Ruth Missall

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Missall, Ruth Caroline

Ruth Missall, age 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Juliette Manor in Berlin.

Ruth was born in the Town of Fremont on February 2, 1925, the daughter of Henry and Matilda Uhl Laabs. Ruth graduated from Weyauwega High School in 1942 and married Harvey Missall on June 25, 1942.

Ruth was an accomplished oil painter and belonged to the Rural Rembrandt's for several years. She worked at Miles Kimball and Chicago Pickle Company, but her most important job was to work side by side with her husband on their family farm by Redgranite. Ruth enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading any book she could get her hands on. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville, where until recent years she was active in making banners, quilts, teaching Sunday school, and belonging to the Mary Circle.

She is survived by a son, Robert (Jean) Missall of St. Charles, IL; two daughters Kathryn (Don) Demke of Winter Gardens, FL, Susanne (Larry) Albright of Poy Sippi; five grandchildren, Gina ((Roy) Fleegal of Green Lake, Erika (Jon) Hanson of Pine River, Heidi (Nathan) Hutter of Severn, MD, Kari (Steve) Lehman, & Zachary Missall (Special friend Heidi) of Aurora, IL; great-grandchildren Julie, Sarah, Alexa, and Eva Fleegal, Hailey, Jackson, and Hilarie Hanson, Vivienne and Richard Lehman; two sisters, Viola Kneip of Weyauwega, and Margaret Hogan of Key Largo, FL. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; a son Richard; granddaughter Julie Albright; brothers , LeRoy Laabs, Allen Laabs; sisters Irene Beaman, Luella Larson, and Geneva Freiman.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Auroraville, with the Rev. Brian Beardsley officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at barbolafc@yahoo.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. Shawn Eckstrom, Dr. Michael Shattuck, Pastor Beardsley, American House, and all the staff on second floor at Juliette Manor for the wonderful care and compassion given to our loved one, who will be greatly missed.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Jan. 3, 2013
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