Husband: Donald Rex Hehenberger (1)
Born: 24 Oct 1920 in Sauk, WI (2)
Married: 22 Sep 1943 (7)
Died: 29 Oct 2003 in Sauk City, Sauk, Wisconsin (3)
Wife: Ruth Darleen Sprecher (4 5)
Born: 07 Dec 1918 in Troy Twsp, Sauk, Wisconsin
Died: 21 Oct 2016 in Sauk Prairie, Sauk, WI
Father: Frederick Wilhelm Sprecher
Mother: Rosina Agnes Wintermantle
01 (F): Marilyn Jane Hehenberger (6)
Born: 1944
Spouses: Thomas Gary Arnold
02 (?): Living
03 (?): Living
04 (?): Living
05 (?): Living
Additional Information

Donald Rex Hehenberger:


delivered meals on wheels for thirteen years.

  1. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  2. Social Security Death Index.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  5. Obituary, WI State Journal.
    (24 Oct 2016)

    SAUK PRAIRIE - Ruth D. Hehenberger, age 97, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at the Pines Assisted Living. She was born in Troy Township on Dec. 7, 1918, the daughter of the late Fred and Rose (Wintermantel) Sprecher. She grew up in Black Hawk, graduating from Black Hawk Rural School and Prairie du Sac High School in 1937. She married Donald Hehenberger on Sept. 2, 1943. They farmed for 17 years and moved to Sauk City in 1960. Ruth enjoyed playing cards, embroidering, and together with Donald, delivered Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of the First United Church of Christ.

    Ruth is survived by her five children, Marilyn (Thomas) Arnold of Madison, Donald J. (Gloria) Hehenberger of Madison, Rodney (Carol) Hehenberger of Sauk City, Sandra (Steve) Gullickson of Madison, and Sally (Mark) Mellenberger of South Wayne; nine grandchildren, Douglas Arnold, David Arnold, Lance (Abigail) Hehenberger, Michelle (Ryan) Burdick, Rodney (Staci) Hehenberger, Tracy Hehenberger, Lisa (Chris) Spohn, Mitchell (Heidi) Mellenberger and Adam (Greta) Mellenberger; four step-grandchildren, Chris (Nikol) Mellenberger, Richard Patterson, Cindy (Todd) Dunst, and Brian Patterson; ten great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.

    Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2003; sisters, Viola (Howard) Sorg and Rosina (Cecil) McCready; brothers, Wilbert (Marcella) Sprecher and Clarence (Argent) Sprecher; and sister-in-law, Shirley (Merle) Ryan.

    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 504 Washington St., Sauk City, with Pastor Bill Kapp officiating. Interment will follow in the Sauk City Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 251 Water St., Sauk City.

  6. Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jensen, Descendants of Georg Jakob Wintermantel (Private informal printing in May 2003).
  7. Doris Litcher Gasser, Wintermantels Bound for America 1856 (unpublished).
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Revised: November 26, 2016