Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 14, 2013

John Robert Ruth

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — CENTRAL LAKE — John Robert Ruth, 69, of Central Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family.

John was a resident of Central Lake since 1971, where he raised his family. He served for several years on the Central Lake Fire Department.

He retired from Great Lakes Packing Co.

He loved to build picnic tables and ride motorcycles.

John is survived by wife, Mary (Beaver) Ruth; daughters, Joanna (Bob) Hicks and Krista (Dean) Willson Jr.; son, David John Ruth; three grandsons, Dean Willson III, Brian Willson and Taylor Ruth; two granddaughters, Kendra Willson and Jade Ruth; brother, Herman (Marion) Ruth; sister, Katherine Ruth; an uncle; and several aunts, nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. Ruth and Irene Skinner; and brother, Micheal David Ruth.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at Mortensen Funeral Home in Central Lake.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m., with visitation from 3 p.m., also at the funeral home. Pastor Sam McClellan will officiate. Interment will follow at Southern Cemetery, Central Lake. A dinner will follow at the Central Lake Bible Baptist Church.

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