Glen D Ruder
April 30, 1934 - June 15, 2017
Glen D Ruder, 83, of Osseo, died early Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, at Hillsdale Hospital. He was born April 7, 1934, in Adams Twp. MI, to the late Raymond F. and Eva Pauline (Wells) Ruder. He grew up in Osseo and he graduated from North Adams High School in 1952, and later MSU in 1956 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture. He proudly served our country as a member of the United States Army. Glen married Nancy E. Bloom on June 21, 1958, and she survives.
Glen served his alma mater of North Adams High School as an Agriculture Teacher for over 30 years. He also operated with his son Glendale Electrical for over 30 years, and farmed throughout his life. He was a longtime member of Osseo United Methodist Church, North Adams Lions Club, Hillsdale Elks, and Adams Grange #286. In addition to his love of the land and his work, he valued most his cherished time spent with his beloved family.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 57 years, Nancy, are a son, Dale (Susan Lynne) Ruder of Osseo; four daughters, Susan Berkeypile of Horton, MI, Sharon Ruder of Jackson, MI, Diane Grubbs of Osseo, and Carol Gates of Jackson; two sisters, Iva Peverly of Edgerton, OH and Eva (Don) Richardson of Reading, MI; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Armstrong; and two son-in-laws, Howard Berkeypile and Dave Armstrong.
A funeral service for Glen will be held Monday, June 19, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Terry Bobzien and Pastor Don Lee officiating. Cremation will follow and interment will take place at a later date in the Northlawn Cemetery near North Adams. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, from 3-7 p.m.
Memorial contributions in honor of Glen are suggested to be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.