Ruby R. Ninstil

Ruby R. Ninstil, nee Mueller, 89, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at the Cedar Lake Health Care Center.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1917 in Milwaukee to the late Ernest and Edna (nee Paulsen) Mueller. She was united in marriage to David F. Ninstil on June 24, 1930 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The couple lived in the Milwaukee area until 1979 when they moved from Brookfield to West Bend. David passed away on May 28, 1985.

Ruby was a former member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, Altar Guild and Sewing Circle. After moving to West Bend, Ruby became a member of St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Guild. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Cedar Community.

Ruby was an exemplary Christian wife and mother. She also worked part-time as a secretary. She was an accomplished seamstress and she loved cooking and baking. She also enjoyed singing, drawing and painting. Ruby was a cheerful person who loved to tell jokes to brighten peopleís days.

Ruby was the dear mother of Nancy (Roger) Gottschalk of West Allis and Susan (Mark) Baganz of Racine; loving grandmother of Renee (Mark) Ebert of Ixonia, Christine (Denny) Bahr of Las Vegas, Nev., Grant (Megan) Baganz of Naperville, Ill., Cherie (Nick) Wolfgram of Fredonia, Chad (Joy) Baganz of Naperville, Ill., and David (Eli-zabeth) Gott-schalk of Hou-ston, Texas; loving great-grandmother of Sierra Ebert, Olivia Baganz, Elyssa Bahr and Gwendolyn Wolfgram. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ruby was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet McLain and Gwendolyn Beeckler, and a brother, Earl Mueller.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave. West Bend. Rev. Robert Hoehner will officiate and burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials to St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave., West Bend, WI 53095 or Cedar Community, 5595 Highway Z, West Bend, WI 53095 would be appreciated.

The Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at