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Ruth M. Meyer age 88 of Prairie du Chien passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Crossing Rivers Health Hospital in Prairie du Chien. She was born October 8, 1929 in Prairie du Chien the daughter of David and Blanche (Ward) Kielley. She married Roger Meyer on December 24, 1955. Throughout her life Ruth lived in Black River Falls and Janesville, WI, later retiring to her native Prairie du Chien. She owned and operated the Rancho Motel and Antique Shop and enjoyed flea markets. Ruth was feisty, quick witted and loved to play cards. She was a past member of the Sweet Adeline’s. Roger preceded her in death on June 2, 1998. She is survived by her son Dave Picha of Black River Falls, her daughters, Kim (Tom) Cathman of Fennimore, WI and Cindy (Rod)Hamann of Sioux City, IA, a step daughter Sandy Schmidt, a sister in law Ruth Kielley of LaCrosse, WI, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Steven Meyer, a daughter Sandra Schmidt, a brother Kern Kielley, her sisters, Inez (Fred) Hill and Bonnie (Fred) Noe.
A memorial service will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment in the Evergreen cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until the time of services.