Gilbert G. Ryder

December 15, 2018

LAKE MILLS -- Gilbert G. Ryder, 95, Lake Mills, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Fort HealthCare.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1923, in Hustisford Township, the son of the late Glenn and Delilla (Thomas) Ryder.

Gilbert married Hazel Stark on June 15, 1946, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. She died on May 16, 2009.

He and his wife had been residents of Lake Mills since 1964, moving from Waterloo. He had been employed as a machine operator for 24 years by Schweiger Industries.

Gilbert was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his children, Lucia (Dayne) Walter of Deerfield, Shirley (Jim Sr.) Hughes of Lake Mills, Marvin (Cathy) Ryder of Janesville, Steven (Charlotte) Ryder of Fort Atkinson, Barbara (Steven) Beilke of Cambridge; six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; one sister, Goldie Hintz of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Pearl Rocker, Magdalene Uhlman, Lavone Grosenick, and one brother, Alpheus Ryder.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Rock Lake Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Monday at the church until the time of service.


Claussen Funeral Home

416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

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