Ruth “Nip” Filback Marheine

KIMBERLY, Wis. – Ruth Marheine, 78, of Kimberly, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at her home.

Ruth was born on May 20, 1935, daughter of the late Walter and Marie Filback. She graduated from Felch High School in 1953. On July 3, 1954 Ruth married the love of her life James Marheine. She worked for the Kimberly School District for 28 years.

Ruth enjoyed many things including knitting, gardening, flowers and playing Yahtzee. Everyone was a new friend to Ruth. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family.

Ruth is survived by her husband of almost 59 years, Jim; her three daughters, Sandra (David) Fontecchio of Appleton, Wis., Kim (John) Ehas of Clearwater, Fla., and Joy (John) De Wild of Oregon, Wis.

She is further survived by her eight grandchildren, Samantha (Eric) Fritz, Michelle Brehm, Stuart Brehm, Adam Ehas, Ben Ehas, Caitlyn Ehas, Georgia De Wild and Ian De Wild; three great-grandchildren, Abigail Fritz, Margaret Fritz and Mikayla Ehas; her sisters, Joan Filback, Carol Cholipski, and Ann (Jack) Nord; brother-in-law, Tom (Maureen) Marheine; sister-in-law, Sis Burgess; special friend, Bill the mailman; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to her parents Ruth was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Florence and Walter Marheine; her brother, John Filback; in-laws, Larry (Helen) Marheine, Rich Cholipski and Mitch Burgess; and her niece, Susan Goodlander.

A memorial service for Ruth will be at the Covenant Church in Foster City on Saturday, June 29, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Ruth’s family would like to thank Dr. Tom Lewandowski, Dr. Joyce Bauer and Kathy from Thedacare at Home.