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“Ruth was a such a spunky women. She was one who took pride in taking care of her husband. The way Ruth looked at Harold and the way Harold looked...Read More »
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“My memories of Ruth were when we went to visit them at Christmas Season she would always play the piano and we would sing Christmas Caroles. Harold...Read More »
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“One of the fondest memories I have of Ruth is when I was about 10 years old and spending a week on the farm. Ruth came home from her job at the bank...Read More »
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Ruth M. Tessmer, 79, Wausau, died Saturday, October 24, 2009 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Wausau Manor Nursing Home. She was born November 10, 1929 in Marathon, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Wolf) Baumann. On September 6, 1965, she married Harold Tessmer at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. He survives. Ruth worked for Marathon State Bank for many years until her retirement. Among her many interests, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, gardening and cooking. Survivors include, her husband, Harold Tessmer, Wausau; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Henneman, town of Hamburg; one brother-in-law, Dale (Cathy) Tessmer, Madison; and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Claude Baumann. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Entombment will be in the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends may call Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at