Saturday, December 10, 2016


Ruth Burisek, 92, of Medford, stepped into eternity December 9th 2016 at Colonial House Nursing Home under Hospice Care where she had resided the past two years.

Ruth was born on May 20 1924 to Jerry and Agnes (Cech) Macik. In her teens Ruth went to Chicago to find a job during the depression years and worked as a house-keeper, in a war plant, and as a phone operator. She was married to Edward Burisek on November 22nd 1947 who preceded her in death 1962. Ruth then moved back to Medford and worked for Eddies Bakery. She later owned a dairy farm with her son and the Kritter Kountry Zoo where she enjoyed a variety of animals, she especially loved caring for the deer fawns.

Ruth was a member of the Ole' Country Cowboy Church and she was a self-taught pianist and loved playing hymns for church. She also blessed the people with her playing while at the nursing home.

Ruth's parents and grandparents were a big part of founding the Goodrich Baptist Church (now Goodrich Community Church) in 1913.

Ruth is survived by one son Rev.Kenneth (Jennifer) Burisek of Medford, two Grandchildren
Keith (fiancé Angela Van Loon) Burisek of Eau Claire and Holly Burisek of Medford, One Brother Ludwig Macik of Goodrich.

She is preceded in death by her husband Edward, one sister Martha Macik, a brother and sister-in-law Geroge and Julia Macik, along with nieces and nephews and friends.

Funeral services for Ruth Burisek will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2016 with Pastor David Elleman officiating at the Goodrich Community Church N3258 Spring Drive, Athens, WI 54411. Family and friends may call beginning at 10am with funeral service to begin at 11am. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery II, Medford, WI following the service.