Ruth V. Schlichting



Ruth Viola Schlichting, age 98 of Beaver Dam, was called to our Lord on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ruth was born in Kiel, WI on April 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Erwin and Lydia Wieting.  She was raised in Kiel and after graduation from Kiel High School in 1938, she attended and graduated from the Manitowoc Normal Teachers College with her teaching certificate.  Ruth taught several years in a one room schoolhouse in the Mishicot area.  She was married to Eugene Schlichting on June 11, 1946.  The family spent many years traveling while Gene was in the Navy in California, teaching, and in sales, while Ruth raised the family.  In 1961 they moved the family to Juneau where Ruth lovingly raised her family and was an active member of the community for more than 35 years.  Ruth enjoyed her time at Church as a member of many organizations at the Juneau E.U.B. and United Methodist Church.  In 1998 she moved to Beaver Dam and was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Beaver Dam.

Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren in sporting events and other activities.  She enjoyed her pets and caring for young children, as well as tending to her flowers and houseplants.  Ruth enjoyed writing letters and sending cards to her family and college friends.  She was famous for giving the best back rubs to her grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by one daughter, Karen Schrab of Beaver Dam and two sons, Daniel Schlichting of Waupun, and Keith Schlichting of Beaver Dam.  Ruth was preceded in death by one son Michael Schlichting of Kiel, two sisters and one brother.  Ruth is further survived by 5 grandchildren Jennifer Jacobson of Kewaskum, Bridgette (Todd) Hermanson of Cambridge, David Schlichting of Waupun, Beverly (William) Bonde of Kiel, and Michelle  (Christopher) Lutzke of Belgium, and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Ruth Viola Schlichting will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd. in Beaver Dam.  Friends and family may pay their respects from 9:30 am until the time of Service starting at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will also take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Kiel City Cemetery, located on S. 1st St. in Kiel.

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