Sunday, May 30, 2004

Obituary: Ruth (Aberle) Godding

VERONA Ruth W. Godding, age 89, of Verona died on Friday, May 28, 2004. She was born on April 24, 1915, in the Township of Madison, the daughter of Max and Hattie (Schimming) Aberle. Ruth graduated from Franklin School and from Central High School in Madison. She was united in marriage to Charles "Les" Godding on Jan. 20, 1930, at Saint Raphael's Cathedral in Madison. They enjoyed 73 wonderful years of marriage together. She spent her years raising five beautiful children and their families. Her many passions included spending time with her family and friends, playing games, square dancing, and spending time at their cabin. She loved to help others in their time of need. Ruth is survived by her husband, Charles "Les" Godding; five children, Ruth (Don) Bongey of Verona, Donna (Don) Walter of Madison, Yvonne (Bob) Lake of North Carolina, Delores (Darrel) Reynolds of Madison, and Bill (Linda) Godding of Cross Plains; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bob Aberle; a sister, Elenore Edwards; and a nephew, Norman Edwards. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 118 N. Franklin Street, Verona, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Terry Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 1, 2004, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Special thanks to Hospice and all of the staff that gave her such wonderful care. She will be dearly missed by all of her grandchildren and those who loved her. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 118 N. Franklin Street 608-845-6625

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 30, 2004

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