Ruth Lucille (Hatfield) Jiskra
Ruth Lucille (Hatfield) Jiskra, 92 years young, Holcombe, joined her family in Heaven Saturday, July 4, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.
Ruth was born April 12, 1928, the youngest child of Arthur and Myrtle (Lee) Hatfi eld, in the family’s home in Cornell.
She attended school at Cornell, graduating with the Class of 1946.
Ruth married Victor Jiskra May 29, 1948, at the Cornell Presbyterian Church. They moved to Holcombe, and raised their family there.
They were happily married for 65 years. After Victor’s death, in July of 2013, Ruth remained in the family home until September of last fall. At that time, she decided to take up residency at Cornell Health Services.
She enjoyed her time there and she was very lucky at BINGO. Her children called her “The Queen of BINGO.” She would reply, “I just can’t help it if I’m so lucky.” She had the same line whenever she would win in cards against her son, John.
Ruth will be remembered by many as being employed by the Lake Holcombe School District’s school lunch program. Later, she worked for Sharon and Tiny Albrecht at Albrecht’s Cheese, just a block from her home. Ruth enjoyed visiting with customers as she cut and packaged cheese, and scooped ice cream cones for many of them.
Ruth’s sense of humor had most customers leaving with smiles on their face and laughter in their hearts.
She is survived by her four loving children – Mary (Rog) Paulsen, Carol (Ken) Severson and John Jiskra, all of Holcombe, and Jean (Mitch) Johnson, Fargo, N.D.; grandchildren who remember her cookies and kolaches – Renee (Paul) DeLaria, Randy (Dorie) Paulsen, Gwen Severson, Cyndy Severson (Dave Boss II), Russell (Keri) Jiskra, Kayla (Ben) Ahlgren and Craig Anderson; she was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisterin- law – Ruth Hatfield; and numerous nieces; nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband – Victor; infant daughter – Sharon Kay; her parents; her brothers – Lloyd, Dale, Roger and Lawrence (Bud); her sisters – Bernice Keiser, Arleene Jiskra and Maxine Johnson; and one grandson – Ryan Paulsen.
Ruth’s family is very grateful for the love and care that Irene and Nathan Knowlton gave Mom for the year previous to her taking residence at Cornell Health Services. We couldn’t have done it without them. The staff of Cornell Health Services and St. Joseph’s Hospital provided our mother with excellent care. She appreciated their kindness and efforts at making her comfortable.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 10, at Holcombe United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Messmer officiating. Inurnment will be in the Cornell Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 9, and also one hour prior to the services, Friday, at the church. Lunch and fellowship will be restricted because of COVID-19.
Online condolences may be expressed at bortonleiserfuneralhome. com.
For the health and safety for everyone who may attend the services, social distancing, minimal contact and face coverings are very strongly recommended.