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Ruane Signe Waughtal

October 18, 2023 | 4 comments

Ruane Signe Waughtal, 82, of Black River Falls passed away on October 13, 2023.

She was born on September 11, 1941 in Black River Falls, WI to Howard and Phyllis Glander.  She graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1959 and then worked in Minneapolis for a short time, and returned home and was employed at Economy Loan Company.

Ruane was united in marriage to Bill R. Waughtal on March 11, 1961.  In August, 1967 they opened East Side Auto Supply in Black River Falls.  Ruane enjoyed spending time with family and traveling.  She is survived by her husband Bill Waughtal Sr., son Billy Waughtal (Annette), grandchildren Ben (Jenna) Waughtal, Toni (Mitchell) Moe, Ally (Billy) Tremain, great-grandchildren Mason, Frankie, Grantland and Audrey, sisters Mary Gunderson and Kris (Bob) Breining, sister-in-laws Sandy Glander and Patsy Anderson, brother-in-law Charles Waughtal, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Phyllis and Howard Glander and grandparents Selma and Matt Christenson.

A private family service was held and a private celebration of life will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a charitable donation be made to Interfaith Volunteers of Jackson County or the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

Coulee region cremation assisting the family



  1. Jim and Sheila Waughtal Leverentz

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.

    • Annette Waughtal

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  2. Roger /Kaye Sands

    We were so sorry to read this. Our prayers are with you!
    Rog and Kaye Sands

    • Annette Waughtal

      Thank you for reaching out with your thoughts and prayers.


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