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Feb. 24, 1930 – Oct. 13, 2021
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Mary Antonia Van Ruiten passed away on October 13, 2021. She was born in Pomona, California to Cornelius and Tuentje Samwel. She was the youngest and last survivor of six children. She has lived In Oakdale since 1965. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She taught CCD classes for many years and was a founding member of Helping Hands. She was predeceased by Henry Van Ruiten, Sr., her husband of 40 years and son Gerry. She is survived by her sons Jake (Diane), Hank Jr. (Nancy), Neil (Lori) and daughters Toots (Jim), Kathy (Hal), Coby (Dave) and Annette (Kevin). Proud Oma to 20 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
The family is requesting donations to Community Hospice of Modesto (4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356) or Helping Hands (P.O. Box 970, Oakdale, CA 95361). All services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oakdale. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, October 25, followed by the Recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 26 at 1 p.m.
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Oct. 20, 2021