Dorothy Van Ruiswijk

Date of Death: Nov 28, 2017
Dorothy Van Ruiswijk

1924 - 2017

Dorothy Van Ruiswijk, 93, formerly of Brandon, died Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Fountain View Care Center in Ripon.

Dorothy was born August 1, 1924 in the town of Alto, the daughter of Henry and Ruth Wellhouse Bille. On August 16, 1949 she married Samuel Van Ruiswijk in Brandon. Following their marriage the couple farmed near Rosendale for 41 years. Upon leaving the farm, Dorothy worked in dietary at Parkview Nursing Home in Ripon for 22 years. Dorothy continued to reside in the Brandon/Ripon area where she was a hospice volunteer for several years. Dorothy was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Ripon and a member of its United Methodist Women. Dorothy was a member of the Farm Bureau.

Dorothy is survived by a son, Earl (Marilyn) Van Ruiswijk of Rosendale; four grandchildren: Christine (Joseph) Duchek, John (Elizabeth) Van Ruiswijk, Ryan (Kaitlin) Van Ruiswijk, and Mary (Kevin) Tighe; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel in 1979; a brother, Gordon Bille; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bille.


Friends and relatives may call on the family at the funeral home on Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services for Dorothy Van Ruiswijk will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Werner-Harmen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Laura Yates officiating.



  1. Rev. Jack Stubbs Says: November 30, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    My sympathy to the entire family. I thought Dorothy was a delight. It was a honor to know her.

  2. Char Bohnsack Says: December 1, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Dorothty was a great Hospice Hope volunteer. I enjoyed working with her. Char Bohnsack

  3. To ~ Dorothy’s Family,

    I just heard about Dorothy’s passing today.

    So sorry for your loss.

    She was a wonderful lady and friend to me.

    I will never forget her.

    I am so glad…that I recently talked to her, on the phone, at FountainView.

  4. Actually…Dorothy was a Friend to both me, & my Husband Vic.

    ‘RIP’ Dorothy

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