Bergetta J. Ruehmer

Feb. 9, 1922 – July 16, 2012

Bergetta J. Ruehmer of Waukesha died Monday, July 16, 2012, at AngelsGrace Hospice surrounded by her family at the age of 90. She was born in Waukesha on Feb. 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Kernal and Nellie (nee Olson) Olson.

Bergetta worked for SEWRPC as a cartographer from 1969 until her retirement in 1996. She loved nature, camping and traveling, where she traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Canada and followed her roots back to Norway. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Waukesha for more than 60 years.

She will be sadly missed by her three children, David (Cathy) Ruehmer, Lynn (John) Thomas and Larry (fiancée Suzanne) Ruehmer, all of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Nick Ruehmer, Tracy (fiancée Steve Smith) Clark, Todd (Connie) Ruehmer and Jennifer Ruehmer; and one great-grandchild, Eden Ruehmer. She is further survived by her sister, Karen (Lee) Pagel of North Prairie; the family dog, Springer; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and her brother, Wes Olson.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of AngelsGrace Hospice for the special care and concern they provided.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, July 19, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues Friday, July 20, at First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service. The Rev. Rachel Chingej will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.