Age 84, of Weyauwega, formerly of Manawa, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Lakeview Manor in Weyauwega following a brief illness. She was born in Green Bay, daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Barden) Gehrke. She is survived by her husband Paul Wanless, Weyauwega; daughter Sally (Sheldon) Otto; son Dennis (Malou) Handrich; brother: Paul (Marie) Gehrke; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, also many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Ruth will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Weyauwega with Rev. Thomas Theama officiating. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery in the spring. A visitation for Ruth will be held directly at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Weyauwega is serving the family.