THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ruth C. Dallman
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Ruth Casey Dallman, 94, formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.
Born March 31, 1926 in Oshkosh, to the late William Patrick Casey and Agnes (Morrisey) Casey, she attended one year of business school in Oshkosh and then transferred to UW-Madison where she met her husband, the late John F. Dallman. After they married on June 21, 1947 in Oshkosh, the couple moved to Fond du Lac where she taught drama at Goodyear High School. They later relocated to South Bend, In., where they lived prior to moving to the Marinette/ Menominee area in 1960.
Instrumental in helping her husband found the Yar-Craft Boat Co., she continued to follow her own path and worked many years as a substitute teacher in Menominee and later built her own business, Just Desserts, where she gained a reputation for her custom desserts and French bread. She loved to travel and explore the world, was an avid swimmer and logged more than 1,000 miles at the YMCA in Menominee. Reading was a passion and she claimed that "reading is the best thing that ever happened to me."
A party or gathering was never too small or too large for her and her outgoing personality was always evident. She was entertaining and educational, will be remembered for her laugh, bright smile and her love for the finer things of life. A past member of the American Association of University Women, she was a charter member of the former UW-Marinette Board of Directors, St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Marinette and local civic and peace organizations.
She is survived by five children, Ann Dallman of Menominee, Mi.,Tom (Cheri Long) Dallman of Sturgeon Bay, John (Katie Wheelan) Dallman of Cincinnati, Oh., Peter (Lisa Rappold) Dallman of Irvine, Ca. and Katherine (Michael) Holewinski of Racine; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John; two sisters and a brother.
Due to the pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be announced. Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Ruth may be shared with family on her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com A live video condolence or remembrance, "Hug" may be recorded and privately shared with her family at https://www.sendhugs.com/record/8UoDSnC5moE/Ruth-Ann-Dallman.