Ruth M. Nearing


Birth: July 7th, 1923
Death: October 30th, 2017
Age: 94 years
Residence:Gaylord
Previous Residence(s):Saginaw, Michigan
High School:St. Joseph High School -
Survived By: Surviving besides her husband Al are her children, Cherie (Alan) Nutter, Mark (Deborah) Nearing and Dan Nearing; her son-in-law, Edward Dobbs; her grandchildren, Julie (Crista Couch) Dobbs, Kyle (Jason) Maginity, Jennifer (Matthew) Hekhuis and Alex (Heather) Nutter. Ruth was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Ashley Echols-Dobbs, Cade and Rhys Maginity, Luke Hekhuis; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn Dobbs and her brother and sister-in-law, Cyril "Bud" (Priscilla) Koski.
Affiliations: Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Michigan. Age 94 years. The daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Zielinski) Koski, Ruth was born on July 7, 1923 in Saginaw, Michigan. Following graduation from St. Joseph High School, Ruth worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a Personnel Assistant for 13 years. She married Alouis "Al" Nearing on September 26, 1953. They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. In 1982, they moved to their vacation home on Otsego Lake in Gaylord, Michigan and wintered in Mission, Texas for 30 years. Ruth was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Saginaw and St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was also previously employed by JCPenney in Saginaw.

Nearing, Ruth M.

Gaylord, Michigan

Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

 

 Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Michigan.  Age 94 years.  The daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Zielinski) Koski, Ruth was born on July 7, 1923 in Saginaw, Michigan. Following graduation from St. Joseph High School, Ruth worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a Personnel Assistant for 13 years.  She married Alouis “Al” Nearing on September 26, 1953.  They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  In 1982, they moved to their vacation home on Otsego Lake in Gaylord, Michigan and wintered in Mission, Texas for 30 years.  Ruth was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Saginaw and St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord.  She was a former Girl Scout Leader, Eucharistic Minister and member of the Daughters of Isabella.  She was also previously employed by JCPenney in Saginaw.

 

 Surviving besides her husband Al are her children, Cherie (Alan) Nutter, Mark (Deborah) Nearing and Dan Nearing; her son-in-law, Edward Dobbs; her grandchildren, Julie (Crista Couch) Dobbs, Kyle (Jason) Maginity, Jennifer (Matthew) Hekhuis and Alex (Heather) Nutter.  Ruth was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Ashley Echols-Dobbs, Cade and Rhys Maginity, Luke Hekhuis; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn Dobbs and her brother and sister-in-law, Cyril “Bud” (Priscilla) Koski.

 

 Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State Street, Saginaw.  Rev. Fr. Richard Bokinskie will officiate with entombment to follow in St. Andrew Mausoleum.  Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.  The Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Church or St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord.



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