Obit: Kuhn, Ruby V. (1922 – 2016)


Surnames: Kuhn, Wheelock, Rodman, Hopfer, Sorenson, Groskreutz, Gumz, Froehlich, Dux, Garbisch, Bol, Schultz, Oman, Attoe, Zank

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 22 Apr 2016

Kuhn, Ruby V. (11 DEC 1922 – 18 APR 2016)

Ruby V. Kuhn, 93, Neillsville, died at 6:20 AM on April 18, 2016 at the Neillsville Care & Rehab Center where she was in rehab since April 4, 2016.

She was born on December 11, 1922 in the township of York, Clark County, to Horace and Mildred (Wheelock) Rodman. She attended several country grade schools and graduated from the Neillsville High School in 1940.

She married Bernard Kuhn on August 25, 1940 at the Norwegian Lutheran Church at Black River Falls. During their 61 years of marriage, they farmed on the family farm in the township of Washburn until their retirement in 1987. Ruby was very active with the PMPC/AMPI for over 40 years. She served as fire warden for over 30 years for the Township of Washburn. She also was a 4-H leader for over 35 years. Her hobbies included working in her flower garden, baking & canning. Ruby's family was very important to her, and she enjoyed spending time with them on holidays and celebrations. She will always be remembered for baking 4-loaves of home-made bread every other day and for making plum pudding for Christmas Day. She had a special fondness for little children.

Ruby is survived by fourteen children: Sylvia (Robert) Hopfer, Neillsville, Patricia Sorenson, Longmont, CO, James (Becky) Kuhn, Cashton, Judy (Paul) Groskreutz, Oshkosh, William (Elizabeth) Kuhn, Neillsville, Kenneth (Eileen) Kuhn, Neillsville, Mildred Gumz, Neillsville, Wendell (Lin) Kuhn, Neillsville, Edward (Cheryl) Kuhn, Neillsville, Diane (Dave) Froehlich, Wausau, Vickie Dux, Marshfield, Lois (John) Garbisch, Granton, Mary Ellen (Duane) Bol, Baldwin, and Virginia (Michael Schlecht) Kuhn, Minneapolis, MN. Survivors also include 38 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild (due in July), plus several nieces and nephews.

Ruby was predeceased by her husband, Bernard, in 2001; a daughter, Josephine, in 1944; a son, Wayne, in 1950 and her parents, along with her siblings: Cecil Rodman, Ruth Schultz, Birdine Oman, Robert Rodman, Clyde Rodman, Bernard Rodman and Harley Rodman.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Rev. Jacoba Koppert will officiate with words from Rev. Ralph Schram. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Attoe will be the soloists and Ms. Eileen Zank will be the organist.

Interment will be in the City of Neillsville Cemetery following the service at the church.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at



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