Ruth Ann Lauf

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Ruth Ann Lauf, nee Weck, 82, of Belleville, IL, born July 1, 1938, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Aviston Countryside Manor, Aviston, IL.

Mrs. Lauf worked as the Activities Director at Swansea Care Center, Weir Retirement Home, and the former Meredith Memorial Home, Belleville, IL, before her retirement.  Ruth Ann also served as president of the Resident Council at Cambridge House. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church where she served as a lector at church and was a former member and past president of the Cathedral Mothers’ Club. In earlier years, she was a member of the Bellettes Drum & Bugle Corps. Ruth Ann enjoyed class luncheons with her graduating class of the Academy of Notre Dame.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ronald V. Lauf, whom she married on October 18, 1958, and who died on August 30, 2006; a son, Kenneth G. (Monique) Lauf; her parents, George A. and Agnes J., nee Schmittling, Weck; a brother, Leroy Weck; and a son-in-law, William Scholes.

Surviving are a son, Keith R. (Tricia) Lauf of Kenner, LA;
two daughters, Lisa A. (Martin) Petrie of Collinsville, IL, and Theresa M. Scholes (Randy Anderson) of Breese, IL;
14 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren;
three brothers, Melvin (Sharon) Weck of Freeburg, IL, John (Sandy) Weck of Belleville, IL, and David (Jane) Weck of Wheaton, IL;
a sister, Mary Ann (Jim) Hosie of Belleville, IL;
a sister-in-law, Bernette Weck of Freeburg, IL;and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the activities fund at Aviston Countryside Manor.  Condolences may be submitted to

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines will be observed upon entrance.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 10:10 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with the Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


8 Comments on Ruth Ann Lauf

Gerry and Barb Hasenstab said : Guest Report Sep 28, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Please accept our condolences at the passing of Ruth. She was such a caring and giving person. She was a pleasure to be with. She will be missed.

  • Fairmont City
  • Il
Colleen Harper said : Guest Report Sep 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM

I got to know Ruth at Aviston countryside Manor and she was such a dear! She had the prettiest smile ever! I will miss her sweetness. It was my pleasure to know her!

  • Aviston
  • Il
Mike and Elaine Hasenstab said : Guest Report Sep 27, 2020 at 6:38 AM

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Ruth always cared so much for everyone. She was a truly selfless person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jacksonville
  • Florida
Shelley Hawthorne Zotz said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2020 at 4:39 PM

My condolences Ruth's family and the whole wreck family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rev Derek McIntyre said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2020 at 10:21 PM

I use to wait on Ruth Ann while she was a resident at Cambridge House. She was always as nice as could be. R.I.P.

  • Belleville
  • IL
The Adams' said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2020 at 8:12 PM

Dearest RuRu, You are such a big part of our families cherished memories and lives. We will treasure your golden heart and precious smile all of our days. Enjoy your new life of heavenly bliss and know we will all be back together once again to dance and sing. We love you! Christine, Steve, John, & your blue eyed Daniel ?

  • Swansea
James and Dorothy Lauf said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2020 at 9:50 AM

It is with deep sadness we say goodbye, till we meet again to Aunt Ruthie! She has always been a ray of sunshine. We loved our times with her. We are thinking about all of you and love you. Till we meet again Aunt Ruth Ann.??

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim & Carol Cange said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2020 at 9:37 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ruth Ann was a grade school pal and friend in later years. We enjoyed many years of happiness with the Weck family. May God bless you,

  • Nashville
  • il

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