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Subject: Dorothy M. RUITER
Date: 22 Apr 2005 07:59:03 -0600

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RUITER, Dorothy M.

Went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 19, 2005. She was born September 2, 1923 in Buffalo, MN, the daughter of Franklin and Pearl Mae (Pallett) Schwartz, and had been a resident of this area since 1938. Dorothy was a member of Hope Reformed Church and was a group leader in the Bible Study Fellowship. She had been employed by the Upjohn Company for 16 years. On December 18, 1947, she married John Ruiter and he survives. Dorothy is also survived by her children, Nancy K. (Todd) DeWolff of Kalamazoo, Michael J. (Kay) Ruiter of Kalamazoo, and Karen S. (Lance) Wade of Philadelphia, PA; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-
children; her brother-in-law, Avery Wittenberger; her sister-in-law, Leona Schwartz; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald E., Robert and Douglas; her sister, Ameta Wittenberger; and her sisters-in-law, Ruby Schwartz and Phyllis Schwartz. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Hope Reformed Church, 910 Jenks Blvd. with her pastor, the Rev. Kent Frens, officiating. Interment will take place in Grand Prairie Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to Bible Study Fellowship or Hope Reformed Church Memorial Fund. www.langelands.com
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 4/20/2005. (posted by a volunteer-no family connection)

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