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Ruth C. Zachau

Ruth C. Zachau

June 12, 2018

Ruth C. Zachau, age 87, passed away on June 12, 2018 at Dove Healthcare-West, Eau Claire, WI.  Ruth was born to Eleanor (Kleiner) and Edmund Hofkes on February 3, 1931, the youngest of nine children.

Ruth graduated from St. Joseph’s Grade School and McDonald High School in 1949.  She went on to attend St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, Il, graduating in 1952.  She worked at the old Sacred Heart Hospital for three years and the current HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital for 26 years, retiring in 1996.

Ruth married Charles Zachau in 1956 and later divorced in 1979.  She is survived by her 5 children:  Steven Zachau, Julie (Joel) Weinberger, and their children Katie (Michael) Gabor, Joel (Dena) Weinberger II, Samantha Weinberger; Theresa Freedman and her children, Nicole Freedman, Avery Freedman, Paul (Mary) Zachau and their daughter Beki (Bob) Miskanis, and Kevin (Doreen) Zachau.  Ruth is also survived by her sister Murcille Hencley.  She is further survived by nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers: Francis, Charles, Bernard, Eugene, Edmund Jr., and Jerome and one sister: Marion Thornton.

She will always be remembered for her love of holiday decorating, cooking, baking and fondness for dogs.

Special thank you for their love and care of Ruth to Dove Healthcare-West (2200 wing), Dr. Obaid and his staff, HSHS St Joseph’s Hospice and Sacred Heart Hospital.

Funeral service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Hulke Family Funeral Home in Eau Claire with Father Don Meuret officiating.  Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10 am until the time of service.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Boyd, Wisconsin.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be donated to Bob’s House for Dogs, E3015 County Rd HH, Eleva, WI, 54738.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Visitation

Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10 am until the time of service.

Service

Funeral service will take place at 11 am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Hulke Family Funeral Home in Eau Claire with Father Don Meuret officiating.