Ruth A. Draeger

Ruth A. Draeger, 79, of Mosinee, died on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Ruth was born on Nov. 20, 1940, in Birnamwood, the daughter of Erick and Dorothy (Zimmerman) Jaeck.

On Aug. 29, 1964, Ruth was united in marriage to Donald Draeger at Trinity Lutheran Church, Birnamwood.

Ruth was employed by Hatley Veneer, as well as Employer’s Insurance for some time. She then provided home daycare for many area children for over 30 years. Ruth enjoyed polka dancing, knitting and was known as a great baker and cook. Both Ruth and Donald enjoyed traveling together, visiting many countries and several parts of the United States.

Survivors include her husband, Donald; three children, Barbara (Raymond Lundquist) Draeger, of Weston, Karen Draeger of Chandler, Arizona, and Lora (David) Zebro, of Mosinee; two grandchildren, Alex (Meredith) Zebro and Erin Zebro; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Zebro; siblings, Dale (Andrea) Jaeck, of Mission, Texas, Robert (Darlene) Jaeck, of Weston, and Randy Jaeck, of Wausau; brothers-in-law, Richard Stroik, of Hatley, Gary (Barbara) Draeger, of Hatley and Alan (Judy) Draeger, of Wausau; and many other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Carol Stroik.

A public visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 from 9-11 a.m. at Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home in Birnamwood.

A private family funeral service will be held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Rothschild.
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