RuthAnn Siolka

RuthAnn Siolka

RuthAnn Siolka, 78, of Bonduel, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Bonduel. Born in the Town of Maple Grove on Jan. 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the late John and Alma (Rudie) Brusky. On Oct. 27, 1956, she was united in marriage to Alfred L. Siolka at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Pulaski. Alfred preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2013. RuthAnn worked alongside her husband and family on the family farm. She also worked at Festival Foods, Pick-N-Save and finished her career as a meal site manager for Shawano County Social Services. Al and RuthAnn enjoyed polka dancing and were a joy to watch. She was a faithful member at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Krakow, where she taught catechism, sang in the choir and was instrumental in organizing the Christmas Eve processional as well as sewing the cassocks that the children are still using today. RuthAnn enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting and gardening. She was an excellent cook, known for her famous sugar donuts, apple pies and lefse. Above all, RuthAnn’s greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending as many events as she could.

RuthAnn is survived by five children, Cherie (Tim) Schultz, of Shawano, Mick Siolka, of Shawano, Chuck (Marcy) Siolka, of Bonduel, Julie (Doug) Harland, of Bonduel, Scott (Justine Krause) Siolka, of Bonduel; 19 grandchildren, Jess, Ben, Liz, Madeline, Olivia, Lindsay, Cody, Chris, Dylan, Garrett, Cathryn, Brad, Nick, Katie, Cami, Austin, Carter, Jackson, Gabi; and great-grandchildren, Hazel, Xander, Maevagrace, Owen, Ella, Harper, Grady, Archer, Kalli, Gus, Max, Audrey and Nora. She is further survived by two sisters, Janet (Bob) Nuss, of Green Bay, and Lynn (Larry) Stabler, of Green Bay; and former daughter-in-law, Terri Brown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al; her parents; and her brother, Allen.

Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Krakow with Father Patrick Gawrylewski, OFM presiding and Father Jim Esser, OFM co-celebrating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and again on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Meadow View in Bonduel and ThedaCare Hospice for their care and compassion.