Madison
60° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Ruth E. Steinback

Published On: Jan 24 2013 08:58:35 PM CST
Ruth E. Steinback

Ruth E. Steinback, 85, of Platteville died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Platteville United Methodist Church, Platteville. Rev. Brenda Whitford will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Ruth E. Steinback Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.

Ruth was born on March 20, 1927 in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, daughter of Angus Vernon and Rena (Helmenstine) Hodgson. She was united in marriage to Douglas A. Steinback on July 10, 1948 at the Blue Mounds Methodist Church. Doug preceded her in death on November 28, 2011. Ruth taught school at the Pleasant Point School and then at Stumptown School for a few years. After getting married she farmed alongside her husband for many years in Harrison Twp., Grant County.

She was an active member of the Platteville United Methodist Church, and the Southwest Auto Club. Ruth volunteered her time for many years for Meals on Wheels and at the Platteville Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing, traveling and playing cards.

Ruth is survived by her four children, Douglas D. (Janice) Steinback of Platteville; Diann (Doug) Oberfoell of Dubuque, IA; Dan Steinback of Platteville; Suzanne (Jim) Weigel of Platteville; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Weigel on October 27, 2002, great-grandson, Mason Oberfoell on February 20, 2006, sister, Amy Larkins and nephew, Bob Larkins.

Advertisement
  • Nepal earthquake aftermath

    Omar Havana/Getty Images

    Nepal earthquake: Aftershocks, aftermath

    A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble and find survivors.

  • Baltimore police protests 8

    Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Violence, arrests at Baltimore police protest

    A peaceful demonstration in Baltimore on Saturday came to an end when police in riot gear tried to hold a line, and a few protesters vandalized police cars, threw objects at officers, cursed at them and scuffled with them.

  • PHOTOS: Viewers drop off sensitive documents for Shredfest

    The WISC-TV studio parking lot was busy with hundreds of viewers bringing their sensitive documents to be destroyed as part of Shredfest with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning.

    A combined 1,295 cars dropped off bags of papers at WISC-TV on Raymond Road and SVA Certified Public Accountants firm on John Q. Hammons Drive.

    News 3 and Better Business Bureau team members unloaded bags of documents from viewers' cars and Pellitteri Waste Systems' Data Destruction team put the papers into the shredding trucks.

Advertisement