Ruth Irene Bigler
1927 - 2012

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Ruth Irene BiglerRuth Irene Bigler age 85 of Gowen passed away Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Spectrum Health United Memorial Rehab and nursing center Greenville. She was born on April 23, 1927 the daughter of Harold and June Hansen Edgar in Howard City. She married Raymond W. Bigler on September 2, 1950 and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1993. Her brother John Edgar and sister Maxine Northrup also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Langston Church and was a senior companion with 8-CAP. She was a loved and respected wife to Ray and Mother to her seven children and their families.

She is survived by her family; Phillip (Jeanne) Bigler of Greenville, Frederick (Catherine) Bigler of Brant, Raymond H. (Debra) Bigler of Gowen, Kathleen (David) Buskirk of Vestaburg, Marlene (Dean) Geldersma of Trufant, Darlene (Dennis)Zank of Gowen and Harry (Dawn) Bigler of Jenison, 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday June 22, 2012 at 11 AM from the chapel of Hurst Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Bush of Langston Church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Langston. Visitation will be on Thursday June 21 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Langston Church or Spectrum Health United Memorial Rehab and nursing Center for the Activities Fund.


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Kathy Maguire
Tuesday July 3, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Ruth was always accepting and kind. I loved her big smile and hugs when she would see me. My sympathy to all extended family on the loss of this wonderful lady.
 
Dennis Sorensen
Friday June 22, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Darlene, Kathy, and family, we were saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. You are remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis & Sue
 
Bruce & Tammy Bigler
Friday June 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM

So sorry to hear about Great Aunt Ruth's passing. She sure was a great lady, Mother, and Grandmother. You all are in our thoughts and close to our hearts today.
 
Chester & Robin Atkinson
Thursday June 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM

WE are so sorry to hear about your mothers passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
Pat Cranmer
Thursday June 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Dear Kathy and David. I'm so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.As you look up in the sky tonight and see the stars know that the brightest one is your mother shining down on you.
 
Richard & Linda Petersen
Thursday June 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM

So sorry to hear about your mother. Didn`t know her very well but was told she was a great lady. Your in our thoughts and prayers
 
Stan and Suzanne Krogman
Thursday June 21, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
 
Carolyn Hansen
Thursday June 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM

We are very sad to hear of the passing of your mother. Thinking of your families at this very sad time. Marcus and Carolyn Hansen
 
Josh & Alyssa
Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Thoughts and prayers to all of you. May god bless and help you through this difficult time. She will be missed by all.
 
Steve Butterworth
Wednesday June 20, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Fred and Cathy so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.