RuthAnn Brizgis

August 22, 1960 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

RuthAnn Brizgis Obituary

RuthAnn Brizgis, 63 of Magnolia passed away on January 12, 2024 at home with her husband by her side after a 2 year battle with cancer.

RuthAnn was born on August 22, 1960 to Robert and Ruth Wilson in Ottawa, IL.  She grew up on the family farm with her 3 siblings.  RuthAnn always talked about taking naps and doing her homework in the tractor with her dad when she was little, her pig Charlie, and the tornado that destroyed the barn and her brother’s car on the family’s farm in Waltham Township.

She was set up on a blind date by a friend and met her future husband, Alan at Woody’s Steakhouse in Ottawa.  A memory she would always remind her children when they drove by.  She married Alan on April 19, 1985.  They had two children.

RuthAnn was a nurse’s aide at Community Hospital of Ottawa, she was a paraprofessional at PCJH, and a paraprofessional at Lostant Grade School until she retired in August 2022.

Her greatest passions were her children, grandchildren, and the farm.  Her biggest goal was for her grandsons to enjoy the farm.  She enjoyed crafting and was always working on projects for decorations for her own house or for family and friends.  She was most proud of her 3 grandsons who she cherished greatly.  She always volunteered to baby-sit and gave advice when asked.  RuthAnn was very proud to be a “Grammy of boys".  In 2003, she was determined to grow the best pumpkins from her garden for her boys.

RuthAnn had a large impact on so many people and she will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Alan, her daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Shawn Robertson and their two sons, Reid and Luke.  Her son, and daughter-in-law, Joe and Jordyn Brizgis and their son,Weston.  She is also survived by her older brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Ellen Wilson, her older sister, Nancy Wilson Clemens and sister-in-law, Nancy Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Ruth Wilson, her mother and father-in-law, William and Ethel Brizgis and her older brother, Larry Wilson.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at the Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.

Additional visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Waltham Presbyterian Church, in Waltham.  Service will be at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation at the church.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Burial will be in Waltham Cemetery, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lostant School.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Robertson, Brad Clemens, William Wilson, Doug Mckeen, Alan Nielsen and Mike Olson.

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January 17, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

Additional Visitation
January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Waltham Presbyterian Church

, IL

January 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Waltham Presbyterian Church

, IL


Lostant School


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