Ruth Sirianni, 97, of Cumberland died on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Heritage Lakeside.
She was born January 21, 1922, on the home farm in the Town of Beaver, Polk County, to Theodore and Anna (Grewe) Jansen. She graduated from Turtle Lake High School after attending Happy Corners Country School. She was married in Cumberland on June 28, 1941, to William Sirianni who preceded her in death on June 24, 1987. They farmed and she kept the home and raised their seven children. When they retired from farming, Ruth became very active with the Cumberland Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed crafts, gardening and cooking. She also spent years traveling on various bus trips.
She is survived by four sons, Joseph (Lynda) Sirianni of Rice Lake, Robert (Jeannie) Sirianni of Cumberland, William (Colette) Sirianni of Cumberland, Eugene (Sarrah) Sirianni of Rice Lake; three daughters, Annette (the late Marvin) Eischen of Rice Lake, Bette (the late Rich) Adams of Amery and Marjorie (Gary) Lenz of Lewis; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces nephews; other relatives and many friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; sister, Mildred Dague and brothers, Victor and Albert Jansen.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Cumberland with Father Samuel Schneider officiating and burial to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. Pallbearers are Leif Eischen, Brad Sirianni, Darren Sirianni, Bob Curtis, Stephanie Schleicher, and Andrew Sirianni.
Skinner Funeral Home of Rice Lake is serving the family.