Ruth Sells

Ruth Sells, a prominent matriarch in Waukesha County, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018, 10 days before her 95th birthday.

Ruth is survived by children David (Diana) Sells, Allen Sells, and Janet (David) Morris. Her grandchildren are Jeremy, Joanna, Craig, Andrea, Kirk, Jason and Matt with great-grandchildren Tatum, Chloe, Reagan, Sebastian and Kennedy.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, and two sisters, Helen Basel and Jane Hathaway.

The visitation for Ruth will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Dan Schwerin will be officiating.

The family requests a gift in lieu of flowers be made to the WCTC Foundation-Oliver and Ruth O. Sells Endowment Scholarship fund for Nursing, 800 Main St., Pewaukee, WI 53072 or to First United Methodist Church (see address above).

Please see Tuesday’s edition of The Freeman for the complete notice.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-5426609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit