Ruth L. Brinkman, 92, of Eau Claire passed away peacefully at home with loved ones by her side on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Ruth was born on March 21, 1930, to Gordon and Edna Heckenlively (Levin) in Correctionville, Iowa.

Ruth was a loving, caring, and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all the people that knew her. She will be truly missed by all.

Ruther is survived by her eldest daughter, Denise Shilts with six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; daughter, Mary Frank with 5 grand children and 6 great grandchildren; daughter, Barbara (Vincent) Ward with 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild; daughter, Sharon Quella with 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; son, Mark Brinkman with 2 grandsons; son, Gary Denham, and many of her nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her mother, father, two husbands, three sisters, five brothers, and many other loved ones.

A celebration of life will be held, and a date will be given to family and friends at a later time.

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