Ruth Van Houten, 97, passed away on June 13, 2018 in Byron Center, MI.
She was born to Richard and Sarajohanna (Tenckinck) Bazan on October 22, 1920 in Hudsonville, MI
Ruth was a member of the Red Hat Group of Sunfield and she loved her garden and flowers.
Ruth will be missed by her daughter, Karen (Chuck) Darling; stepchildren, Lyle (Karen) Van Houten, Joan (Jerry) Deer, Judy (Chuck) Shilton, Joyce (Tom) Gates, and Lee (Leeanne) Van Houten; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 17 step-grandchildren, 33 step-great-grandchildren, and 14 step-great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Peter Brandsen; second husband, Max Van Houten; son, Robert Brandsen; daughter, Marlene McKenna; son, Gerald Brandsen; step-son Roy Van Houten and 12 siblings.
Funeral Service for Ruth will be held at First Baptist Church of Sebewa, Lake Odessa, MI at 11:00 am on June 18, 2018 with a 1-hour visitation prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to the First Baptist Church of Sebewa.
On line condolences and memories can be left for the family at www.koopsfc.com
Donations may be made to:
First Baptist Church of Sebewa
13010 S Goddard Rd, Lake Odessa MI 48849