Ruby A. Zimmermann, 85

Ruby A. Zimmermann, 85 Ruby A. Zimmermann (nee Purgett) was born June 8, 1930, in Owen to Charles and Florence (nee Bergstrom) Purgett.

She attended Owen/Withee High School where she was valedictorian of her class and prom queen. She married the late Donald “Mutz” Zimmermann on June 4, 1949. Ruby and Don founded D& H Builders Inc. in 1957, as well as Don Zimmermann Crane Service Inc., Sandy Point Resort, NorDon Mason Construction Inc., Thick and Thin Lumber Co., Sawmill Inn Restaurant and Zimmermann’s Kettle Hills Golf Course Ltd.

She was involved in many business and community functions, which included Germantown Senior Center, Richfield Business Association, Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aide. She also was a member of Washington County Homemakers for 60 years. Ruby’s focus on detail and work ethic were a driving force in all she was involved with. Her love of family and willingness to share in others’ joys and sorrows were a trademark trait. Ruby loved raising her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruby will be deeply missed by her children, Brian (Janeen), Dwight (Linda), Michele (Ray) Fleszar and Scott (Barbara); grandchildren, Jason, Andria (Larry), Emily (Aaron), Hannah (Charles), Molly (Mike), Luke and Adam; great-grandchildren, Jack, Sydney, Norah, Oscar, Ashton, Harper, Logan, Lily and Emilia; siblings, Katie Purgett (Eugene), Margie Purgett (Mahlon), Janet Sauer (Otto) and John Kleinke (Diane); lifelong friend and partner, Harold Leist; brother–in-law, Art Luther; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; grandson, Adam Norlander; Eugene Purgett, Mahlon Purgett, Diane Klienke, Otto Sauer, Agnes and Oliver Lutz, and Audrey Luther.

The funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, April 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church (10729 W. Freistadt Road, Mequon, WI 53097) with the Rev. Josh Russert presiding. The visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church. Interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery following the service. Lunch will be served in the school gym. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity of Freistadt — building fund.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or