Obit: Holman, Ruth Mary (1935 - 2009)
Holman, Huckstead, Scholtz, DeMert, Hediger, Campbell, Mohr, Zank,
Langreck, Gassen, Solberg, Butts, Hayes, Speigel, Hill, Kunze,
Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday,
30 Dec. 2009
Mary (21 Dec. 1935 - 27 Dec. 2009)
-- Ruth Holman, 74, of Neillsville, died peacefully, surrounded by
family, on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at the Luther Midelfort Hospital
in Eau Claire.
Holman was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Neillsville, the daughter of
Louis and Mary (Huckstead) Scholtz. She attended Reed Grade School
and Neillsville High School. She was united in marriage to Robert
Holman in 1955. They lived in Racine and Rockford, Ill., before
Ruth moved back to Neillsville and began working in the county
clerk's office. While working in the county clerk's office, she
also worked part-time at Steine's Club 10 for many years, and also
at the Moonlite for a few years. Ruth retired from the courthouse
in 1995, after 25 years of faithful service.
In 1975, she
met Buck DeMert a life-long companion, with whom she spent 30
Ruth was a
strong, hard-working, loving mother and grandmother. In her spare
time, she volunteered at the Memorial Medical Center's gift shop.
She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and knitting and would make
afghans for the Aging office to distribute. Over the years, she
also crocheted or knitted numerous other gifts for her family and
friends. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers and she
always had interesting dogs around. Most of all, however, she
enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and
survived by her children, Joseph (Debbie) Holman of Neillsville,
Robert (Janie) Holman of Marshfield, Katheirn (Richard) Solberg of
Eau Claire and Brenda (Roger) Langreck of Neillsville;
stepchildren, Cindy (Randy) Butts of Neillsville, Jeff (Sue) DeMert
of Neillsville, Kay Hayes of La Crosse, Debbie (Jim) Speigel of
Neillsville and Kevin DeMert of Sarnhan, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren,
Tony, Sheila, Robert, Travis, Jennifer, Kurtis, Tim Jr., Tonya,
Tasha and Lacey; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Hill of
Elroy and Edith (Robert) Kunze of Plover; and a sister-in-law,
Elsie Scholtz-Larson of Eau Claire.
preceded in death by her life-long companion, Buck DeMert; a son,
Danny; two infant sons; a granddaughter, Kattie Lynn Langreck;
brothers, Arlo and Charles; a sister, Virginia Gassen; and an
services for Ruth will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010,
at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor James Mohr
will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist.
Interment will be in the Louise Marie Chapel Cemetery at a later
date. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the
casketbearers are Fritz Hediger and Richard "Shot"
In lieu of
flowers memorials may be directed to the Clark County Humane
Society, P.O. Box 127, Neillsville WI 54456.
condolences may be made at www.GescheFH.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ruth's family with funeral arrangements.
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