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Obituary for Ruth S. Altschwager

October 13, 1924 - November 8, 2017
Columbus, Wisconsin | Age 93


Ruth S. Altschwager, 93, a lifelong resident of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Randolph Health Services.

Ruth was born the daughter of Alvin and Selma (Jahnke) Nehmer on October 13, 1924 in Columbus. She was married to Joseph Altschwager Sr. on May 26, 1945 in Oklahoma. Ruth was a dedicated homemaker as well as owning and operating Oxbow Mink Ranch in Columbus with her husband.

Ruth was a lifelong member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. She took pride in keeping up her home and yard. Ruth enjoyed gardening and was an avid Badgers fan.

Ruth is survived by her son, Joe (Deb) Altschwager, Jr. of Columbus; her siblings: Bill (Merle) Nehmer of Columbus, Roger Nehmer of Columbus, and Doris Friedrich of Milwaukee; two grandchildren: Sue Ellen Pankow and Bill (Barb) Altschwager; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph in 2002; and brothers: Lester Nehmer and Alvin "Butch" Nehmer, Jr.

A visitation will be held at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Tim Schwartz will officiate. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus.

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