Ruth Ann Hernandez

Oct. 10, 1945 Dec. 24, 2014

Ruth Ann Hernandez of Waukesha died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 69.

She was born in Menomonie, WI on October 10, 1945, the daughter of Vernon and Carole (nee Tueveng) Hintz. She was a 1963 graduate of Waukesha South High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from UW-Whitewater. Ruth worked as a teacher’s aide at Lowell Elementary School in Waukesha for 20 years. On April 20, 2000, she married Ronald Hernandez in Waukesha. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ronald of Waukesha; her son Stephen (Kirstin) Shuda of New Berlin; her stepchildren, Aaron (Julie) Hernandez of Waukesha and Nicole Johnson of Oconomowoc; her mother, Carole Mariani of Sun City West, Ariz., and her grandchildren, Zachary and Trevor Shuda of New Berlin. She is further survived by her brothers, Norman “Butch” (Sherry) Hintz of Waukesha, Kevin Hintz of Camp Douglas, and Thomas (Betsy) Hintz of Arizona; her stepsister Rebecca Mariani of Arizona; her stepbrother Gregory (Stacy) Mariani of Arizona, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Eric Shuda in 1989; her father, Vernon Hintz, her stepmother, Jean Hintz, and her stepfather, Carmel Mariani.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the 4:00 p.m. memorial service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha.

Pastor Karen Pahl will preside. Burial will be held on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials in Ruth’s name are appreciated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 330 South Executive Dr. #100-A, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.

For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.