Sgt. Heidi L. Ruh, 32, of Kiel died Friday, May 9, 2014 while serving her country in Kosovo. She was born on August 27, 1981 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, daughter of Cathi & Scott Ruh. Heidi was a 1999 graduate of Kiel High School. She was a proud member of the U.S. Army serving her country the past 11 years. She was stationed at Ft. Hood TX. In 2011-2012 she served her country in Afghanistan and in February had volunteered to go to Kosovo. Heidi received the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal along with numerous Army and Unit Awards. She was a positive leader and great influence to the many people she touched. She made everyone smile and lit-up the room with her wonderful personality. She had previously been married to Edward Christie. Heidi loved spending time with her sons, Adam & Sean, cooking, baking, traveling & seeing the world through her military career. Survivors include her sons, Adam & Sean Christie & their father, Edward, her parents, Cathi & Scott, one brother, Nick (Elaine) Ruh, grandfather, James Ruh (Dorothy), many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services, with full military honors, will be held at 5:00 pm, Monday, May 19, 2014 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 424 Fremont St., Kiel with Rev. Judine Duerwaechter, officiating. Final Entombment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Kohler. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in Heidi's name. Family and friends may call at the church on Monday from 1:00 pm until the time of service.