×

Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL

OBITUARY

Ruth Irene Wall

March 15, 1930July 27, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Heaven’s orchestra just gained its newest violinist. Ruth (Tengwall) Wall, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday July 27th in the presence of two of her loving sons at Symphony of Hannover Park. Ruth was widely known as a trailblazer, free spirit, world traveler, child prodigy violinist and symphony musician, and as an educator. She was born March 15, 1930 as the only child of Florence and Robert Tengwall of Chicago. Ruth raised three sons, James, John, and Thomas, at a time where being a single parent was less acceptable than it is today.

Visitation and a celebration of life will be at Oehler Funeral Home in Des Plaines on Friday August 7th from 10 am – 1 pm. The funeral service will be at 1 pm at Oehler’s followed by interment at Ridgewood Memorial Park Cemetery. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Oehler Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear facemasks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the School of Music at Northwestern University: https://www.music.northwestern.edu/donate, the Orchestral Association Chicago: https://cso.org/support/Make-a-Gift/, and Moody Bible Institute: https://stage.moodybible.org/donate/in-memory/, or to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Des Plaines.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Chapel Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020

Memories

Ruth Irene Wall

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY