Elmer J. Heiser

M, b. 11 March 1934, d. 3 December 2014
Father*Jacob E. Heiser b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 9 Feb 1981
Mother*Amelia Dischler b. Jun 1894, d. Sep 1979
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 March 1934Elmer J. Heiser was born on 11 March 1934 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Jacob E. Heiser and Amelia Dischler.
Death3 December 2014Elmer J. Heiser died on 3 December 2014 at age 80 Elmer J. "Big E" Heiser, age 80, died at home with his wife of 55 years, Myrna (Coldwell) Heiser, at his side, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. He was born on March 11, 1934, in Plain. He is survived by his daughter, Susan M. Heiser; grandson, Jamison R. Heiser; sisters, Florentine Ruhland and Rita Sherrer; and many nieces and nephews. Elmer enjoyed bicycle trips with his friends, fishing, golfing, traveling, bowling, playing Sheepshead, his Fantasy Baseball team and in recent years, geocaching. Elmer was inducted into the Madison Bowling Hall of Fame on Aug. 17, 1989, and he was one of the best fast pitch softball shortstops in the Madison area. Elmer worked at American Family Insurance Company for 43 years. He served in the U.S. Army from June, 1955 until June, 1957. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Amelia (Dischler) Heiser; sister, Irene, her husband, Alfred "Fritz" Ruhland; brothers, Wilbert and Cyril Heiser; and brothers-in-law, John Ruhland and Robert Sherrer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5460 Mary Lake Road, Westport, on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m., with Monsignor James Gunn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Cemetery in Westport. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, or JDRF.

Robert Sherrer

M, d. before December 2014
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert Sherrer was also known as Bob.
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore December 2014Robert Sherrer died before December 2014.

Florentine T. Heiser

F, b. 21 October 1920, d. 13 March 2015
Father*Jacob E. Heiser b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 9 Feb 1981
Mother*Amelia Dischler b. Jun 1894, d. Sep 1979
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFlorentine T. Heiser was also known as Flo.
Married Name24 November 1938As of 24 November 1938,her married name was Ruhland.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 October 1920Florentine T. Heiser was born on 21 October 1920 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Jacob E. Heiser and Amelia Dischler.
Marriage24 November 1938Florentine T. Heiser married John Henry Ruhland Jr., son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl, on 24 November 1938.
Death13 March 2015Florentine T. Heiser died on 13 March 2015 at Wisconsin at age 94 Florentine “Flo” T. Ruhland, age 94, of Plain passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Maplewood Sauk Prairie. She was born on October 21, 1920 in the Town of Franklin, Sauk County, WI. to Jacob E. and Emelia (Dischler) Heiser. She married John H. Ruhland on November 24, 1938 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Plain, and they had 10 children. Flo’s faith was a very important part of her life. For many years, she sewed the Baptismal gowns for St. Luke Parish. Flo took great pride in raising her family including caring for her infant son, David, for four years who was born with spina bifida. Flo was a CNA at Maplewood and Greenway Manor Nursing Homes. Her home was always open to family members and friends, and it was a favorite gathering place for the neighborhood children. Flo was an avid quilter and seamstress. She hand stitched a queen-size quilt for each of her 24 grandchildren. Flo is survived by her children, Donna Hussin, Jim (Sue), Marv (Kathy), Shirley (Bill) Bremer, Karen (Jim) Krey, Jean (Ron) Giese, Julie (Michael) Carr, Sheila Ruhland, and Mary (Daniel Nwagwu). She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, her sister, Rita Sherrer and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ann and Myrna Heiser, as well as Ruhland sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, on November 20, 2006, her son, David in 1952, sons-in-law Gerald Kissinger and David Hussin, her brothers Wilbert, Cyril, and Elmer, sister Irene, and brothers-in-law Alfred Ruhland and Bob Sherrer. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Plain at 11:00 AM. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke Catholic Church, St. Luke Endowment or the Apostolate to the Handicapped. The family would like to thank Dr. Barclay Schultz, Fr. Mike, Maplewood Sauk Prairie, Maplewood Village and Agrace for the care given to Flo over the past several years. A special thank you to Ralph and Pat Ruhland for the hours of visits to our mother. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFlorentine T. Heiser was listed as a daughter in Jacob E. Heiser's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Child of Florentine T. Heiser and John Henry Ruhland Jr.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 120.0; FHL microfilm: 2342343.

John Henry Ruhland Jr.

M, b. 13 July 1915, d. 20 November 2006
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 July 1915John Henry Ruhland Jr. was born on 13 July 1915 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Marriage24 November 1938John Henry Ruhland Jr. married Florentine T. Heiser, daughter of Jacob E. Heiser and Amelia Dischler, on 24 November 1938.
Death20 November 2006John Henry Ruhland Jr. died on 20 November 2006 at age 91 John H. Ruhland, age 91, of Plain, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City from a short battle with cancer.

He was born on July 13, 1915, in Plain, the son of John C. and Elizabeth (Hartl) Ruhland. He married the former Florentine T. Heiser on November 24, 1938, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain and they had ten children.

John worked for the Town of Franklin on their road maintenance crew from 1941 until 1953. He was hired in the spring of 1953 by Ed Kraemer and Sons as a large equipment operator and worked for them until he retired in 1981.

He served his community for over 50 years as a volunteer fireman for the Plain Fire Department. He loved woodworking and a good game of euchre or sheepshead.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid turkey and deer hunter. He could fix almost anything.

John is survived by his wife, Florentine Ruhland, of 68 years, of Sauk City; nine children, Donna Hussin of Verona, Jim (Sue) of Madison, Marvin (Kathy) of Cross Plains, Shirley (Bill) Bremer of Madison, Karen (Jim) Krey of Spring Green, Jean (Ron) Giese of rural Spring Green, Julie (Michael) Carr of Bloomington, Minn., Sheila Ruhland of Astoria, Ore., and Mary Ruhland of Fitchburg; 24 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ray (Darlene), Francis, Charlie (Sally), and Ralph (Pat); two sisters, Bernadine Heimbecker and Lorraine (Dean) Runyan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, David, in 1952; two sons-in-law, Gerald Kissinger and David Hussin; two brothers, Sylvester and Alfred; three sisters, Amelia Paulus, Elizabeth and Rose Ruhland; three brothers-in-law, Bob Heimbecker, Herb Paulus, and Wilbur Heiser; and a sister-in-law, Irene Ruhland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 24, 2006, at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain at 3 p.m. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Henry Ruhland Jr. was listed as a son in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Henry Ruhland Jr. was listed as a son in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • John Henry Ruhland Jr. obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of John Henry Ruhland Jr. and Florentine T. Heiser

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 88.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Irene E. Heiser

F, b. 10 September 1923, d. 11 July 2005
Father*Jacob E. Heiser b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 9 Feb 1981
Mother*Amelia Dischler b. Jun 1894, d. Sep 1979
Irene (Heiser) Ruhland 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 January 1941As of 27 January 1941,her married name was Ruhland.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 September 1923Irene E. Heiser was born on 10 September 1923 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Jacob E. Heiser and Amelia Dischler.
Marriage27 January 1941Irene E. Heiser married Alfred J. Ruhland, son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl, on 27 January 1941.
Death11 July 2005Irene E. Heiser died on 11 July 2005 at age 81 Irene E. Ruhland, age 81, died peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 11, 2005, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, after a long illness. Irene was born in Plain on Sept. 10, 1923, to Jacob and Emelia (Dischler) Heiser. Irene was united in marriage to Alfred J. Ruhland on Jan. 27, 1941. They were blessed with three children, Rita Marie, Robert and Donald. They farmed until his untimely death in 1951, when she moved to Madison to be close to her parents. She worked for many years in housekeeping at several major hotels in the downtown Madison area. She stopped for a while to care for her mother and then worked in private homes retiring at age 80. For 53 years she did the priest's garments for St. Bernard's Parish in Madison. Irene also volunteered her time to help with the Apostolic for the Handicap in Monroe as well as sponsoring a child in the Children International group for several years. God was very important to her, as were her family and friends. Especially close to her heart were her nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a great cook with pies, rice pudding, fried fish and the German dish "Molldauschen" as her specialties. She took pride in her raspberry bushes, loved to play cards, but fishing was her favorite. She also traveled to Europe in the early years, danced the hula in Hawaii, visited her sister in Seattle and took bus trips to the Fort Atkinson Theater to see plays with her friends at St. Bernard's. She is survived by her daughter, Rita Marie Ruhland Corcoran; sons, Robert (Luanne) and Donald (Janice), all of Madison; seven grandchildren, Tim (Jeanne) Corcoran and Kelly (Todd McNally) Corcoran of Oregon, Tami (Brian) Munster of Sun Prairie, Matthew, David and Jeffrey Ruhland all of Madison, and Ken (Mariah) Ruhland of Cottage Grove; and five great-grandchildren, Mikaila, Rebecca and Nicholas Corcoran of Oregon, and Kaia and Leo Ruhland of Cottage Grove. Also surviving are her five loving brothers and sisters, Wilbert, Cyril (Dorothy Ann) and Elmer (Myrna) Heiser, Florentine (John) Ruhland and Rita (Bob) Sherrer; along with four brothers-in-law, Charles (Sally) Ruhland, Ralph (Pat) Ruhland, Francis Ruhland and Ray (Darlene) Ruhland; three sisters-in-law, Bernadine Heinbecker, Lorraine (Dean) Runyan and Toni Ruhland; as well as more than 50 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two grandchildren, Patrick Corcoran and Michelle Ruhland; and sister-in-law, Emelia Paulus. While Irene had many friends, she was especially loved by the Imhoff and Knickmeier families. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 15, 2005, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Mike Hippee officiating. Interment will be held at St. Luke's Cemetery in Plain, on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, July 14, 2005, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bernard's Parish, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704; and Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711. The family wishes to thank St. Marys Hospital, Belmont Nursing Home and the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center for their wonderful care.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 13, 2005 - Irene (Heiser) Ruhland obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinIrene E. Heiser was listed as a daughter in Jacob E. Heiser's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 120.0; FHL microfilm: 2342343.

Alfred J. Ruhland

M, b. circa 1918, d. 1951
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1918Alfred J. Ruhland was born circa 1918 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Marriage27 January 1941Alfred J. Ruhland married Irene E. Heiser, daughter of Jacob E. Heiser and Amelia Dischler, on 27 January 1941.
Death1951Alfred J. Ruhland died in 1951.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAlfred J. Ruhland was listed as a son in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAlfred J. Ruhland was listed as a son in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 88.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Wilbert J. Heiser

M, b. 13 May 1916, d. 7 September 2006
Father*Jacob E. Heiser b. 12 Jan 1895, d. 9 Feb 1981
Mother*Amelia Dischler b. Jun 1894, d. Sep 1979
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilbert J. Heiser was also known as William.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 May 1916Wilbert J. Heiser was born on 13 May 1916 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Jacob E. Heiser and Amelia Dischler.
Death7 September 2006Wilbert J. Heiser died on 7 September 2006 at age 90.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinWilbert J. Heiser was listed as a son in Jacob E. Heiser's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 120.0; FHL microfilm: 2342343.

John C. Ruhland

M, b. June 1887
Father*Carl Ruhland b. Jan 1864
Mother*Maggie (?) b. Jun 1864
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1887John C. Ruhland was born in June 1887 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Carl Ruhland and Maggie (?).
Marriagecirca 1911John C. Ruhland married Elizabeth Hartl, daughter of Joseph Hartl and Margaret Bindl, circa 1911.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn C. Ruhland was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 88.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Elizabeth Hartl

F, b. June 1892
Father*Joseph Hartl b. 14 Dec 1867, d. 5 May 1945
Mother*Margaret Bindl b. 11 Apr 1868, d. 29 Dec 1952
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Hartl was also known as Lizzie.
Name VariationElizabeth Hartl was also known as Haertle.
Married Namecirca 1911As of circa 1911,her married name was Ruhland.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1892Elizabeth Hartl was born in June 1892 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Joseph Hartl and Margaret Bindl.
Marriagecirca 1911Elizabeth Hartl married John C. Ruhland, son of Carl Ruhland and Maggie (?), circa 1911.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinElizabeth Hartl was listed as wife in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinElizabeth Hartl was listed as wife in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Elizabeth Hartl and John C. Ruhland

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 88.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Sylvester Joseph Ruhland

M, b. 23 April 1918, d. 26 November 1993
Father*Simon J. Ruhland b. 28 May 1893, d. 29 Jun 1964
Mother*Christina Schwartz b. 17 Aug 1891, d. 1982
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 April 1918Sylvester Joseph Ruhland was born on 23 April 1918 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Simon J. Ruhland and Christina Schwartz.
Marriage28 November 1946Sylvester Joseph Ruhland married Rose M. Wankerl, daughter of John Wankerl and Bertha Beer, on 28 November 1946.
Death26 November 1993Sylvester Joseph Ruhland died on 26 November 1993 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 75.

Children of Sylvester Joseph Ruhland and Rose M. Wankerl

Amelia E. Ruhland

F, b. 13 September 1913, d. 6 December 2003
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAmelia E. Ruhland was also known as Emelia.
Married Name10 May 1932As of 10 May 1932,her married name was Paulus.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 September 1913Amelia E. Ruhland was born on 13 September 1913 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Marriage10 May 1932Amelia E. Ruhland married Herbert L. Paulus, son of George J. Paulus and Anna T. Alt, on 10 May 1932.
Death6 December 2003Amelia E. Ruhland died on 6 December 2003 at age 90 Amelia E. Paulus, age 90, a resident of St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo, and formerly of Plain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at the St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo following a short illness. She was born near Plain to John and Elizabeth (Hartl) Ruhland on Sept. 13, 1913. She married Herbert L. Paulus on May 10, 1932.

After spending her early years farming near Plain, she moved to Baraboo and was employed at Badger Army Ammunition Plant and later as a cook at the Farm Kitchen where she made many friends. Her family most enjoyed her rice pudding, pecan pie, and infamous cinnamon rolls. Even her time at the "Meadows" these past four years she spent many hours in the kitchen helping make pies and other goodies for the many bake sales. Amelia was a devoted NASCAR fan.

She is survived by five children, Gerald (Patricia) Paulus of Nekoosa, Betty Watson of Greenfield, Eugene (Diana) Paulus of Madison, Herb (Linda) Paulus of Plain, and Robert (Carol) Paulus of Baraboo; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Florentine) Ruhland of Plain, Bernie Heimbecker of Dane, Francis Ruhland, Charles (Sally) Ruhland, and Lorraine (Dean) Runyan, all of Spring Green, Ray Ruhland (Darlene Bayer) of Reedsburg, and Ralph (Patricia) Ruhland of Sauk City; sister-in-law, Irene Ruhland of Madison; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Sylvester and Alfred Ruhland; two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Ruhland; and a grandson, Ryan Kraemer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at 11 a.m. at SAINT LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia E. Ruhland was listed as a daughter in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia E. Ruhland was listed as a daughter in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 88.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Bernadine A. Ruhland

F, b. 1 May 1920, d. 29 December 2017
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernadine A. Ruhland was also known as Bernie.
Married Name28 October 1947As of 28 October 1947,her married name was Heimbecker.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 May 1920Bernadine A. Ruhland was born on 1 May 1920 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Marriage28 October 1947Bernadine A. Ruhland married Bob Heimbecker on 28 October 1947.
Death29 December 2017Bernadine A. Ruhland died on 29 December 2017 at age 97 Bernadine (Ruhland) Heimbecker, age 97, passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. She was born on May 1, 1920, in Plain, Wis., to Elizabeth (Hartl) and John C. Ruhland.

Bernie worked and lived on the family farm in Plain until the 1940s when she moved to Madison. She met her future husband, Robert Heimbecker, at a dance at Turner Hall. They were united in marriage on Oct. 28, 1947. She worked at Mendota State Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1982. Bernie loved playing euchre, sheepshead, bingo, bowling, Wii bowling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bernie is survived by her daughter, Doris (Ray) Stickler; her son, Frank (Vicky) Heimbecker; and her granddaughters, Sandra (Mike) Goke, Melissa (Mike) Watson and Rebecca Ruhland. She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Julia and Madeline Villegas, Spencer and Melanie Watson, and Lexie and Emma Goke. She is also survived by her sister, Lorraine (Dean) Runyan, and her brothers, Francis, Charles (Sally) and Ralph (Pat).

She was preceded in death by her husband; her sisters, Amelia, Elizabeth and Rose; and her brothers, Alfred, John, Sylvester and Ray.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at ST. MICHAEL’S (BLESSED TRINITY OF DANE) at 11:30 a.m. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to Alzheimber’s & Dementia Alliance, Madison, Wis.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBernadine A. Ruhland was listed as a daughter in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Raymond A. Ruhland

M, b. 28 August 1922, d. 3 March 2015
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameRaymond A. Ruhland also went by the name of Red Rooster Ray.
Name VariationRaymond A. Ruhland was also known as Ray.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRaymond A. Ruhland married Darlene Bayer.
Birth28 August 1922Raymond A. Ruhland was born on 28 August 1922 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Death3 March 2015Raymond A. Ruhland died on 3 March 2015 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 92 Raymond A. Ruhland, a.k.a. Red Rooster Ray, age 92, of Reedsburg, died Tuesday evening, March 3, 2015 at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. He was born on August 28, 1922 in the Town of Franklin, Sauk County, the son of John and Elizabeth (Hartl) Ruhland. Ray owned the Red Rooster Tavern in Baraboo for many years and will also be remembered for his dedicated years of service at Ho-Chunk Casino. He enjoyed deer hunting, softball, sports and NASCAR. Survivors include three brothers: Francis Ruhland, of Reedsburg; Charles (Sally) Ruhland, of Plain and Ralph (Pat) Ruhland, of Sauk City; two sisters: Bernadine Heimbecker, of Waunakee and Lorraine (Dean) Runyan, of Spring Green; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Jane Meyer; his son: Michael Ruhland; three brothers: Alfred, John and Sylvester Ruhland; three sisters: Amelia Pauls, Elizabeth Ruhland and Rose Ruhland; and his special friend: Darlene Bayer. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center Chapel in Reedsburg where there will be a visitation from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Father David Carrano will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRaymond A. Ruhland was listed as a son in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Elizabeth Ruhland

F, b. circa 1925, d. before December 2003
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1925Elizabeth Ruhland was born circa 1925 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Deathbefore December 2003Elizabeth Ruhland died before December 2003.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinElizabeth Ruhland was listed as a daughter in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

Charles A. Ruhland

M, b. 19 December 1929, d. 12 September 2019
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles A. Ruhland was also known as Charlie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 December 1929Charles A. Ruhland was born on 19 December 1929 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Death12 September 2019Charles A. Ruhland died on 12 September 2019 at age 89 Charles A. Ruhland age 89 of Spring Green passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his residence. He was born on December 19, 1929 in Plain, WI the son of John C. and Elizabeth (Hartl) Ruhland. He was married on November 28, 1950 to the former Rosalia “Sally” Hellenbrand. Charlie was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and the Plain American Legion Post #398. He served in the Korean War and one of his greatest experiences was going on The Badger Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2017. He worked for Edward Kraemer & Sons, retiring in 1993. He started his second career as a bus driver for the Sauk Prairie School District retiring in 2014. Survivors include his wife, Sally Ruhland, 2 sons, Steve (Holly) Ruhland, Duane (Julie) Ruhland, 5 daughters, Diane (Greg) Brent, Rhonna (Larry) Hetzel, Sandy (Dave) Ruhland, Laurie (Bob) Haas, Cheri (Bill) Carpenter, 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a brother, Ralph (Pat) Ruhland, a sister, Lorraine Runyan, 3 sisters-in-law, Rita Heimbecker, Mary Seiler, Rosie Hellenbrand, 3 brothers-in-law, Vince (Betty) Hellenbrand, Pat Wagner, Sam Taylor, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, Sylvester, John, Alfred, Ray, Francis, 4 sisters, Amelia, Bernadine, Elizabeth, Rose, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, WI. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plain American Legion Post #398. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and again on Thursday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinCharles A. Ruhland was listed as a son in John C. Ruhland's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 120.0.

David Hussin

M, d. before November 2006
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore November 2006David Hussin died before November 2006.

Darlene Bayer

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ruhland.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDarlene Bayer married Raymond A. Ruhland, son of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.

Bob Heimbecker

M, d. before November 2006
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage28 October 1947Bob Heimbecker married Bernadine A. Ruhland, daughter of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl, on 28 October 1947.
Deathbefore November 2006Bob Heimbecker died before November 2006.

Dean S. Runyan

M, b. 5 April 1935, d. 28 January 2018
Father*Sidney H. Runyan b. 1 Sep 1900, d. 25 Apr 1977
Mother*Mildred V. Snyder b. 14 Nov 1901, d. 25 Oct 1980
Dean S Runyan
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 April 1935Dean S. Runyan was born on 5 April 1935 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Sidney H. Runyan and Mildred V. Snyder.
Death28 January 2018Dean S. Runyan died on 28 January 2018 at age 82 Dean S. Runyan age 82 of Spring Green passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 following an extended illness.

He was born on April 5, 1935 in Spring Green the son of Sidney and Mildred (Snyder) Runyan. He was married on October 3, 1959 to the former Lorraine A. Ruhland. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and worked as a mechanic for the DNR for many years until his retirement in July of 1996 to pursue his passion of woodworking.

Dean was an avid talker and self taught himself his entire life, helping his children and grandchildren with many projects and was always willing to give advice.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Runyan of Spring Green, 3 children, Deanna (Douglas) Louis of Lone Rock, Denise Runyan and friend Brian Hake of Mt. Horeb, Tyran Runyan and friend Kari Legler of Arena, 5 grandchildren, Dana Louis, Danielle and Dustin Roder, Trae and Jessen Runyan, 3 brothers-in-law, Francis Ruhland, Charles (Sally) Ruhland, Ralph (Pat) Ruhland, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mildred Runyan, 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kitty (Hank) Ringelstetter, Bonnie (Jack) Hickox, 4 brothers-in-law and 4 sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and again on Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.

The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.

David John Ruhland

M, b. 1948, d. 1952
Father*John Henry Ruhland Jr. b. 13 Jul 1915, d. 20 Nov 2006
Mother*Florentine T. Heiser b. 21 Oct 1920, d. 13 Mar 2015
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1948David John Ruhland was born in 1948.
He was the son of John Henry Ruhland Jr. and Florentine T. Heiser.
Death1952David John Ruhland died in 1952.

Rose Ruhland

F, d. before December 2003
Father*John C. Ruhland b. Jun 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Hartl b. Jun 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRose Ruhland was also known as Mary.
Life EventDateDescription
Rose Ruhland was the daughter of John C. Ruhland and Elizabeth Hartl.
Deathbefore December 2003Rose Ruhland died before December 2003.

Sidney H. Runyan

M, b. 1 September 1900, d. 25 April 1977
Father*Harry Arthur Runyan b. 31 Mar 1865, d. 18 Oct 1933
Mother*Lillian Ione Hood b. 1873, d. 27 Aug 1950
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSidney H. Runyan married Mildred V. Snyder.
Birth1 September 1900Sidney H. Runyan was born on 1 September 1900 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Harry Arthur Runyan and Lillian Ione Hood.
Death25 April 1977Sidney H. Runyan died on 25 April 1977 at Wisconsin at age 76.
Burialafter 25 April 1977He was buried after 25 April 1977 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinSidney H. Runyan was listed as a son in Harry Arthur Runyan's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Sidney H. Runyan and Mildred V. Snyder

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1375750.

Mildred V. Snyder

F, b. 14 November 1901, d. 25 October 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Runyan.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMildred V. Snyder married Sidney H. Runyan, son of Harry Arthur Runyan and Lillian Ione Hood.
Birth14 November 1901Mildred V. Snyder was born on 14 November 1901.
Death25 October 1980She died on 25 October 1980 at age 78.
Burialafter 25 October 1980She was buried after 25 October 1980 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Mildred V. Snyder and Sidney H. Runyan

Bonita Ann Runyan

F, b. 5 December 1928, d. 29 July 1997
Father*Sidney H. Runyan b. 1 Sep 1900, d. 25 Apr 1977
Mother*Mildred V. Snyder b. 14 Nov 1901, d. 25 Oct 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBonita Ann Runyan was also known as Bonnie.
Married NameHer married name was Hickcox.
Married NameHer married name was Hickox.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBonita Ann Runyan married Marvin J. Hickcox.
Birth5 December 1928Bonita Ann Runyan was born on 5 December 1928 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Sidney H. Runyan and Mildred V. Snyder.
Death29 July 1997Bonita Ann Runyan died on 29 July 1997 at Pinellas, Florida, at age 68.
Burialafter 29 July 1997She was buried after 29 July 1997 at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo, Pinellas, Florida.

Marvin J. Hickcox

M, b. 1929, d. 1988
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarvin J. Hickcox was also known as Jack.
Name VariationMarvin J. Hickcox was also known as Hickox.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMarvin J. Hickcox married Bonita Ann Runyan, daughter of Sidney H. Runyan and Mildred V. Snyder.
Birth1929Marvin J. Hickcox was born in 1929.
Burial1988He was buried in 1988 at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo, Pinellas, Florida.
Death1988He died in 1988.

Mary Lou Haas

F, b. 9 October 1954, d. 21 November 2012
Father*LaVerne J. Haas b. 23 Jun 1927, d. 14 Aug 2009
Mother*Luella Lucy Bauer b. 20 Sep 1933, d. 21 Jan 2008
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 October 1954Mary Lou Haas was born on 9 October 1954.
She was the daughter of LaVerne J. Haas and Luella Lucy Bauer.
Death21 November 2012Mary Lou Haas died on 21 November 2012 at age 58 Mary Lou Haas, age 58, went home to Jesus on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. She was born on Oct. 9, 1954, in Plain, (Sauk County, WI) the daughter of LaVerne and Luella (Bauer) Haas. A hairdresser for thirty years, she also worked at St. Vincent de Paul, Langdon dorms, and UW Hospital food service. Mary Lou loved shopping at St. Vinnie’s, meeting people, as well as baking and crocheting. She loved to make joy her aim. Mary Lou was an active member of Madison Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Mary Lou is survived by her siblings, Gary, Mike, Bob (Laurie), Dennis, Theresa, Julie (Kent) Prather, and David (Wendy); along with two nieces, Montana and Mikayla; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main St., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec . 1, 2012, with Monsignor Kevin Holmes presiding. Burial will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Dennis Haas

M, b. 3 March 1961, d. 16 April 2016
Father*LaVerne J. Haas b. 23 Jun 1927, d. 14 Aug 2009
Mother*Luella Lucy Bauer b. 20 Sep 1933, d. 21 Jan 2008
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 March 1961Dennis Haas was born on 3 March 1961.
He was the son of LaVerne J. Haas and Luella Lucy Bauer.
Death16 April 2016Dennis Haas died on 16 April 2016 at age 55 Dennis J. Haas, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 16, 2016. Dennis was born March 3, 1961 to LaVerne and Luella (Bauer) Haas. He graduated from River Valley High School in 1979. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the military; serving in both the Army and Marines. Dennis was an active member in both, American Legion Post 494 in Caledonia; where he proudly held the position of Adjutant, and American Legion Post 398 in Plain. He enjoyed spending time with his family, relatives, and friends. Had many interests, but the one he looked forward to every year was registering those deer at I-Diehl Tap. He will always be remembered for his “goofy” jokes, his game of euchre, but mostly for his big heart and generous spirit. Dennis is survived by, his brothers, Gary, Mike, Bob (Laurie), and David (Wendy), along with his sisters, Theresa and Julie (Kent). He is further survived by his two special nieces, Montana and Mikayla, and many other relatives and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents LaVerne (Butch) and Luella Haas, a sister Mary Lou, his Grandparents, and many relatives. A Mass in Memory of Dennis will be held, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain, Wisconsin. Visitation will be at the church starting at 10:00 A.M., until the time of service. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Hey Denny, your shoes are tied! Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with arrangements.

Francis A. Ruhland

M, b. 26 October 1926, d. 8 April 2002
Father*Simon J. Ruhland b. 28 May 1893, d. 29 Jun 1964
Mother*Christina Schwartz b. 17 Aug 1891, d. 1982
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrancis A. Ruhland married Rita M. Haas, daughter of Ludwig L. Haas and Esther M. Ruhland.
Birth26 October 1926Francis A. Ruhland was born on 26 October 1926 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Simon J. Ruhland and Christina Schwartz.
Death8 April 2002Francis A. Ruhland died on 8 April 2002 at age 75 Francis A Ruhland obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal April 11, 2002 - Francis A Ruhland obituary
  • Francis A. Ruhland was the best man at the wedding of Harold Ruhland and Cecilia Catherine Brickl on 9 June 1943 at first marriage for her; Cecilia Brickl and Harold Ruhland marriage announcement.

Child of Francis A. Ruhland and Rita M. Haas

Emie Burmeister

M, d. before August 2009
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmie Burmeister was also known as Ernie.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEmie Burmeister married Lorraine Haas, daughter of Ludwig L. Haas and Esther M. Ruhland.
Deathbefore August 2009Emie Burmeister died before August 2009.

Margaret Haas

F, d. before August 2009
Father*Ludwig L. Haas b. 1 Jun 1896, d. 6 May 1990
Mother*Esther M. Ruhland b. 8 Jul 1907, d. 17 Mar 1967
Life EventDateDescription
Margaret Haas was the daughter of Ludwig L. Haas and Esther M. Ruhland.
Deathbefore August 2009Margaret Haas died before August 2009.