Ruth Julin Sutherland
1926 - 2020
BORN
July 11, 1926
DIED
November 12, 2020

Ruth Julin Sutherland

July 11, 1926 - Nov. 12, 2020

VALPARAISO, IN - Ruth Julin Sutherland, age 94, of Valparaiso passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at her home with her family at her side. She was born July 11, 1926, in Skultuna, Sweden to the late Arvid and Nanna (Johnson) Julin. Ruth was a registered nurse who retired from St. Mary Medical Center in 1985 after 20 years of service. She was a devoted member of Hobart Presbyterian Church for 57 years and a graduate of Indiana University. Ruth loved poetry, composing novellas, and was an avid reader being previously selected as the Valparaiso Public Library's Reader of the Year.

Ruth is survived by three children: David Sutherland of Brownsburg, Doug (Cheryl) Sutherland of Valparaiso and Donna (Steven) Casterline of Valparaiso; beloved grandchildren: Andrew (Jennifer) Casterline, Aimee (Philip) Anderson, Anne (Robbi) Hanson and Brian Sutherland; great grandchildren: Nathanael Anderson, Isaiah Anderson, Gavin Sutherland, Gabriel Anderson, Grace Casterline, Kaitlyn Casterline and Lauren Casterline; and many friends and extended family members.

Memorial visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2020, at REES FUNERAL HOME, 600 W. Old Ridge Road Hobart, IN 46342. Memorial services will follow immediately at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey C. Carter officiating. Private Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date in Calumet Park Mausoleum in Merrillville. Ruth's memorial services will be Live Streamed at www.facebook.com/ReesFuneralHomesInc/.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.



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Published by The Times on Nov. 14, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
16
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342
Nov
16
Memorial service
2:00p.m.
Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart, IN 46342
Funeral services provided by:
Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel - Hobart
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Donna, I remember your telling me wonderful stories of your Mom. You and your family have my thoughts and sympathy.
Linda Mapes
Teacher
November 18, 2020
We wish we could have been there for support. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruth Sutherland’s family. Ruth Sutherland was a wonderful lady. She lived a full life. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, nurse, and friend. She touch so many lives during her 94 years. We have to be grateful for the many years that God gave us and thankful for the love that Ruth gave you during that time. God Bless you all!
Linda & Jeff Talley
Acquaintance
November 18, 2020
Linda Talley
November 18, 2020
marcia peterson
Family
November 16, 2020
Ruth & family will be in our thoughts and prayers - with love and fond memories.
Marcia peterson Radner
November 16, 2020
So sorry for the your loss! I have many happy memories of stories from my Grandmother and Father and of visiting during the summer when my family travelled. She was a wonderful, great lady.
Carol Chambers
Family
November 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sandra Stevens
November 15, 2020
So sorry to read of the loss of your mom. I pray God's comfort over you.
Judy Jones Ford
November 15, 2020
a loved one
November 14, 2020
My sweet Aunt Ruth, this world was such a better place with you in it. Your kind spirit, soft spoken words, love for your family, always remembering to send me a birthday card. You will be so missed by us all. The one thing I know is you leave those attributes through your children and grandchildren and they will carry your wonderful spirit on. I know I will always cherish our memories together.
Life here on this earth is but a fleeting vapor, but eternity with our Lord is forever. I will see you again sweet Aunt Ruth
Love your niece,
Jackie
Jackie Hill
Family
November 14, 2020
a good mom and grandma
scott lindsey
Acquaintance
November 14, 2020
My sincere condolences to Mrs Sutherland’s family. What an extraordinary woman! My mom and sister and I sat near her in church. She and my mom (Barb Coster) would often call each other to check in and sometimes have lunch together. My mom passed away just 2 weeks ago. I know the pain you’re feeling but find comfort knowing they are with the Lord now. May your wonderful memories of her comfort you always.
Donna Coster Monroe
Friend
November 13, 2020