their life together traveling the world while he was member of the Military. They enjoyed seeing the world and exploring other cultures.
In their travels, they adopted two children, her daughter, the late Carol McGrain and Thomas Hecht. An involved member in the community and of the Crivitz Woman's Club starting in 1975 and for many years, she had been President and was Woman of the Year in 2001. She volunteered for many events, was a member of the Red Hat's Society, worked for NASA for many years and participated in the project involving the Apollo 8 Mission in 1968 and the Apollo 11 Mission in 1969.
She loved time with family and friends. With her family as number one priority, it brought her much happiness to spend time with them along with her friends. She enjoyed animals, reading, playing her favorite games, had a good sense of humor and liked telling stories of her life and talking about history and her worldly experiences.
Her drives through the Crivitz and Marinette areas brought her a lot of good memories. She had a good sense of humor.
She is survived by a son, Tom Hecht and Kitty Hecht; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; best friends, Toni (Greg) Ciske of Pembine and their daughter, Victoria and son, Brandon.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Hecht and a daughter, Carol McGrain and her husband, JT Thompson.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 2 at Timberline from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund towards a nursing student out of Crivitz in her memory is appreciated. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, Russell Hecht. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.