Ruth lrene Gardner
of Arlington Heights
Ruth lrene Gardner was born at her family's home
on Hirsch Street in Chicago on August 2, 1914.
She lived all of her life in Chicago and in
neighboring Arlington Heights where she died on
May 23, 2013.
Ruth was a good student and, when she graduated
from Carl Schurz High School, was offered a
scholarship to attend college. However, in those
depression years the family needed the inc6me
she brought first from teaching violin and then
working at the headquarters of Montgomery Ward.
In 1937 Ruth was married to her co-worker at
Ward's and high school sweetheart, Victor Howard
Beisler. In 1940, shortly after the birth of
their daughter Norma, Ruth and Victor moved to
Arlington Heights, where they lived the rest of
their lives, raising Norma, son Stephen and
When Victor started the Beisler lnsurance
Agency, in Arlington Heights, Ruth worked with
Victor to make the business a success. Ruth had
a busy life, raising her three children, working
in the business, and taking an active part in
the community, singingin the choir of her
church, the First Presbyterian Church, and as a
charter member of Chapter HN of the P.E.O.
Throughout her life, Ruth's smile could light up
the darkest places and her warmth brought people
closer to her in friendship, and, in so doing,
brought them cłoser to one another as well. Her
spirit is alive in the friendships she has
Besides her three children, Norma Bramsen
(John), Stephen Beisler (Jean), and Ardes
Poisson (Timothy), Ruth enjoyed five
grandchildren, Brooke Hainey (Michael), Robert
Beisler, Matthew Beisler, and Kristin Beisler,
and Timothy Poisson.
Memorial service 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 27,
2013 at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
Heights, 302 N. Dunton, Arlington Heights.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to
First Presbyterian Church Music Fund or The
Ridges Sanctuary, P.O. Box 152, Baileys Harbor,
WI 54202. Arrangements by Glueckert Funeral
Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights .
Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 North Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights, IL 60004