Ruth A. Kachermeyer
Ruth A. Kachermeyer, 93, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (July 9, 2019) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Feb. 20, 1926 in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Tremper) Dillenkofer.
A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Ruth had been employed by Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. in Dunkirk. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, and was also a member of Disabled American Veterans and VFW Auxiliary John T. Murray Post 1017.
Ruth was dearly loved and cherished by her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Ruth enjoyed knitting and crocheting anything from blankets and slippers to baby clothes and booties. She had an avid love for reading and singing in the choir at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In her youth, she
worked at Brooks Memorial Hospital and was a Silver Spoon volunteer. But above all, she loved her family and spending time with them. Although there is a hole in
our hearts, we are able to find comfort in the fact that she lived a long and fulfilled life. There is no doubt that she has impacted the lives of so many in her 93
years on earth, she will be forever missed.
The family would like to sincerely thank the Chautauqua County Home for their love and care over the past sixteen years. To the staff of 1A, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Survivors include three daughters, Donna (Donald) Lindhorst of Fostoria, Ohio, Paula Kachermeyer of Dunkirk, and Karen (James Karlstrom) McClean of Fredonia; one sister, Rita Schulenberg of Port Orange, FL; nine grandchildren, Lance (Kylie) Kachermeyer, Stephanie (Ryan) Murphy, Jenny (Donald) Willis, Megan Colgan, Linda Lindhorst, Amanda (Ryan)
Bracy, Vincent Cortez, Aaron McClean, and Michael Shire; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Kachermeyer, who died Oct. 8, 1977; two sons, Joseph Kachermeyer who died on June 15, 1975 and Carl Kachermeyer who died May 26, 2017; one daughter, Clara Shire who died Dec. 14, 2013; and her brother, Paul Dillenkofer.Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at
10 o’clock in the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis G. Riter will officiate. Calling hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Dr STE 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.