Mike Ruth

Birth: October 24th, 1935
Death: August 9th, 2017
Age: 81 years
Residence:Port Austin
High School:Kinde High School - 1954
Survived By: Mary Ruth, Christopher Ruth, Gregory Ruth
Served In: Army

Mike Ruth, age 81 of Port Austin died peacefully following a heart attack on August 9th, 2017 at Huron Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born October 24, 1935 the son of the late Joseph L. Ruth and Luetta (Fehner) Ruth. He graduated from Kinde High School in 1954 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955.

He married Mary Miller on December 1, 1962 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dwight Township.  Mike farmed for several years and worked in Ag Retail for 25 years, retiring from Terra International in 1990 and then retired as a full-time farmer in 1997. He was a Hume Township Trustee for 23 years, serving until 2016.

Mike is survived by his wife Mary, his sons Christopher (Janet ) Ruth of Bloomfield Hills, Gregory Ruth of Port Austin, his granddaughters Rebecca and Amanda Ruth, his brother Joe (Doris ) Ruth of Saginaw, his sister Theresa (Joe ) Mousseau of Sterling ,  His brother-in-law Walter (Judy) Miller of Port Austin, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Margaret (Bill) Kruger, Marie (Bob) Wilson, his brother George (Donna) Ruth, his brother-in-law Karl (Margaret) Miller.

Mike enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and football, and watching the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and MSU football and basketball. He loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the U & I Club in Port Austin and looked forward to visiting friends and playing cards there. He also enjoyed classic country & western music and loved to sing and play guitar, entertaining residents at the Huron County Medical Care Facility for the past 17 years.

Memorial Mass will take place 10 a.m. on Saturday August 12th, 2017 at St. Felix of Valois Church at Pinnebog (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish) Fr. Robert Pare officiating.

Per Mike’s wishes, cremation has already taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City.

A gathering will be Friday August 11th from 2-8 PM at MacAlpine Gage Chapel in Kinde. Gathering will be at the church Saturday from 9 AM until the time of service.

Memorials may be offered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences can be shared at www.macalplinefuneralhome.com

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