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


DERUITER (DROS) -

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.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry, Kathy. Nicole and Quentin Wall

Posted by Kathy wall    September 09, 2015

God has received another angel. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Posted by Mike & Karen Mcdowell - BYRON CENTER, MI - Sister of Sue DeRuiter   September 09, 2015

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Bless this beautiful soul that is peacefully laying in God's arms. She left her family with wonderful memories, I will miss her.

Posted by Terry Jordan - Holland, MI - Friend   September 08, 2015

Praying the Heavenly Father's love, the Holy Spirit's comfort and Christ's resurrection promise over you and your family Alice. May the truth that your mom is healed, free of pain and joining the eternal song of praise to the Lamb give you joy through the tears. Love & Hugs from across the Pacific. Meigu,China

Posted by Wanda Kunzi - Grandville X, MI - Friend of Ron and Alice   September 07, 2015

Praying the Heavenly Father's love, the Holy Spirit's comfort and Christ's resurrection promise over you and your family Alice. May the truth that your mom is healed, free of pain and joining the eternal song of praise to the Lamb give you joy through the tears. Love and Hugs from across the Pacific Wanda

Posted by Wanda Kunzi - Meigu China - Friend of Alice   September 05, 2015

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We are sad for your family's loss, yet rejoice with you knowing Kay is now in the arms of her loving Savior.

Posted by Kurt & Jill Brower - Jenison, MI - Bethel URC members   September 05, 2015

We so enjoyed meeting Katherine at Tendercare/Medilodge when we would visit our sister & brother-in-law (Jean & John Hengst). She was always happy, smiling and loving. We enjoyed hearing about her family and meet some of them. We (as well as Jean & John) will miss her very much, but are happy she is now with our Lord and Savior. Ted & Donna Weerstra

Posted by Ted & Donna Weerstra - Holland, MI - friend   September 05, 2015


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