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July 23, 2020

Ruth Wild

Ruth Wild, age 89 of New Glarus, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. She was born on May 7, 1931, to John and Frieda (Roth) Waefler.

Ruth graduated from New Glarus High School in 1949. On September 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to David Wild at the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon, WI. Ruth worked at Engler's, Swiss Maid Cheese and Sausage Shop, Walt's Toggery, and the Bank of New Glarus until her retirement in 1998. She then worked part-time at the Swiss Historical Village. Ruth enjoyed sewing, crafts, jigsaw puzzles, bowling, camping, traveling, and playing cards. She was a member of the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus.

Ruth is survived by her children, Kathy (Toby Moen) Falk, Dale (Judy) Wild, and Lory Hoffman; grandchildren, Zachary Wild, John (Krystal) Wild, Dakota Hoffman, and Skye Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Alexis Wild, Trytin Wild, and Ryvin Wild; step-grandchildren, Ron Zettle and Jonathan (Channelle) Saxer; and step-great-grandchildren, Alitta and Liam. She is further survived by her sisters, Clara Seidemann and Helen Scott; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David in 2002; brothers, John, Walter, Werner, Alfred, and Albert; sisters, Alma Gehin, Hilda Leuzinger, and Frieda Schindler; and son-in-law, David Falk.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Avenue, New Glarus, WI, with Pastor Petra Streiff officiating. Burial is in the Swiss Church Cemetery. A visitation preceded the funeral service from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home in New Glarus. Guidelines related to the ongoing public health crisis were followed.

The family would like to thank the staffs of the New Glarus Home and SSM Health at Home Hospice for taking care of Ruth. Also, thanks to everyone who sent cards during this difficult time of no visiting.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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