Ruby Ardelle Hink
Of Waukesha, died on January 24, 2018, at the age of 92 in Mesa, AZ.
Ruby was born in Jump River, WI on August 23, 1925, the daughter of Alfa
(nee Olson) and Syrvie Buyatt. She was united in marriage to Erwin Hink on
March 6, 1943. Ruby was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Big
Ruby will be missed by her children Barbara Mengel, Carol (Robert)
Mengel, Dennis (Debra), Michael (Janet), Barry (Linda), Scott (Sandra),
Randy (Julie), Darrin (Dana), Bonnie (Leland) Jones; along with her 26
grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Ruby is preceded in death by her loving husband Erwin, her sisters, Elnora
Buyatt and Betty Gavigan; and her brothers Clinton, Lloyd, Alfred (Butts),
and William Buyatt; sons-in-law Gerald Mengel and Chris Tapp, and great-
granddaughters Brya and Bella Hink.
Ruby enjoyed many years raising her children and working at Meads Towel
Service. After her retirement she traveled frequently to Arizona to escape
the bitter Wisconsin winters, and was able to do so for 33 years. She loved
to go square dancing with her husband and could probably beat you in any
card game she knew (which was a lot). Ruby was a proud member of the
Red Hat Ladies and enjoyed her weekly lunches with her girlfriends. She
also had great luck (as she would tell it) of winning Bingo more times than
she lost. Later in life, when mobility became difficult, she mastered the art
of putting together jigsaw puzzles in record time.
A visitation will be held for Ruby on Wednesday, January 31, from 4:00 PM
to 7:00 PM at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home (237 N
Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI) with a prayer service at 6:30PM. On
Thursday February 1st, there will be a viewing from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
followed by Mass at 11:00 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (S89 W22650
Milwaukee Ave. Big Bend, WI). Luncheon will be served at the church
following Mass. Burial will be on Friday, February 2nd, at 1:00 PM at Mt.
Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.
In lieu in flowers, donations to a charity of your choice in Ruby’s name
would be appreciated.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-
Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
262 542 6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a
condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.