Ruth M. Strunk, 88, wife of the late Merrill E. Strunk, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown. God has her in his keeping and we have her in our hearts.

Ruth was born and lived most of her life in Boyertown. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie (Manwiller) Stevens.

Ruth was a lifelong member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Boyertown. She worked as a civilian inspector at Doehler-Jarvis for the US Navy during WWII. Most of all, Ruth enjoyed being a mother and homemaker.

Surviving are sons Ronald Strunk, husband of Joyce of Findlay, OH; Roger Strunk, husband of Beverly of Boyertown; Dennis Strunk, husband of Catherine of Wilmington, DE; Craig Strunk, husband of Donna of New Jerusalem and Keith Strunk, husband of Denise of Boyertown; daughter Karen Russak, wife of Ronald of Horsham; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sister Nancy Moyer, wife of Ralph of New Berlinville.

Including her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by her son Kevin Strunk, brother David Stevens, and sister Grace Youse.

A funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday, January 10, 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 35 West Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:00-10:15 AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Good Shepherd United Church of Christ at the above address.

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