THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: May 6, 2020
Ardis "Goose" (Rymer) Martindale, 88, formerly of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 of renal failure.
Born and raised in the Town of Beaver, Marinette County, she graduated as class Valedictorian from Coleman High School in 1950. She attended Vocational School in Marinette and worked at the 1st National Bank. She met her husband Marvin in a bowling alley and they married in June of 1955. They moved to Milwaukee and built a house in Greenfield where they raised three children, a girl and two boys.
When the youngest was 12 years old, she returned to work as a bookkeeper for M & I Bank where she worked until retirement. After her husband's death in 1983, she became interested in genealogy and enjoyed traveling to cemeteries and courthouses around the state and beyond, collecting pieces of her family history. She attended several family reunions with her daughter, including trips to Pound and Sheboygan, Muskegon, Mi. and Cape Cod, Mass.
She was given the nickname "Mother Goose" by her four-year-old son, which turned into just "Goose" as the children grew older, but it stayed with her for her entire life. She moved to Hickory Park Assisted Living and following an accident in 2016, she spent her final days at Aurora Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa.
She is survived by a daughter, Lyn; a son, Paul; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin and one son.
Private family services were held. Bruskiewitz Funeral Home of Milwaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.