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Ruth M. Shidell


Ruth M. Shidell, 89, Wausau, died Tuesday, March 23, 2011 at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center, Weston.

She was born April 20, 1921 in Wausau to the late William and Anna (Abraham) Miller. She married Lawrence A. Shidell on Sept. 21, 1946, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, he died on Nov. 21, 1986.

She married Lawrence A. Shidell on Sept. 21, 1946, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, he died on Nov. 21, 1986.

She enjoyed bowling and attended the National Women's Bowling Championship 30 straight years. Ruth served many years on the Wausau Women's Bowling League Board of Directors. She also played softball in the Wausau Ladies Softball League. Ruth loved to listen on the radio to the Milwaukee Braves and Brewers baseball games. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. She will be remembered for her sociable nature from making and giving away her Amish muffins and telling jokes to caring for other people. Ruth can best be described as a person with a curious nature willing to learn new things and put her knowledge into practice doing such things as organic gardening or building an addition to her family home.

Survivors include her 4 sons, Gerald (Julie) Shidell, Rhinelander, Thomas (Barbara) Shidell, Weston, Douglas (Vicky Vogels) Shidell, Minneapolis, and Kenneth (Jane) Shidell, Merrill; 3 grandchildren, Christine (Bob) Wood and Alison (Michael) French, and Josh Shidell; 4 great-grandchildren, Austin and Kara Wood, Desiree and Pierce French

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lawrence and sisters, Mabel Coppa, Amanda Sawyer and brother Raymond Miller.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St. Wausau. Rev. Philip C. Schneider will be officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be from 3-7 P.M. Sunday March 27, 2011 at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau and again on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Renaissance Assisted Living and Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center for the kindness and compassion given to our mother.

Memorials may be given in Ruth's memory to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Community Outreach Program.

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