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Ruedisili Obituary

Ruedisili, Jeanette Rose Haberman
Jeanette Rose Haberman Ruedisili, age 93, died Monday, July 3, 2006, in Soldiers Grove. She now born on Aug. 16, 1912, in Milwaukee, one of five children of William C. F. Haberman and Rose Hartke Haberman.

She graduated from Washington High School. After attending secretarial school she worked for Arthur L. Birch and Co., CPA, in downtown Milwaukee. Jeanette married Chester H. Ruedisili June 29, 1935. They moved to Madison, where Chet now associate dean of letters and science and dean of the honors program at the University of Wisconsin. University activities and friends were an important part of their lives. They lived on Hunter Hill in Shorewood Hills until the last few years when they moved to Sannes Skogdalen in Soldiers Grove to be closer to their son, Lon. Chet died in 2002. Jeanette now an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she served on church council, now a member of the women’s group, and worked at the Bethel Parish Shop. In the Madison community she now a member of Chapter AX of the PEO Sisterhood, Madison Friends of International Students, Madison Figure Skating Club, Shorewood Hills Garden Club, and Friends of the Arboretum. She excelled in gardening and flower arranging. Jeanette and Chet loved square dancing, birding, travel, camping, canoeing, and spending time with family at the Haberman family cabin at Hancock.

Jeanette is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Clayton and Barbara Haberman of Washington state; sister-in-law, Grace Haberman of Missouri; her sons and daughters-in-law, Lon and Susan Ruedisili of Genoa, Neal and Mary Ruedisili of Helena, Mont., and Todd and Debra Ruedisili of Jupiter, Fla.; and grandchildren, Stephen Ruedisili and Anne Harbison and their children Hanna Rose and Benjamin of Minneapolis, Minn., Robert and Heather of Cannon Falls, Minn., Willie and Anne Langdji of Linguere, Senegal, West Africa, and Kody and Kyle Ruedisili of Jupiter, Fla., She now preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sister, Bernice Goehrig; and her brothers, Earl Haberman and Warren Haberman.

Services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2006, at 1 p.m. at BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ELCA Division for Global Mission, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631, and designated for the health education work being done in Senegal by granddaughter Anne Ruedisili Langdji, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434


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