Ruth Dunkirk

Ruth J. Dunkirk

FOWLER —Ruth J. Dunkirk, 66, of Fowler, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her home, after a brief battle with cancer. Born Feb. 27, 1946 in Sogola, MI, to Ernest V. and Aili H. Anderson.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Jim Dunkirk. Jim and Ruth were wed on July 20, 1985 in Glendale Heights, IL. Jim and Ruth spent the past seventeen years as constant companions.

From their time together driving over the road, working together in Jim's roofing business, to

Ruth's nineteen years as a rural route mail carrier in Paw Paw, IL.

Ruth is also survived by one sister, Linda Denny, (late husband: Donald) of Oglesby, Il, four children, Mary Marten (husband; John) of San Antonio, TX, Mark O'Toole of San Antonio, TX, Mike O'Toole of Mankato, MN, and Erica Bowman (husband: Jerry) of Earl Park, IN, and one stepchild, Michelle Wilson (husband: Dave) of Atlanta, GA. Ruth also leaves behind twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 1 pm. with visitation to follow until 3 pm. at Windler Funeral Home, Fowler.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012