Ruth Marie Dalton

Ruth Marie Dalton

DeForest – Ruth Marie Dalton, 88, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 24,2014. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 1925, the daughter of Chester and Josephine (Kopp) Padfield. After attending Madison East High School she married William H. Dalton on January 30, 1943.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Curt) Jahn of DeForest WI, sons, Craig (Rhea) Dalton of Mt. Horeb, WI and Kirk (Susan) Dalton of Windsor, WI: five grandchildren; Natalie (Steve) Hellenbrand, Paul (Tammy) Tuite, Nicole (Jacob) Nicholson, Tanya(Michael) Klubertanz, and Angela Dalton. She was blessed with ten great-grandchildren; Megan Tuite, Morgan Tuite, Alexis Riggs, Cody Riggs, Bailey Nicholson, Nicholas Klubertanz, Grace Klubertanz, Madeline Klubertanz, Hally Hartt and Elizabeth Hartt. She is also survived by her brother Duane (Lois) Padfield of Jefferson, WI.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband William; sisters Elaine Popanz, Marion Flint, Jean Underdahl, Elizabeth Justen and brother Richard Padfield.

Ruth was initially employed at the Belmont Hotel as an elevator operator in an era when each customer was greeted with a cheery “Good Morning”. She was then employed at the Wisconsin Porcelain factory until retirement.

Family was the center of Ruth’s life. She was always there cooking, making chocolate pies, sewing and attending her grandchildren’s football and basketball games, gymnastic and school events. Her days were filled with long walks, gardening, puzzles and quilt. She enjoyed traveling in her son-in-laws motor home and was always ready for the next adventure.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 401 Femrite Drive, Monona. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the chapel on Friday.

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THE LOVELY LADY AND THE HANDSOME MAN There was this handsome man and this lovely young girl, Who fell in love while still attending school. Then before this man went to join the war, They had to see each other just once more.

They were married in a simple church ceremony, To begin their long and happy matrimony. Before the year was over he was far away, The U.S. Army had become his place of stay.

The next time he saw his lovely wife, She handed him a little pink bundle of life. For six years this little girl was their life’s center, And then to make life even better, God gave them a little boy to treasure.

He knew here was a couple of infinite measure. Three years later another boy increased their pleasure. Thru the years the man and woman’s work was never done. You see for now they had a daughter and two sons.

Even thou their outside activities were slim, Their family’s needs were always put before them. Spankings and scoldings they would shed very few, But lectures were what we remembered and knew.

There were very few things the children ever needed. Necessities and extras they always got on the spot; Everything for which they pleaded, the children usually got.

As the children grew and went their separate ways, The mother and father never stopped caring thru the days. They were always there when life’s troubles brew, To help out numbers one, three and two.

Today the handsome man and the lovely lady are together again, Where they started way back in nineteen hundred forty two, To start their life anew.

I relate all the above with great pride, For you see the lovely lady and the handsome man, Are no other than my MOM and DAD.

BY: Sandra Kay Jahn