Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Thomas Ruhle

   Thomas Edward Ruhle, 55, of Coleman, formerly of Beaverton, died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006 surrounded by his family, who were the light of his life, and friends.

   He was born June 1, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant to the family of Berdette (‘Jock’) and Mildred Block - Ruhle. He had six siblings, Mark (Ruth Ann); Renae (Bill) Samsel; Audrey (Lester) Hart; David (Cindy); Richard (Jan); and Laura (Greg) Larkin.

   Tom married Laura Jane Bullock on June 24, 1972 in Edenville at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Together they nurtured four children; John (Leanne Humrich); Colleen (Greg) Ball; Carrie (William III) Haselmire; James (Renae Riccardi); and have one granddaughter, Sophie Ball.

   He was a dedicated automotive technician at Midland Ford for 26 years.

   Arrangements are being handled by Hall Funeral Home with all services to be held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Coleman (Sr. Mary Ellen McDonald, O.P., Pastoral Administrator). Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. with wake service at 7:30 on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

   Funeral mass will be Saturday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. with a 9 a.m. visitation. Donations can be made to Ferris State University, College of Technology. In lieu of flowers, Tom’s wish is for us all to take a walk amidst nature and smell the roses along the way. Family and friends are invited to bring an item symbolizing a memory of Tom to place on our memorial table during wake service and funeral mass.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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