1001 Second Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104
Born: Sunday, October 9, 1938
Passed: Friday, February 24, 2017
2/27/2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fred C. Olson Chapel
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Ruth E. Sampson, 78, formerly of Rockford, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Lexington Square in Lombard, IL. She was born October 9, 1938, in New Glarus, WI; the daughter of Bennie M. and Marie (Kubly) Wahl. After graduating from Blanchardville High School, Ruth worked for the Rockford Register Star, served as a flight attendant in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1959, and worked as a switchboard operator at Illinois Bell. She married George R. Sampson on April 7, 1962, in Blanchardville; he predeceased her May 22, 2009. Ruth enjoyed cooking, baking, growing flowers, annual family fishing trips to Balsam Lake, WI, canning vegetables harvested from George's garden, connecting at family reunions, and the occasional game of Tripoley. Several years after George's passing, Ruth moved to Elmhurst to spend more time with her grandchildren and eventually moved to the supportive community of Lexington Square in Lombard, IL where she was known for helping new residents adapt to their environment. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Bennie and Marie, her spouse George, brothers Quinton, Vernon, Doral, Robert, Donald, Jerry, Gene and Benjamin Jr. Wahl; and sisters June and Shirley. She is survived by children Krystal Sampson of Kent, WA, William (Virginia Wilson) Sampson of Elmhurst, IL, Martin (Debra) Sampson of Warrenville, IL; siblings Helen Silvis of Portland, OR, Franklin (Barb) Wahl of Mazomanie, WI, and Richard (Pam) Wahl of Edgerton, WI; grandchildren Alex Leung, Nicole Leung, Kira Sampson, and James Sampson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave Rockford, IL 61104 with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Visitation from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. prior to the service in the funeral home. Private family burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials to Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 17 N. State St., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60602, or American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108.