Joann Ruedinger

Obituary of Joann Marie Ruedinger

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Joann M. Ruedinger

Age 83, of Marshfield, WI passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, May 17, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center with her daughter, Linda by her side.

Committal services will be held privately by family.

Joann was born on April 12, 1938 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Emil and Dorothy (Van Pieterson) Kasner: Emil was remarried to Alice Schlegelmilch on April 25, 1943, a wonderful woman who filled the role of mother in Joann’s life. She attended and graduated from Wisconsin Academy in Columbus, WI and went on to attend Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. On February 24, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert C. Ruedinger at Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Arpin, WI. Sadly, Robert passed away on November 7, 2012. Joann was employed in many various positions but remained a caring adult foster care provider for 35 years.

She was a member of Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Arpin, WI.

Joann was an avid knitter and loved making handy crafts. She also enjoyed cooking and working in her garden. She always said that her children and her grandchildren were everything to her.

Those that will cherish her memory are her daughter, Linda Ruedinger of Marshfield, WI; her sons, Stephen (Kimberly) Ruedinger of Watertown, WI, Michael (Donna) Ruedinger of Niles, MI and Glen Ruedinger of Buchanan, MI; her grandchildren: Katrina (Adrian) LaBar, Nathan (Yerling) Ruedinger, Joshua Ruedinger, Christopher (Helen) Ruedinger, Aubrey Ruedinger, Timothy Ruedinger and Bethany Ruedinger and her great-grandchildren: Andrew, Evan, Caleb, Noah and Emrys. She is further survived by her sisters, Sharon Smith and Violet Seeman along with many other relatives and friends.

Joann is preceded in death by her parents, Emil Kasner and Alice Schlegelmilch; her husband, Robert Ruedinger and her siblings, Gerald Kasner, Roger Kasner, Carl Kasner and Glenda Joch.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorials in Joann’s name for a charity to be determined.

Joann’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.

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