Ruth I Gerhartz

Oct. 24, 1927 - Aug. 14, 2023 - Chilton, WI

Ruth I Gerhartz

Chilton WI

Ruth I. Gerhartz, age 95, of Stockbridge, died on August 14, 2023, at Ascension Calumet Hospital in Chilton. She was born October 24, 1927, daughter of the late Edwin and Gert Heller. On February 15, 1947, she married Delmar Gerhartz at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. 

Ruth is survived by her children: Jean Effa (Dick Schuette), Elaine (Paul) Hemauer, and Donald (Kathryn) Gerhartz; grandchildren: Greg (Lindsay) Gerhartz and Sarah (Will) Hall; and great-grandchildren: Dylan Gerhartz, Emma Gerhartz, Nolan Hall, Henry Hall, and Isla Hall. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar; her parents: Edwin and Gert; a brother: Buddy Heller; and a granddaughter: Katie Hemauer.

Please make donations to your favorite local charity in Ruth’s name.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Dellaria for keeping Ruth alive for almost 96 years.


Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. We worked together many years ago at the WI Power & Light Co.

Doris Eberhard (friend) 2023-10-22 22:12:20

Jean,Elaine,Butch…. Loved visiting with Ruth… a special lady that moved through life enjoying many of the good and beautiful things life offered.. she loved all of you and your families… she was ready, and now with Delmar and Katie.. God bless you and all of your family

Ellie papendieck (Friend ) 2023-09-23 19:15:24

Elaine,Jean and Butch, my deepest condolences to all of you and your families in Ruth's passing. I will remember her always from all my time spent coming into the store. I find it comforting knowing that she is back with Delmar and her mother Gert. When having a hard day just remember all the great memories and keep them close to help you through. If there is anything I can do please let me know. My love and hugs to all of you. Mary Keuler

Mary Keuler (Life neighbor and long friend.) 2023-08-27 22:02:03

So sorry for the loss to the Gerhartx family, The village will have many fond memories of Delmar and Ruth to live on by.

Dean Joas (friend) 2023-08-22 11:04:52

The Stockbridge Fire Department would like to extend its condolences to the family, Delmar and Ruth were a huge part of our fire department family for years.

Stockbridge Community Fire Department (Delmar, Fire Dept Honorary Member) 2023-08-20 09:03:35

So glad we were able to talk with your Mom .... The stories were endless between Mom and her .... So very sorry for your loss. She always had a smile for us .... Blessings and comfort to you all, Suzi

Suzi Bowe (Friend) 2023-08-19 15:35:22

We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She really was a sweetheart. And I’ll always remember what beautiful, blue, sparkling eyes Ruth had. Sending comforting hugs to all.

Ginger & Art Woelfel (Friend) 2023-08-19 14:27:01

My sympathy to Ruth's family. My mother, Norma (Birk) Goeser was a friend of Ruth's for years and years, from childhood on. I visited with her a lot with Norma. Shirley (Birk) Ziegenbein

Shirley M Ziegenbein (friend) 2023-08-16 15:38:22

My deepest sympathy to the Gerhartz family. I worked at Gerhartz Grocery as a teenager for a short time. Ruth was patient and kind —- a wonderful lady. God Bless her in heaven

Amy Holzer (Friend and Former Employee of Gerhartz Grocery) 2023-08-16 02:42:49

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman.

Carole Leith (Friend ) 2023-08-15 20:32:47

My condolence to the family, enjoyed working for her 59 years ago.

Peggy Moehn (Friend) 2023-08-15 18:42:12

My condolences on the loss of your mother.

Mary A Halbach (classmate) 2023-08-15 15:06:07

Spent many a day at your place when we were younger, and your mother, along with the other moms in the neighborhood(Anna Rae, Elaine and Joanne) just let us be and let us do our thing-whatever that was. They were not helicopter moms! RIP Ruth and thanks for taking the big splinter out from under my fingernail!!

Kathy Keuler Kraus (friend and former neighbor) 2023-08-15 13:33:34

Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. My sympathy to all of your family.

Linda Ecker (Cousin) 2023-08-15 12:11:42

Ruth was a wonderful woman. My thoughts are with all of you.

Mary M Muellenbach (Friend) 2023-08-15 10:03:38

So sorry to hear the news! Ruth has been involved in my life for 83 years and I will certainly miss her! Condolences to her family. Love and Hugs though most of you don't know me! Margie

Margaret Krueger (cousin) 2023-08-15 09:44:46

Love and hugs to Ruth's family. She was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace. Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel

Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel (cousin & friend) 2023-08-15 09:35:27

We're sorry to hear of your mother's and grandmother's passing. I always enjoyed talking to her at family events.

Michele and Bob Fox (niece) 2023-08-14 17:29:51

So very sorry. Ruth was such a warm and loving person. Dad was so lonely until Ruth opened her heart to him. Sending love to all who will miss her.

Margie Woelfel (Friend ) 2023-08-14 16:57:56

Our sincere condolences to the Gerhartz Family! You're family is in our thoughts and prayers ???? God bless. Kathy Kuhn and Jerome VanDeraa

Kathy Kuhn (Friend) 2023-08-14 16:05:42

So sorry to hear. Hugs and prayers for the family.

Mary Karls (Friend ) 2023-08-14 11:47:07

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