Ruth Baehmann, 104
Oct. 16, 1913 — Dec. 22, 2017
Ruth Baehmann (nee Schultz) of Cedarburg, passed away peacefully on
Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the age of 104.
Ruth Charlotte Schultz was born on Oct. 16, 1913, to Clara and Fred
Schultz in Milwaukee. The family worked a dairy farm in the town of
Brookfield. In 1932 she met Edmund Baehmann at a polka dance in Mequon,
and in 1934 they were married. In June of 1935 they welcomed their first
child, Edmund Jr., also known as “Bud.” While Eddie worked in the
factory at Grob Manufacturing, Ruth worked as a beautician.
In July of 1944, the couple was blessed with a second child, Dale. As
residents of Grafton, they decided to join St. Paul Lutheran Church in
1941. In 1949, they purchased a 55-acre plot of land just north of the
city of Cedarburg, and in 1956 they built their first home. With a farm
to take care of, Ruth transitioned from being a beautician to helping
work the land. She spent many hours searching for the best recipes, and
especially enjoyed making dumplings and potato pancakes. In 1960, the
family took some of the land and built a driving range, followed by a
miniature golf course and nine-hole Par 3 course to become Baehmann’s
Golf Center. Over the years all members of the family have played a role
in the business.
Ruth had five grandchildren: Bud and Nancy’s children Keith, Linda, Kurt
and Dale, and Susan’s children, Edan and Hai. She was also very proud to
be a great-grandmother, to Edan’s son Ashton. Her husband, Eddie,
preceded her in death in 2001.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at St.
Paul Lutheran Church, 701 Washington St., Grafton. Family will receive
friends at the church at 10 a.m., with a luncheon following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Paul Women’s Guild or St. Paul
Church are appreciated.
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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.