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Ruthina P.

June 17, 1940 – September 19, 2019

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Obituary for Ruthina P. Wilson

Ruthina P. Wilson, 79, of Coldwater, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Visitation for Ruthina will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00AM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Shayne Looper from Lockwood Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.
Ruthina was born June 17, 1940 in Flint, Michigan to Olive Lannon. She was a graduate of Coldwater High School. Ruthina made the selfless commitment when she married Richard L. Wilson Sr., who had 6 children, on May 9, 1965 in Coldwater and they together had 4 more children. He preceded her in death on September 26, 2000.
She worked for H & L Laundry in Coldwater and then in the laundry department at the Laurels of Coldwater for many years, retiring in 2006.
Ruthina enjoyed the beauty of nature, flower gardening and animals, even earning the trust of a backyard squirrel who would eat right out of her hand. She enjoyed cooking and baking and vacations in Northern Michigan. Ruthina will be missed for her sense of humor and especially for her devotion to Richard and all of her children.
She is survived by her children; Shirley Hauer of Marshall, Cindy (Kenny) Ross of Kirkaldy, Scotland, Sally Schendel of Batavia, Illinois, Sheila (Ron) Mather of Coldwater, Bob (Kathy) Wilson of Jackson, Linda (Wayne) Schalk of Kentwood, Lois Spalding of Coldwater, Lisa (Michael) St. Louis of Coldwater, Randy (Sarah) Wilson of Coldwater, 31 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Ruthina was preceded in death by her mother and her son Richard Wilson Jr.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital Oncology Infusion Unit, Jackson, Michigan.
Following the committal service at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, the Wilson family cordially invites you back to the Occasion’s Hall, which is located in front of Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater on US -12.


When Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dutcher Funeral Home
440 W. Chicago St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Service Information

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 11:00am
Pastor Shayne Looper
Dutcher Funeral Home
440 W. Chicago St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Interment Information

Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road
Augusta, MI
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