Ruth Hintz

 Ruth M. Hintz, 92, formerly of Birnamwood, died on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born on April 17, 1928 in the town of Aniwa, the daughter of Jacob and Meta (Hilse) Pichelmeyer.

On Aug. 12, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage to Norman Hintz in Dubuque, IA.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2003.

Ruth was employed at Bell Telephone for many years until her retirement.  She loved being in the outdoors, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.  She was an amazing cook and loved canning and reading.

Survivors include a sister, Karen Leslie and nieces and nephews, Lori (James) McGowan, Heidi (Gary) Seiback, Pamela (David) Kozinski, Bruce (Diane) Fryke and Craig (Patti) Fryke.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son Michael; two brothers, John and Jacob Pichelmeyer; sister, Velda Fryke and Niece, Dawn Ferguson.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood.  Rev. Bil Sutlief will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood. 

Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  There will be a luncheon served at Chet & Emil's Restaurant  immediately following the service.  

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at

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