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Ruth Margot (Dornheim) Harbrecht

December 25, 1937 ~ February 21, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

       Ruth Margot Harbrecht was born on December 25, 1937 to Hans and Wilma Dornheim of New York City. She passed away on February 21, 2022. She was raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and graduated valedictorian of her 1956 high school class. In 1960, she graduated with a BA degree from Rutgers University and married Robert Harbrecht of Chesterton, IN. In 1960, she started teaching German and history at Portage High School. She retired from Portage in 1993 after many years of being Foreign Language Department Chairman. 

       She and her husband, Bob, loved camping, boating, fishing, and snowmobiling. They traveled to all 50 states and Ruth visited 30 countries. They enjoyed working and playing together. In 1967, she received her Master’s Degree from Valparaiso University. 

       Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert, and by her cousins in Germany.

       She was preceded in death by her parents.

       Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Masks are strongly recommended inside the funeral home. 

Please share your wonderful memories with the family at: www.whitelovefuneralhome.com. 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 24, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
White-Love Funeral Home

Chesterton, IN

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 24, 2022

6:00 PM
White-Love Funeral Home

Chesterton, IN

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