Ruth Marie Schieber, 94, of Caledonia, died peracefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia, MN. She was born December 16, 1916, to Joseph and Esther (Kneesel) O'Neil in LaCrosse, WI. She graduated from Aquinas High School where she was a part of the girls' basketball team. She married Joseph H. Schieber on April 17, 1940, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in LaCrosse, WI. They farmed west of Caledonia for 41 years then moved to Caledonia in 1981. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, and playing cards.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am, Friday, June 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 511 S. Pine, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday at Holy Family Hall, next to St.Mary's Church, where a prayer service will be said at 7 pm. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements.
She is survived by seven children: Joseph J. (Lorrie), Timothy (Pam), Mark (Tina) all of Caledonia, Diane Yehle of Brownsville, MN, Thomas of St. Louis Park, MN, Michael (Sue) of Spring Grove, MN and Steve (Audrey) of LaCrescent, MN; she is also survived by 19 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2005, a daughter in law, Carol, 2 grandsons, Daniel and David, a brother, Jim O'Neil and a sister Margaret Steinhoff.