Ruth M. Mason-Zimmermann


Jan. 27, 1923 - Nov. 19, 2012



Ruth M. Mason-Zimmermann of Waukesha, surrounded by her daughters, peacefully joined her eternal family Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Ruth was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Gormania, W.V., to Ernest and Marie (Weiss) Mason.


She was a former longtime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Waukesha. She worked for the Waukesha County Museum for 25 years, retiring in 1985. While there, she was able to enjoy her love of history and was an avid genealogist for her family.


Ruth is survived by her three daughters, Merri Lee (Robert) Orgeman, Kerri (Michael) Vitale and Gail Zimmermann; three granddaughters, Lacey (Michael) Collins, Karissa (Josh) Adam and Erin (Joey Rozanski) Orgeman; five great-grandchildren, Grace, Emma Jo, and Jack Collins, Dominik and Owen Adam; and other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Willard and Robert; and great-grandson, Matthew Collins.


She will be greatly missed by family and friends, but she will remain in our hearts forever.


At Ruth’s request, private family services were held.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Ruth’s name.


Ruth’s family would like to extend a special thank-you to Town of Waukesha Fire Department ambulance staff for their gentle care, Waukesha Memorial Heart Care nursing staff, The Yarn Twister Fellowship at First United Methodist Church, the Kettle Moraine ambulance staff, AngelsGrace staff and volunteers, and dear friends.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.