RUTH R. SIEKIERDA
March 12, 1923 – February 14, 2015
Ruth R. Siekierda, age 91, of New Castle, DE, passed away on February 14, 2015, at the Seasons Hospice In-Patient Unit at Christiana in Newark, surrounded by her loving family.
Ruth was born in Lead, SD on March 12, 1923, to the late John Richards and Sarah Bradshaw Richards. She had been a sales manager for the former LeRoys Clothing Store and retired in 1987 after 15 years of dedicated service. Ruth was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Leisure Club. She was also a member of the Polish American VFW Post #3257 in Wilmington, DE.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband, John J. Siekierda, who died in 2002; brother, Jack Richards and faithful companion, Muffin. She is survived by her daughters, Joanna S. Gore (William) of Wilmington, DE and Terri M. Crawford (David) of Middletown, DE; 3 grandchildren, Kristine Cullotta (Anthony) of Scottsdale, AZ, Kimberly Crawford and Kristin Crawford both of Middletown, DE; great grandson, Brayden Woerner; and extended family, Mariah, Judy, Debbie, Patty and Beth.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 am on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 801 N. DuPont Boulevard, New Castle. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Monday at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Society, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.