Ruth graduated from Grand Haven High School and went on to have a career in secretarial work. Ruth worked for a number of businesses including: Fellowship Reformed Church, Hackley Hospital, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and West Shore Community College, which she was most proud of.
She married Dave Gustafson in Tucson, Ariz., on September 26, 1958, and they lived in the Muskegon and Ludington areas for most of their marriage. Dave and Ruth recently started attending Fellowship Reformed Church. Ruth enjoyed to knit, read and travel, but nothing was more important than her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruth will be deeply missed by her husband of 59 years, Dave; children: Cathy (Greg) Fletchall, Mike (Emily) Gustafson and Sandy (Dan) Morren; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Sandy) Vincent; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Eleanor.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, October 18, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Reformed Church (4200 Apple Ave.). In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Fellowship Reformed Church and West Shore Community College. Please share a memory with the family on their online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.