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Ruth M. Draeger

June 17, 1932 — November 11, 2023

 

Ruth M. Draeger, 91, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on June 17, 1932, to the late Edward and Alma (Klabunde) Nimz.

She worked for Drott/JI Case starting briefly in the parts department and then the majority of her years in human resources. After retirement she went back to work part time at Old Castle Glass.

Ruth enjoyed travel, reading, puzzles and casinos. She spent many hours at Zion Lutheran Church mainly helping with Altar Guild, Mission Board and the yearly Strassenfest and cookie sales. She never liked to sit at home.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Draeger; brother-in-law, Mark; sister-in-law, Marge; many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and her many friends.

Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Draeger; her son, Major Rhory Draeger; 13 siblings, Lillian, Isabelle, Vivian, Fred, Henry, Arlene, Elmer, Alice, Lynn, Wilber, Doris, Jean, and Nancy; and many brothers and sisters in law. 

A memorial service will take place on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau, with Pastor Gjerde officiating.  A visitation will run from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church.  A burial at Pine Grove Cemetery will follow services. 

Donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Altar Guild. 

Ruth's family would like to thank Benedictine LC, Forest Park Garden Apartments and Compassus Hospice for the assistance and care. 

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