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Ruby S. Gilmaster


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Ruby S. Gilmaster Obituary
Gilmaster, Ruby S.

Ruby S. Gilmaster, age 89, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Our House Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at the First Congregational Church- UCC in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Missy Miller will officiate. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Church on Friday from 9:30-11:00 AM. Entombment will take place in Forest Hill Mausoleum. Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is assisting the family.

Ruby was born November 10, 1927 in Friesland, WI to Paul and Dora (Westra) Vander Velde. She graduated from Randolph High School in 1945. Ruby married Arthur J. Gilmaster on January 26, 1951 in Friesland, WI. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2016. Ruby was a secretary at the Teas Insurance Agency and later at the South Wood County YMCA.

Ruby was active at the First Congregational Church. She loved traveling with her husband, Art; family camping trips and spending time at the family ski home in Montreal, WI.

Ruby is survived by two children, Douglas (Deborah) Gilmaster and Carrie Gilmaster, both of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; four grandchildren, Alex Gilmaster, Zachary Gilmaster, Zoe Gilmaster and Rachel Renner; one brother, Merle (Mabel) Vander Velde of Cottage Grove, WI and one sister, Perle Vander Kolk of Holland, MI.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Art; two brothers, Darvin and Harry and two sisters, Jeanette and Joan.

Memorials may be designated to the South Wood County YMCA.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Sept. 19, 2017
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