Ruth Hesseling
Ruth Hesseling

March 26 1931-May 5, 2019

LINWOOD, Michigan — Ruth E. Hesseling, 88, passed away Sunday at Comfort Care of Bay City following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 26, 1931, in Delphos to Raymond and Zita (Dickrede) Hesseling, who preceded her in death.

Ruth lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for 30 years caring for her parents and her sisters. She was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul society and the women’s guild, where she enjoyed baking, cooking and devoting her time to the needs of others. She came back to Linwood to be with her sister and she became a member at Prince of Peace-St. Ann Campus.

She is survived by her sister, Ellen Shepard; a brother, Ralph and Diane Hesseling; nieces and nephews, Gary Hesseling, Janet Alexander, Linda Rister, Dan Hesseling, Leann abd John Bloom, Tina Hesseling, Janel and Stan Donnley and James Shepard; great-nieces and nephews, Kayla Hesseling, Jerid Hesseling, Craig Hesseling, Steven Hesseling, Mia Hesseling, Alexis Glidewell, Alannah Glidewell, Oliva Johnson, Aubrey Paxton, Jordan Rumer, Jace Rumer, Alaina Alexander, Nathan Alexander and Justin Alexander.

She was also preceded in death by brother, Louis Hesseling; sisters, Delores Hesseling and MaryAnn Hesseling; a niece, Amy Shepard; brother-in-law, Grant Shepard; and a nephew-in-law, Robbie Rister.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Prince of Peace- St. Ann Campus, the Rev. Fr. Nicholas Coffaro and Deacon Michael Arnold presiding, with entombment at Calvary Cemetery.

Family will be present at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider McLaren Hospice.