Ruth Delzer

Delzer, Ruth Mae (Brown)

Ruth Mae (Brown) Delzer, 90, Abrams, passed away Aug. 21, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital Green Bay, Wis. Ruth was born July 30, 1923, at Waterford, Wis., to the late Walter and Elsie Brown. Ruth graduated from Waterford Wis., High School, served in the Navy WAVE's (Women Accepted Voluntary Emergency Service) during World War II stationed at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. She worked in Milwaukee at Allis Chalmers. She married Arthur William Delzer on Aug. 19, 1950, at Wind Lake, Wis., at the Norway Lutheran Church, the first Norwegian church in the United States. Ruth lived her entire married life in Abrams and worked for a time at Pulaski Shoe Factory. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Abrams and was a member of the Ladies Aid at the church and taught Sunday school there. Past member of the Abrams Homemakers and a leader of the Abrams 4-H Club. Her hobbies included gardening, knitting, crocheting, and sewing. She liked polka music and fishing. She especially loved spending time with her family. She had a strong faith in God and instilled it in her family.

She is survived by Arthur, her husband of 63 years; one daughter Karen (James) Jahnke, Abrams and children, Dawn (John) Havemeier and their children, Ericka and Leanna; Jason (Aprille) Jahnke and their children, Allison and Erin; Matthew (Marianna) Jahnke and their daughter, Sophie; Joseph (Kersten) Jahnke; one son, Ron (Lori) Delzer, Abrams and children, Katie Delzer (fiancé, Dallas Hartman) and Ryan Delzer; one sister, Myrtle Bucholtz; brothers, Melvin Brown, Leslie (Edwina) Brown, Ralph (Sue) Brown; sister-in-law, Vivian Brown; brother in-law, Ervin Delzer; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Roland Brown; sister-in-law, Barbara Brown; brother in-law, Robert Bucholtz; sister-in-law, Toots Delzer; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Edna Holewinski.

Friends may call at Calvary Lutheran Church, Abrams from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 24. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor Andrew DeGier officiating. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery.

The family greatly appreciates the great care given to MOM over the past years from Unity Hospice and all the help from family, friends and neighbors. Without them dad would not have been able to keep mom living at home. We also want to thank the 3rd floor staff at St. Mary's Hospital including Dr's Sinclair and Tucker.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, assisting the family.

Funeral Home

Gallagher Funeral Home
217 Congress St Oconto, WI 54153

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Aug. 23, 2013