Ruth Ann (Brickson) Gladden
Ruth Ann (Brickson) Gladden met the Lord on Sunday December 2, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. She was born on January 1, 1947 to Logan and Marie (Rudolph) Brickson in La Crosse, WI. She lived most of her life in La Crosse area, graduating from Aquinas High School in 1965. She raised 7 children and was a daycare provider for about 20 others while their parents worked until 1985. She attended Western Wisconsin Technical College, graduating with a degree in Food Service Management and owned and ran Rouffer’s Café for 2 years. She then moved to Las Vegas and returned about 2 years later and started caring for the elderly. She enjoyed the challenges of helping these wonderful people. She assisted her husband Carlton doing Karaoke as Magic Voice Karaoke for several years in the La Crosse Area too.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton; her parents; and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children, Della Figueroa of La Crosse, Dawn Hart of Onalaska, Jonathan of La Crosse, James and Tanya (Nichols) Hart of La Crosse, Joseph Whitbeck of West Salem, Desiree and Bill Rickert of Onalaska, and Jeffery McGuire (Ana Figi) of Onalaska; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate her life will be held in her honor on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1 PM, at Coulee Region Cremation Group in the Prairie Room, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, with visitation to begin at 11 AM until the time of the service, all friends and family are welcome.
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