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Ruby F. Aebischer
  • Ebenezer United Church of Christ
    44 W. Washington
    Chilton, WI 53014
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  • Calumet Medical Center
    614 Memorial Dr.
    Chilton, WI 53014

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“Hope to hear from members of the family.Just talking about Ruby and Dola last night. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

Ronnie and Eileen Lehmann “Your mother was such a sweet person.I liked her very much.I am sorry f Or your loss,but know she Is with The Lord. Your cou Sin Eilee ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mona Eileen lehmann - Atmore, AL

Ronnie and Eileen Lehmann “So sorry to see of Rubys'passing,I was very fond of her. Your cousin Eileen ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“With deepest sympathy to Denny and Ruth and all of the family, I will always remember your Mother's infectious smile and her loving skills as a nurse...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Gladys michels - Chilton, WI

“Our sympathy to Ruby's family. Had lots of enjoyable times with her in the Homemakers. Meals and playing cards and trying to improve our homemaking...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Art and Joyce Kopf - Chilton, WI

“We are sending our deepest sympathy, along with my Mother, Leona's. Mom mentioned Mrs. Aebischer's passing and said she would definitly miss her...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Art & Janice Pagel

“I extend heartfelt blessings to Ruby's family as you grieve her loss. She was a wonderful and dear friend to my mother who will greatly miss her too...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Rosann Geiser - Appleton, WI

“I was so very sorry to see that Ruby had passed when I returned to town. My very deepest sympathies to the whole family. Ruby was a great great lady...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ellie Hilton - Chilton, WI

“Our heartfelt condolences to the Ruby Aebischer family. Don & Linda ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Donald Netzel

“My deepest sympathies to Ruby's family. A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of coming out to Ruby's house to photograph her for a brochure for...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Shane Van Boxtel - Appleton, WI

“Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with all of you. We know you have wonderful memories of your mom, grandma. We know she...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Judy and Don Phillip - Green Bay,, WI

“Our sincere sympathies to Ruby's family. Nora enjoyed many happy times with Ruby. So glad they had 1 last time in WI Dells this past July. We pray...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: The McWilliams Family - WI

“Please know that I am thinking of you, and that you are in my prayers. We never get over such a great loss, but we do get used to being without them...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ronald Strahl - WI - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Ruby's family, she was such a friendly and kind woman and will be missed by all. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: BARB SCHNEIDER - CHILTON, WI

“Are sympathy goes out to the family. cherish all the special memories ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Ken and Judy Karls


Ruby F. Aebischer, age 89, of Chilton died on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born October 14, 1923 in Chilton, daughter of the late Clay & Dola (Lorenz) Koehler. She married Denton Aebischer on November 26, 1942 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ. Early in her life, Ruby worked for a year at Prange for 35 cents an hour while she attended business school. She later worked as a Nursing Assistant at her beloved Calumet Memorial Hospital from 1956 until 1993. She was an active member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, served as president of the guild, chairman of the mission committee, and volunteered on the church council as both a deacon and an elder. Ruby was the first president of the Calumet Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was instrumental in the fund raising efforts to get the hospital built in Chilton. Ruby's dedication to her community extended beyond the walls of her church and hospital and reached into the lives of the children of the Chilton Public School district. She had served as the president of the PTA; she put her baking skills to good use making cookies, cakes, bars and candy for classroom parties and candy sales. In her free time, Ruby could be found tending her many beautiful flower beds, gardening, and traveling; She had proudly mentioned visiting many different countries and visiting all 50 states in the Union. Above all else, she was supremely devoted to her family. She loved each and every person and looked forward to visits from all those she loved. Survivors include her 5 daughters: Dyane (Dennis) Boese of Florida, Doris (Ian) Way of Florida, Debbie Schumacher of Neenah, Doreen (Rick) Daun of Florida, Dee (Dan) Chafin of Green Bay; 2 sons: Denton (Ruth) Aebischer of Chilton, David Aebischer of Chilton; 11 grandchildren: Kerry (Troy) Duchow, Dawn (Tim) Pfaff, Kelly (Dan) Weibel, Jenny Schumacher, Michael (Mindy) Schumacher, Rachael Schumacher, Jeff (Amy) Daun, Jamie (Jessica) Daun, Jordan Daun, Danielle Chafin, Denton Chafin; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother: Robert Koehler of Chilton; and a sister-in-law: Darlene Koehler of Chilton. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband: Denton. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, November 5, 2012 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ (44 W. Washington) in Chilton with the Rev. Kathy Rust and Rev. Becky Johnston officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday November 4, 2012 and on Monday at the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. Ruby's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Randy, the staff at the Calumet Medical Center, and Century Ridge for their wonderful care during Ruby's stays. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Ruby F. Aebischer for Ebenezer United Church of Christ and the Calumet Medical Center.
Death is Nothing At All
– I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you, Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, Without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, Somewhere very near, Just around the corner. All is Well. –Henry Scott Holland