Katherine Wilma DeRuiter

  • Born: April 13, 1925
  • Died: September 2, 2015
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Cook Funeral & Cremation Services - Grandville Chapel

4235 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Tel. (616) 534-7619

Tribute & Message From The Family


Katherine Wilma Dros-DeRuiter, age 90, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank DeRuiter; her sisters, Alice Olthof, Nellie Stickney, Martha Tans, Margaret "Mike" Elling; and her brothers, Gary "Bub" Dros and Peter Dros.

Katherine will be lovingly remembered by her children, Alice (Ron) Emmert, Donna DeRuiter, Marcia (Steve) Besteman, Rob (Sue) DeRuiter, Ron (Carol) DeRuiter, Marilyn Walters; her 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; her great-great-granddaughter; her sister-in-law, Elaine DeRuiter; and many nieces and nephews.

Katherine was an avid gardener and bird watcher. The "scrubbies" she crocheted were always a favorite. Katherine was very proud to have completed her GED in her sixties after Frank retired. The family would like to thank the nurses and CNAs who provided tender loving care for our mother during her stay at MediLodge of Holland.

A time for relatives and friends to visit with Katherine's family will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cook Funeral Home in Jenison, 1889 Baldwin St. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, at Bethel United Reformed Church, 2025 Baldwin St. Rev. Steve Postma will officiate. Interment will be at Floral View Memorial Gardens.

In honor of Katherine, memorial contributions may be made to Association for X and Y Chromosome Variations- XXYY Project or Right to Life of Holland. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcares.com.