Obit: Weyhmiller, Ruth E. (1916 - 2003)

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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/07/2003

Weyhmiller, Ruth E. (19 MAY 1916 - 1 MAY 2003)

Ruth E. Weyhmiller, 86, Loyal, died on Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Colonial Center, Colby. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. The Rev. Daniel Zimmerman officiated. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Hoeffel, Kenny Schmidt, Amber Weyhmiller, Jeffery Weyhmiller, Timothy Weyhmiller and Nicholas Weyhmiller. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Hoeffel, Todd Weyhmiller, Barry Weyhmiller and Matthew Weyhmiller.

Ruth Elsie Lucht was born on May 19, 1916, in the town of Loyal, to Charles and Elsa (nee Oestreich) Lucht. She was raised on the family farm. She received her early education at the Spokeville grade school and graduated from Loyal High School in 1934. She married Dale V. Weyhmiller on Sept. 12, 1936, at St. Anthony’s parsonage, Loyal. She farmed with her husband on his family’s farm for 50 years. Their farm was named a Century Farm in 1986. She moved to Loyal in 1986 and resided there until recently entering the Colonial Center, Colby. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its TLCW, and the Clark County Homemakers. Her interests included artwork and music.

Survivors include three sons, James (Judith) Weyhmiller, Kalamazoo, Mich., Thomas (Joan) Weyhmiller, Littleton, Colo., and Richard (Joy) Weyhmiller, Rockford, Ill.; one daughter, Judith (Peter) Hoeffel, Woodbury, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Dale, on May 11, 1984; one brother, Gerhardt Lucht; and one sister, Elaine Bertz.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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