Ruth Cimperman

Obituary of Ruth M. Cimperman

Ruth Mary Cimperman born November 9, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio was a lifelong teacher, avid reader, and devoted mother. She died at age 72 on January 23, 2020 at her home in New Berlin, Wisconsin just before the end of her zodiac year, the Year of the Pig. Ruth is survived by her children Clare and Jane. She is preceded in death by her father, Edward Cimperman; her mother, Mary Lenarsic; and her brother, Thomas (Rose). Growing up, Ruth moved frequently between Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and finally Wisconsin. After receiving her Doctorate degree she began working as an English writing and speech professor at Milwaukee Area Technical College where she stayed for over 40 years. Ruth will be remembered for her bravery when adopting her two beloved children from China, her resilience during her battle with cancer, and her ability to spoil her multiple fat cats. A private memorial service will be held at the family home to celebrate Ruth’s life. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth's name to Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave. Franklin, WI 53132.

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