September 21, 2014

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Ruth H. Fiedler Print E-mail

June 20, 1920-July 12, 2014

Mrs. Ruth Fiedler, 94, formerly of Grafton and Wild Rose, passed away early Saturday morning, July 12, 2014, at The Pavilion at Glacier Valley in Slinger, where she had been residing for the last two years.

Ruth was born in Grafton on June 20, 1920, daughter of Oscar and Viola Staewen Eernisse. She attended local schools, and was united in marriage with Clarence Fiedler on Dec. 4, 1937 in Cedarburg. The couple settled in Grafton and raised their family. Ruth worked at Sprage Electric for more than 23 years, retiring in 1976. Ruth and Clarence later moved to the home they had built in Wild Rose and enjoyed their retirement. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Mrs. Fielder later moved to Washington Heights in Hartford. Ruth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wild Rose and a member of the Rose Harms American Legion Post #355 Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing family genealogy, crafting, crocheting and making afghans in her spare time.

Mrs. Fiedler is survived by her daughters: Beverly “Betsy” Quiggle, Grafton, and Barbara (Ronald) Loos, Rubicon; five grandchildren: Dawn, Jessica, Matthew, Stacy and Katheryn; and nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one brother: James (Carol) Eernisse, Wabeno; sister-in-law: Jean Eernisse, Port Washington; special goddaughter: Linda Krebs, Theresa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Clarence; son-in-law John Quiggle; grandson: Michael Quiggle; and brothers: Earl (the late Georgia), Robert (the late Marvelle), and Donald Eernisse.

A visitation and funeral services were held on July 15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Grafton. Rev. Kenton Wendorf presided. Ruth will be laid to rest beside her husband in Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Shut-in Ministry or Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wild Rose.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family will arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


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