Ruby Ardelle Hink of Waukesha died on January 24, 2018, at the age of 92 in Mesa, Ariz. Ruby was born in Jump River on August 23, 1925, the daughter of Alfa (nee Olson) and Syrvie Buyatt.
She was united in marriage to Erwin Hink on March 6, 1943. Ruby was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Big Bend.
Ruby will be missed by her children Barbara Mengel, Carol (Robert) Mengel, Dennis (Debra), Michael (Janet), Barry (Linda), Scott (Sandra), Randy (Julie), Darrin (Dana) and Bonnie (Leland) Jones; along with her 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband Erwin; her sisters, Elnora Buyatt and Betty Gavigan; her brothers Clinton, Lloyd, Alfred (Butts), and William Buyatt; sons-in-law Gerald Mengel and Chris Tapp; and great-granddaughters Brya and Bella Hink.
Ruby enjoyed many years raising her children and working at Meads Towel Service. After her retirement she traveled frequently to Arizona to escape the bitter Wisconsin winters, and was able to do so for 33 years. She loved to go square dancing with her husband and could probably beat you in any card game she knew (which was a lot). Ruby was a proud member of the Red Hat Ladies and enjoyed her weekly lunches with her girlfriends. She also had great luck (as she would tell it) of winning bingo more times than she lost. Later in life, when mobility became difficult, she mastered the art of putting together jigsaw puzzles in record time.
A visitation will be held for Ruby on Wednesday, January 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, February 1, there will be a viewing from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend. Luncheon will be served at the church following Mass. Burial will be on Friday, February 2, at 1 p.m. at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.
In lieu in flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in Ruby’s name would be appreciated.
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