Ruth M. Dahm, 64 of Eau Claire passed away Monday, November 9, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.

Ruth was born on October 6, 1951 to Frederick and Regina (Christainson) Dahm. Ruth graduated from Stanley-Boyd High School in 1969. After high school, she began her career in cosmetology. She later went on to school for Early Childhood Education. She spent most of her teaching career at the Eau Claire YMCA preschool. To her, it wasn’t a job, it was a joy. She had a passion in caring for children and people. She had an amazing sense of humor and a beautiful spirit. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be missed by many.Aviary Photo_130918354319350171

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Nicole (Jeremiah) Schindler; granddaughter, Brielle Schindler; two brothers, John (Jeanne) Dahm and Richard Dahm; sister-in-law, Irene Dahm; and nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Darwin Dahm; and three sisters, Marcella Lesco, Doris Davidson, and Vivian Wilber.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert Hoekstra officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday.


  1. I first met Ruth when Nicole was in my preschool classroom at Lowes Creek School. I was impressed by her kindness, patience and genuine interest in her child’s development. Years later I reconnected with Ruth as a colleague in early childhood education. I was touched by her wisdom, warmth and gentle spirit. The joy within her spilled out to others. It was a privilege to know her as a colleague and friend. She will be remembered.

    Nicole–your Mom was so proud of you and your accomplishments. Her eyes lit up whenever she spoke of you and I suspect she was an awesome grandma! I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and the hope of heaven.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Paula Wainscott

  2. I love you aunt Ruthie. I wish I could have spent more time with you and mom’s side of the family. God bless you and your family. Love always, Allen

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