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123 North Jackson Street
Cuba City, WI 53807
Phone: 608-744-2714
Fax: 608-744-3212
Ruth E. Hilvers

Ruth E. Hilvers (Heil)

Sunday, January 15th, 1928 - Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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Benton, Wisconsin

Ruth E. Hilvers, 91, of Benton, Wisconsin, died Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at Silverado North Shore Memory Care Community in Milwaukee, WI. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, with Howard Silberman officiating. Friends may visit Ruth’s family from 2:00-3:30 p.m. before the service. A private burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery following the service.

Ruth was born on January 15, 1928, in Grant County, the daughter of Dewey & Ina (Leggett) Heil. She married Douglas Hilvers on September 18, 1948, in Cuba City. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2013.

Ruth graduated from Cuba City High School in Cuba City, Wisconsin. She then attended Platteville University, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She worked many years as a teacher at Shullsburg Elementary School and created and launched the first Remedial Reading program. Other than her family and circle of beloved friends, Ruth had a great interest in genealogy, Habitat for Humanity, travel and gardening.

Surviving are her daughter Cheryl (Howard) Silberman, of Milwaukee; two sisters, Esther Egan, of Platteville and Shirley Puls, of Cuba City; a daughter-in-law, Chris Hilvers, of Cuba City; four grandchildren, Tim (Michele) and Ryan (Amy) Hilvers, Rachel (Adam) Kruse and Adam (Erica) Silberman; and eight great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jonathan, Kailey, Cole, Paige, Grace, Sky, and Roan.

Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bruce, on February 8th, 2010; and two sisters, Doris Kirk and Norma Kunkel.

In lieu of flowers a Ruth E. Hilvers Memorial Fund has been established and donations will be given to an educational scholarship fund and Habitat for Humanity.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Location
    Casey Funeral Home-Cuba City
    Address
    123 N. Jackson St.
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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  • Service

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 3:30pm
    When
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 3:30pm
    Location
    Casey Funeral Home-Cuba City
    Address
    123 N. Jackson St.
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Howard Silberman
  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 80 S
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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Karen MacDonald

Posted at 02:38pm
We are thinking of you all today and sending our love. Thinking of my Aunt Ruth brings many fond memories, especially from my childhood visits to Cuba City during the summers. She was always kind and thoughtful and fun to visit. Peace, and love.
Karen, Brian and Briana
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Reg Gill

Posted at 08:52am
I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the services today and express my sympathies to the Hilvers Family. Mrs Hilvers was my fourth grade teacher and by far my favorite. Over the years it has always been a pleasure any time Carol and I would happen to see her. She was such a sweet lady with such a kind heart. We were fortunate to get to visit with her just before the moved from the Benton house.
Reg and Carol Gill
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Kim Egan

Posted at 10:23pm
My Godmother, my Aunt, my mom's Sister. Interested, encouraging, curious...I enjoyed the skip in her beat. I will forever be grateful for the times we shared in the most recent yet past years...Her joy when she saw you was genuine. It made you melt and really feel like a million bucks...That was Aunt Ruth in her later years...Colorful in many ways, her opinions were carefully presented - some with sugar some not...Always teaching, forever learning and generous in spirit and heart. We feel fortunate Aunt Ruth was was able to spend some of those last couple years with her sister Esther...and as far as I know, no one tied each other to a tree. God bless you Ruth....Your Godson Kim
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Loraine Busch Andrews

Posted at 08:32am
Sympathy and prayers are with the family of Ruth, who was a dear and treasured friend of my mom, Darlene Busch.

Sincerely,
Loraine Busch Andrews
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Jacob Dailey

Posted at 10:20pm
My deepest condolences to Ruth's family. She was a sweet woman and I'm glad I was able to know her.
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