Brunhilde Rutkowski

Brunhilde Rutkowski

October 23, 1941 ‐ December 15, 2021
Brunhilde Rutkowski
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany Resided In: Berea, Ohio Visitation: December 21, 2021

Brunhilde Rutkowski passed away on December 15, 2021 at the age of 80 after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma, surrounded by her loved ones in her home in Berea, OH. Hilde was born to Maria Scheu and Johann Hemauer on October 23, 1941 in Augsburg, Germany. She is the dear sister of Andreas Hemauer, Rita Ertle, and Horst Hemauer; beloved mother to Jennifer Rutkowski, Eric McConnell, and Janet Siek; and grandmother to Ian, Alex, and Eric. 
Hilde had a quick wit and playful sense of humor keeping people laughing through all of life's circumstances. The strength she showed throughout life was beyond imagination. The simplest pleasures brought joy to Hilde as she loved time with her family and friends, snuggling her pets, and her spontaneous road trips. 
A memorial service will take place from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake, Ohio, all friends and family are welcome.

Guest Comments

Diana Lamoreux
Avon, Ohio

I recall like it was yesterday, although it was 14 years ago, how terribly difficult it was losing my mom. Until they pass away, we don’t know life on Earth without them and if we are blessed, they were our greatest cheerleaders. No one can replace them, it creates a void, but considering every moment, every act, every decision in the future, always asking ourselves if she would be proud, carries on their guidance and wisdom and memory.