Ruth Vander Wielen, age 84, of Kimberly, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born on July 21, 1930 in Butternut, Wisconsin, to the late Herman Sr. and Edna (Rominski) Hildebrand. She married John “Joe” Vander Wielen on May 27, 1953 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Kimberly. Ruth was a member of Holy Spirit Parish. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved cooking for family and friends. In her younger years she looked forward to the trips up north. She had a tender heart for her cats.
Ruth is survived by her children: Steve (Gina) Vander Wielen, Ron (Paula) Vander Wielen, Ginny (Mike) Delfosse, David Vander Wielen, Julie (Gregg) Johnson, Dennis Vander Wielen, and Dean Vander Wielen; grandchildren: Kurt (Nikki) Vander Wielen, Eric (Kelli) Vander Wielen, Lisa (Jeremy) Van Handel, Trisha (Joel) Fielding; Kelly (fiancée Jake) Johnson, Sarah (special friend Erin) Hasse, and Bradd Johnson; Robyn Vander Wielen; her 15 great grandchildren; siblings: David (Sue), Kenny (Roseann), Whitey, Herman (Donna), Bernard (Janet) Hildebrand, Diane (Pat) Derby, and Judy (Bob) Paessler. She is further survived by her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Joe, sisters Rosella (Bill) Gerrits and Norma (Rene) Gossen, and her brother Carl Hildebrand.
The funeral liturgy for Ruth will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 20, 2015 at HOLY SPIRIT/HOLY NAME CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly. Fr. Bob Kollath will be officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of mass. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank her sister Judy, her son Dennis, Cherry Meadows, St. Paul Home, and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the excellent care and compassion shown to Ruth.