Ruth M. Wilke (nee Kasten)
Aug. 13, 1934 ó Aug. 21, 2017

Ruth M. Wilke (nee Kasten) was born August 13, 1934, in Waukesha, to Mabel and William Kasten.

She entered into eternal life on August 21, 2017, at the age of 83.

She is reunited with her late husband Toby.

She was the beloved sister of Betty Jane Orgas and William Kasten; cherished aunt of Kathy (Richard) Foat, Judy Heale, Lorrie (James) Jasinski, Teri (Stephen) McNeill, Lou (Vicki) Orgas and Mary (Joseph) Kipper; great-aunt of 14; and great-great-aunt of eight.

Ruth and Betty traveled everywhere together, including Kenya. She was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, puzzles and volunteering at Channel 10.

Ruth worked at Hankscraft for many years and retired from Balax.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 24, at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, W250-N6505 Highway 164 in Sussex, from 4 p.m. until a vigil service at 6:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at St. Teresa of Calcutta, W302-N9583 OíNeill Road in Monches (Hartland) at 10 a.m. Procession to St. Johnís Cemetery to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice are greatly appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt-A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Sussex is serving the family. For more information, call 262-246-4774 or visit online at