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Ruthann Zickgraf

March 31, 1940 - February 18, 2018

Ruthann Zickgraf, age 77, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 31, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Lee Thomas and Minnie Adaline (Kosching) Graham.  Ruthann was a talented homemaker who loved preparing meals for her family, especially during the holidays. In addition to cooking, she enjoyed baking, gardening, and visiting casinos, including Delaware Park. Most of all, Ruthann loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved to laugh and will always be remembered for her infectious smile and her ability to uplift your spirit.

In addition to her parents, Ruthann was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Emmett J. Zickgraf, Sr.; son, William E. Zickgraf; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Emmett J. Zickgraf, Jr. and George G. Zickgraf (Claudia Buiano); sister, Violet McCabe; brother-in-law, George Johnson; grandchildren, William (Kimberly), Heather, Samantha, Nicole, and Elizabeth; 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Patsy Zickgraf.

A visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday evening, February 26, 2018 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A committal service will be held at 11 am the following morning, February 27, 2018 in the chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joseph B. Stahl Post #30 American Legion, 30 E. Jackson Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • Junior and George so sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away. She was a wonderful woman always made me laugh anytime I saw her. Heaven just got another Angel she’s with your Dad and Billy now. May she RIP.

  • Ruthann was always so p!peasant to be around. Her laugh made you laugh and all sadness would go away. She is truly a gem. Will miss knowing she was there.

  • My deepest sympathies and my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • My condolences to you n family !! Sorry for the loss of your mom ( my aunt ) she will be missed !

  • Junior and Georgie your mom. My condolences to the both of you. Aunt Ruthann RIP

  • Junior and Georgie I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I have so many wonderful memories of her and her ability to make everyone laugh. She was a special woman and a gentle soul. I’m sure she’s with your dad now and all her siblings who have gone before her. I hope all your wonderful memories of her will keep you company during this difficult time. RIP Aunt Ruthann. Until we meet again. ❤️ With love always, your cousin Paula and auntie Ann and cousin Billy too.

  • Billy, Kim and family. We are sorry to learn of the loss of your grandmother. May you find some comfort in your memories.