John J. Ruden

John J. Ruden

John J. Ruden, 79, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at his home. He was born March 14, 1940 in Sturgis, Mi to Anton & Anna (Salwoitis) Ruden. John was married October 29, 1960 to Barbara Preston and she survives. John was a retired Industrial Arts teacher and coach from the Jonesville Community Schools. He was a graduate of Centerville High School and earned a Masters in Education from Western Michigan University where he played and excelled in football at the university. John was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. Surviving besides his wife Barbara are four children, Shannen Housler and Gary Plencner of Portage, Joseph Ruden & Rita Aguilar of Camden, Todd (Shelly) Ruden of Coldwater and Amy (Kam) Fortner of Bloomington, IN.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jim (Darlene) Ruden of Centerville. John was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, Al, Ann and Joan; and a grandson, Cameron. Funeral services for John Ruden will be Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale with Fr. David Reamsnyder as celebrant. Private family interment will take place at Centerville Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday From 5-8 PM with a rosary being recited Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM, at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
March 14, 1940 - September 13, 201903/14/194009/13/2019
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John J. Ruden, 79, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at his home. He was born March 14, 1940 in Sturgis, Mi to Anton & Anna (Salwoitis) Ruden. John was married October 29, 1960 to Barbara Preston and she survives. John was a retired Industrial Arts teacher and coach from the Jonesville Community Schools. He was a graduate of Centerville High School and earned a Masters in Education from Western Michigan University where he played and excelled in football at the unive...

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18
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09/18/2019 07:30 PM Wednesday, September 18 2019
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09/19/2019 11:00 AM Thursday, September 19 2019
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