Ruth A. Uebele, 88
March 18, 1929
May 5, 2017

Ruth A. Uebele (nee Staerkel), 88 of Hartford, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Cottages at Cedar Run in West Bend.

Ruth was born March 18, 1929 in Oshkosh to Henry and Mary (nee Dimpfl) Staerkel. Following graduation from Oshkosh High School, Ruth graduated from Deaconess Nursing School in Milwaukee and became a registered nurse. Ruth worked at Milwaukee County General Hospital until she was united in marriage to Gerald G. Uebele on July 28, 1951. The candlelight service was held at Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Oshkosh.

After her marriage, Ruth worked for a time at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hartford. She became a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, which later became the First United Methodist Church in Hartford. She was also a longtime member of the Washington County Young Adult Club.

Ruth was a busy housewife on the farm and excelled at cooking and baking. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping and traveling, playing cards, going to concerts and recitals, and attending church.

Ruth is survived by her loving children, Jerry (Connie) Uebele, Ron Uebele, and Lisa (Randy) DuPont, all of Hartford; cherished grandchildren, Aaron and Sara Uebele, and Elizabeth and Michael DuPont; dear brothers, Donald (Jean) Staerkel of Oshkosh, and Gerald Staerkel of Neenah; and sister-in-law, Marge Staerkel of Oshkosh. She is further survived by other loved relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary (nee Dimpfl) Staerkel; beloved husband, Gerald G. Uebele in 2015; parents-in-law, George and Alma Uebele; brother, Henry Staerkel; and sister-in-law, Carole Staerkel.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the First United Methodist Church (738 W. Monroe Ave., Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Paul Johnsen and the Rev. Arv Arveson co-officiating. Ruth’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church Wednesday from 3-5 p.m.

Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church of Hartford or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are appreciated.

The family is so thankful for the loving care given Ruth by the staff of the Cottages at Cedar Run, Cedar Hospice, and, before that, The Gardens of Hartford. Thank you also to Dr. Joseph Pfotenhauer for many years of care and concern, and to Cindy O’Brien, NP The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at