Obit: Kissinger, Ruth M. (1906 - 1990)



----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 08/22/1990

Kissinger, Ruth M. (1906 - 1990)

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth M. Kissinger, 84, Chili, who died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1990, in the emergency room of St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1990, at Christ Lutheran Church, Chili. Rev. Herbert Biermann officiated. Mrs. Mildred faber was the organist for the congregational singing and also sang a duet with Mrs. Helen Dix. Burial was in the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Veefkind. Pallbearers were grandsons, George Krasselt III, Richard Krasselt, James Krasselt Jr., Jay Krasselt, Jeff Krasselt, Scot Krasselt, Kendell Krasselt, Troy Krasselt, Todd Krasselt and Cory Krasselt.

Ruth Vine was born May 6, 1906, in the town of Grant, to George and Della (nee Waterman) Vine. She attended town of Grant schools and was a 1923 Neillsville High School graduate. She attended County Teaching Training School in 1924 and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point and received a special education degree in 1963. She married George Krasselt March 12, 1926. He preceded her in death June 3, 1950. She was married to Alvin Kissinger May 3, 1952. He preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1981.

Her teaching career began in 1924, when she taught all eight grades at Grant School in the town of Fremont. She remained there until 1927. After she raised her five sons, she returned to grant School in 1945 and remained there until 1950. She then taught at Heathville School, near Loyal, until 1959, and then transferred to the Mack School, also near Loyal. She then became involved in the special education project established by Clark County in 1961. She later taught special education at Grant Elementary School, Marshfield, for six years before retiring in 1971. She was a substitute teacher in special education there for several years after retirement.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Chili, and a former member of Salem Lutheran Church, Veefkind, and its Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club and Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by three sons, George Krasselt Jr., Roaring Branch, Pa. James Krasselt Sr., Spencer and Dale Krasselt, Chili one brother, Theamore Vine, Neillsville 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two sons, Gary and Roger, three brothers and two great-grandchildren.
Hansen Funeral Home handled the arrangements.



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