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Pearl C. Ruesink

Fri, Sep 26th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Pearl C. Ruesink, 90, of Spring Valley, a former area farm homemaker, died September 23, 2003 at Spring Valley Care Center, where she had lived since April 1997.

Pearl C. Leutink was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Fillmore County, the daughter of Henry and Carrie (TerMaat) Leutink. She was raised on the family farm in rural Cherry Grove. On Oct. 7, 1931, she married Paul Ruesink at the Greenleafton Reformed Church parsonage. They farmed in York and Forestville townships until 1971, when they retired and moved into Spring Valley. Mr. Ruesink died April 26, 1981. Mrs. Ruesink was a member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church and its ladies aid.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ann (Robert) Meyer of Byron; a son, Richard (Gwen) of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Leonard (Helen) Leutink Sr. and Henry Leutink, both of Spring Valley. A brother preceded her in death.

The funeral for Pearl C. Ruesink was September 26, 2003 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carolyn Westlake of Preston United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery in rural Preston. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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