Iley Ruwoldt (1921 - 2014)

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Ruwoldt, Iley C.

Iley C. Ruwoldt, 92, of Appleton, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born on November 23, 1921 in Greenville,WI to the late Lester and Irene (Heinel) Meyer. Iley was very proud to be in the 1st graduating class at Appleton High, class of 1939. On September 8, 1945 she was united in marriage to the late LeRoy Ruwoldt at the First English Lutheran Church. LeRoy preceded her in death on January 8, 1999. Following their marriage they resided in Appleton, where they raised their family.

Iley was a lifetime member and Past-President of the VFW Auxiliary Post # 2778. She was also the Past -President of the 8th District of WI with the VFW Auxiliary, and a Past-President of the former Foxes Cootie Auxiliary #29. Iley was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 28 of Appleton, the Willow Hill Homemakers HCE Group, and she worked at the VFW Friday Night Fish Fry for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Iley loved being with her family and friends. She enjoyed being outdoors planting flowers and camping. She also enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and dancing in her younger years.

She is survived by her daughter Janis (Richard) Scharmann of Shiocton, son James Ruwoldt of Appleton, and son-in-law Leon Meidam of Appleton; grandchildren; Todd Scharmann, Tammy (Ron) Volkman, Ty Scharmann, Tracy (Todd) Oskey, Robert Ruwoldt, Michael Ruwoldt, Benjamin (Fiancee Melinda Rowan) Ruwoldt, Leanne (Keith) Wincentsen, Timothy Meidam, Lana Ruwoldt, Jeremy (Jordan) Ruwoldt, and Nina (Ethan) Daane. 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. A brother Warren (Pat) Meyer of Green Bay, and a sister-in-law Shirley Wunderlich of Hortonville. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, good friends, and neighbors. Iley was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy, parents Lester (Grace) Meyer and Irene (Edwin) Wunderlich, a son John Ruwoldt, a daughter Christine Meidam, great- grandchildren Tyler Neumann and Riley Guyette, brother Floyd (Elaine) Meyer and half-brothers Alan and Gary Wunderlich.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church 209 S. Allen St. Appleton, with Pastor Brian Bankert officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park at 2:30 PM on Monday. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Monday from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM at the CHURCH.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Appleton Medical Center for the care they gave Iley, and to Sandy LeMoine for her weekly visits, friendship, care and support over the years.
We know that death is natural- like the closing of a door, as we start upon a journey to a new and distant shore. So let our grief be softened and yield not to despair. We have only placed our loved one in the "Loving Father's Care."

You were a loving Mother, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Great-Great-Grandma.

We love you and we will miss you dearly.


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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2014
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