Ruby Ardelle Hink

Ruby Ardelle Hink, 1925-2018

Ruby Ardelle Hink

Ruby Hink, 92, of Waukesha, died on January 24, 2018, in Mesa, Ariz.  
A visitation was held for Ruby on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home (237 N Moreland Blvd. Waukesha) with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Feb 1st, there was a viewing from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (S89 W22650 Milwaukee Ave. Big Bend). A luncheon was served at the church following the mass. Burial will be on Friday, Feb. 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Jump River.
Ruby was born in Jump River 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 Bend.
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.  

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.

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

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