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Ruth Hollern

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Ruth Elizabeth Hollern


Formerly of Lansing

Ruth Elizabeth "Grandma Ruth" Hollern, born May 26, 1932 to Robert and Madeline (McCoy) Miller, passed away March 28, 2014. She loved her family and was a retired daycare provider for countless children.  Ruth enjoyed crocheting, watching the Game Show Network and country music.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Martin Hollern, her daughter, Patty Grace and son-in-law, Brian Watkins. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Bob (Suzie) Hollern, Marty (Jody) Hollern, Charlie (Bonnie) Hollern, Paula (Pat) Hall, Ruth Conway, Teresa Watkins, Deb (Dan) Zalud, Dale Hollern, Peggy (Jerry) Marz, Brenda (Scott) Stein, Linda (Chris) Battley, Shelley (Tony) Costello; 38 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. 

The family thanks the staff at Sparrow Hospital, especially Patient Representative, Kim Wheeler, for their compassionate care. 

Funeral mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, at the Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Avenue in Lansing.  Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1st with rosary being prayed at 7:30, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue.

Those desiring may make contributions to St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children's Home, 2800 W. Willow, Lansing, MI 48917, in memory of Ruth.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 31, 2014
Ruth Elizabeth Hollern
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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
900 East Michigan Ave | Lansing, MI 48912 | (517) 482-1533
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