Ruth Ann Wilson

Ruth Ann Wilson

Ruth Ann Wilson

Ruth Ann Wilson, age 73, of Portage, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 10, 2018.

No services are planned at this time.

Ruth was born July 4, 1944 in Portage, Wisconsin to Henry and Mary (Scherbert) Kopplin. She graduated from Portage High School in 1962. Ruth worked at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage as a Nurses Aide for many years.

She had a love for animals including horses, cats, and raccoons.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Henry & Mary Kopplin.

Son: Jerry Wilson
Son: John Wilson
Granddaughter: Amber Wilson
Grandson: Jesse Wilson
Sister: Lila (Larry) Holtan
Daughter-in-law: Joyce Wilson
Further survived by many aunts, cousins, friends, and coworkers

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Marilyn Prochnow says:

    I just found out Ruth passed away.. so shocked & sad… we had so many horse experiences together & lots of laughs over things we did as kids since our parents were friends! Rest easy Ruth!!!

  2. Joyce Wilson says:

    Ruth is going to be missed dearly by so many. She touched SO many lives. She had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known. Not a day went by that she wasn’t thinking or concerned about someone else. She always made sure there was never a person hungry or left without, no matter who you were. Everyday she was buying and giving away food, clothes, shoes/boots, or miscellaneous items. Sometimes even if you really don’t need it… She could not pass up a good buy.
    She was an awesome mother and grandmother and would always be there when times were tough.
    We are all devastated and words cannot describe the sorrow we feel. We cannot imagine life without her!!! Our hearts are so broken

  3. Angie Fuller says:

    Very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. Many memories shared in OB. She was a great caregiver to our moms and babies with a tender, loving heart. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  4. Janet Sjolin says:

    My deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family, I went to school with Ruth. The last time I saw Ruth was in Sept. 17 at our 55th Class Reunion..We had a lot of fun growing up..she will be missed by many..

  5. Elizabeth Strabel says:

    My deepest sympathies to all who will miss her. She was always kind, thoughtful and gentle! No one better to help a Mom and Baby in the middle of the night like she did for me and many many others. Rest In Peace Ruthie.

  6. Sandy B says:

    May the God of all Comfort bring you peace during this difficult times. He comforts us through friends and his word the Bible where he assures us that soon death will be no more. (Rev 21:3,4) May you find peace.

  7. Michelle Laseman says:

    I am so sad. I worked with Ruth at DSH. She was always there for you, no matter what. She introduced me to mini-cream puffs. She had such a kind heart! She is truly going to be missed!

  8. Mary Krcmar says:

    I was so very sorry to hear we lost a wonderful person. Ruth and I have been friends for almost 30 years. We met as co-workers and our relationship quickly grew to be a lasting friendship. We rode horses together, shared our love for animals, laughed and cried together. The world has lost a wonderful person. She will be truly missed by friends and “furs” alike.

    Mary Krcmar

  9. Jessica Shine says:

    Ruth was truly one of a kind. She taught me so much and I will always be grateful to her for that. I know my baby that passed is in good hands in heaven with Ruthie! It was an honor and a privilege to know you, friend. May you Rest In Peace ❤️

  10. Monica Holden says:

    Ruth truly cared about people and was a great help to many new moms, dads and their babies. The last time we talked together was at a local restaurant. I always enjoyed talking with her.

  11. Bonnie L Julson says:

    Ruth always took the time to see how my family, including myself were doing. She helped care for all of my babies when they were born at DSH. She always upheld the 6 standards for Divine Service–she was professional in every way possible; she always communicated with the families and her staff; she was very respectful in her department–maintained confidence and priacy; she always had a positive attitude, even though her knees and hips bothered her; she worked as a team player; and she owned up to any mistakes that she made–which were very few, if any. She will be well missed. My heart goes out to her family !!! Sincerely Bonnie Julson RN

  12. Pam Hall -co-worker says:

    Ruth we had a couple good laughs. Thank you for enjoying wonderful Christmas lights that I dragged you too. I loved running into you all over the place. You never knew where you where going to see Ruth at. However it will be no more. I will wrap myself in the blanket you have me and think of you often as I always have. May you rest in peace. And my peace be with your family.

  13. Marifrances Schaffrath says:

    Ruth will be truly missed, I had the pleasure of working with Ruth for many years on nights at Divine Savior. She taught me some pretty valuable tricks on handling babies. We shared many a late night lunches together. God Bless her and her family.

  14. Trish Dettloff says:

    Miss Ruthie, one of the sweetest, kindest, most loving people I have ever had the honor to know. I will never forget you! Rest in peace, dear one.

  15. Marcia Barth says:

    So sorry to hear about Ruth. We worked together many years at DSH. My deepest condolences.
    Marcia Barth

  16. Rachelle Endres says:

    My deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family. I had the pleasure of working with her in OB st Divine Savior. She was a very sweet lady. She had a way with the babies. On a crazy night you’d enter the nursery to find Ruth surrounded by 3,4 or 5 that she was able to soothe to sleep. We will miss her!