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Gerald De Ruiter

Male 1921 - 1998  (77 years)


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  • Name Gerald De Ruiter  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 23 September 1921  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1935  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 01 April 1940  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1981  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    2931 E Prosper Rd, Falmouth, MI, 49632-9769 
    Died 09 November 1998  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8
    • Age at Death: 77
    Buried 09 November 1998  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Prosper Cemetery
    Person ID I6691  Koster

    Father Albert De Ruiter,   b. 02 January 1889, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1964  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Cora Vis,   b. February 1891, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 August 1923, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 January 1913  Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F2218  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Ida May Herweyer,   b. 14 May 1924, Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 2013, McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 17 October 1946  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Roger De Ruiter,   d. died as infant  [Natural]
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Betty Lou De Ruiter,   b. 12 October 1952, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 October 1952, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Natural]
    +7. Living
     8. Living
     9. Living
    Family ID F2216  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S291] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;), Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: 1012; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0005; Image: 454.0; FHL microfilm: 2340747.
      residence date: 1930
      residence place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA
      Name: Gerald De Ruiter
      birth date: 1922
      birth place: Michigan

    2. [S292] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627;), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T627_1790; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 57-5.
      birth date: 1922
      birth place: Michigan
      residence date: 1 Apr 1940
      residence place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, United States
      residence date: 1935
      residence place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan
      Name: Gerald De Ruiter

    3. [S166] United States Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Publication Date: 9 May 2013; Publication Place: Cadillac, Michigan, USA.
      Record for Ida Mae DeRuiter

    4. [S220] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security D;), Number: 380-32-4521; Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: 1951.
      Record for Gerald Deruiter

    5. [S72] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, National Cemetery Administration, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for Gerald Deruiter

    6. [S296] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Record for Gerald Deruiter

    7. [S38] Online Resource, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.

    8. [S201] Obituary, http://www.cadillacnews.com/obits_story/?story_id=1809282&year=2013&issue=20130509.
      Ida Mae DeRuiter

      FALMOUTH — Ida Mae DeRuiter, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Autumnwood of McBain. She was 88.

      She was born on May 14, 1924, in Aetna Township, Missaukee County, to John G. and Winnie (Jager) Herweyer, and they preceded her in death. On October 17, 1946, at Prosper Christian Reformed Church, she married Gerald DeRuiter, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1998.

      Mrs. DeRuiter graduated from Lake City High School. She was a member of Prosper Christian Reformed Church where she taught Sunday school, was a member of Ladies Aid and did readings at church functions and always made people laugh. She enjoyed baking and will be remembered as “Grandma Cookie.” She also enjoyed painting, flower gardening, playing cards with her friends, playing the piano and singing with her family. In her younger years, she and her husband, Gerald, were avid golfers.

      Survivors include her children: Jerry (Bev) DeRuiter, Ken (Ellie) DeRuiter, all of Falmouth, Bev (Pete) Clover of Grand Rapids, Dawn (Mark) Ebels, Diane (Dave) DeZeeuw all of Falmouth, Bonnie (Dale) Brinks of McBain, and Dave (Cindy) DeRuiter of Falmouth; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; in-laws: Ruth (Ray) Modders, Alice Herweyer, Tress DeRuiter, Esther DeRuiter, Jeanette DeRuiter, Arlene Mains, Norma (Don) VanderWerf and Jane Keim.

      In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Roger DeRuiter, an infant daughter, Betty Lou DeRuiter, and brothers: Bob, Jay, Gerald and Don Herweyer.

      The family would like to thank the staffs of Autumnwood and Belle Oakes for their great care for their mom over the last three and half years, and a special thank you to Barb Corpe for her care and friendship for their mom, too.

      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth, with the Rev. Larry Baar officiating. Burial will be at Prosper Cemetery in Falmouth. Friends may meet the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the McBain Chapel of Peterson Funeral Homes, Inc.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Michigan Christian School or to Prosper Christian Reformed Church.

      An online guest book is available at www.petersonfh.com.


    9. [S38] Online Resource, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.

    10. [S183] Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3L8-MJZ.
      Name: Albert Deruiter
      Race (Original):
      Age (Expanded): 24 years
      Birth Year: 1889
      Birthplace: Michigan
      Spouse's Name: Cora Vis
      Spouse's Race (Original):
      Spouse's Age (Expanded): 21 years
      Spouse's Birth Year: 1892
      Spouse's Birthplace: Michigan
      Event Date: 30 Jan 1913
      Event Place: Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan
      Father's Name: Anke Deruiter
      Mother's Name: Jennie Ostema
      Spouse's Father's Name: John Vis
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Jane Deze...
      Marital Status:
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      GS Film number: 2342702
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4209235
      Image Number: 229
      Reference ID: v 4 p 1 rn 6


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