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Ruth H. Radlinger

July 24, 1921 August 9, 2021
Ruth  H. Radlinger
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Obituary for Ruth H. Radlinger

Ruth H. Radlinger, 100, of Merrill, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021, while residing at Pine Crest Nursing Home.

Ruth was born July 24, 1921, in Park Falls, daughter of the late William and Ella (Schalefke) Oesterreich. She married Roman Radlinger on January 3, 1940, at St. Anthony’s Rectory in Park Falls. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2013. Ruth assisted her husband at Radlinger Oil Company as a bookkeeper. Ruth was the former owner and operator of Park City Liquor in Merrill, and she also owned and operated a dress shop, first in Minocqua then moving the shop to Tomahawk. To say the least, Ruth was an avid bowler throughout Merrill and the state of Wisconsin. She was the secretary of the Merrill Women’s Bowling Association for many years. She organized the Merrill couples Doghouse tournament at Les & Jim’s and was the co-founder of the Northeastern Wisconsin Non-Pro Tournament and originated the State Seniors Bowling tournament. Ruth was instrumental in helping create the Channel 7 Ladies and Men’s Pinbuster tournaments annually held throughout central Wisconsin. Ruth was a charter member of the State 600 Club. In 1994, Ruth was recognized for bowling in 50 state tournaments. She was the first bowler to be inducted into the Merrill Bowling Hall of Fame. Ruth received the Wisconsin Women Bowling Writers President’s Award and was honored for her 25 years of service as the Merrill WBA secretary-treasurer. Raised on a golf course in Park Falls, Ruth could be found on the golf course during the summer months. After retirement Ruth and Roman enjoyed traveling.

Ruth is survived by three daughters, Judith Shrock, Mary Matz, and Leah (Tom) Juhlke, all of Merrill; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her son-in-law, James Shrock; and two brothers, Vernon and Billy.

The Funeral Liturgy for Ruth H. Radlinger will begin at 12:00 P.M., Noon, Friday August 13, 2021, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Deacon Jim Arndt will preside. Entombment will take place in Merrill Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday

13

Aug

10:00 AM 8/13/2021 10:00:00 AM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home

903 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home
903 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Service

Friday

13

Aug

12:00 PM 8/13/2021 12:00:00 PM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home

903 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home
903 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Merrill Memorial Park Mausoleum Final Resting Place

Memorial Drive.
Merrill, WI 54452

Memorial Drive. Merrill 54452 WI
United States
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