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Friday October 23rd, 2020
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saturday October 24th, 2020

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Ruth E. Boersma

87 year old, Ruth E. Boersma, of Wheatfield passed away October 18, 2020 with her loving family around her.

Ruth was born on June 26, 1933 to Ellison and Vada (Gulbransen) Williams. She graduated from Wheatfield High School and was an active member of the Wheatfield High School Alumni Association. Ruth married the love of her life, Andrew Boersma on July 6, 1951. They recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Ruth was a housewife, mother, and a nurse’s aide at Porter Memorial Hospital for many years. She was an active member of Royal Neighbors for many years. Her favorite holiday was Halloween as she loved to sit on her front porch and count all of the little ghouls and goblins that came to trick or treat. She loved playing the games: Mexican Train (dominoes) and Hand & Foot (cards). Ruth was an avid supporter of the K.V.H.S. Music Department, and the Cross-Country Team.

Ruth is survived by her loving family: husband: Andy, children: Shirley (Harry ‘Butch’) Marshall, Andrew R. (Diana) Boersma, 3 grandchildren: Heather Marshall (fiancé R.J. Howard), Nicholas (Amanda) Boersma, Keith (Katie) Marshall, and 3 great-grandchildren: Dylan & Emmie Marshall, Maggie Lu Howard, and nieces & nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents: Ellison & Vada, daughter: Connie Jean Boersma, sister: Kay Green, and 3 infant brothers: Ellison, Ronald & Donald.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Graveside services will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Wheatfield Cemetery with Pastor Dave Patterson Officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church Food Pantry, Wheatfield, Indiana.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing are recommended/required.


I am only now seeing notice of her death. We were neighbors once so many many years ago. She stopped in my room at the old Porter County Hospital back in 1981, after I was involved in an automobile accident, and she was working there, and she remembered me, My belated condolences to the family. John Frybort, Goshen, Indiana

John Frybort Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Boersma

Priscilla Doege Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

We will all see her again soon

Priscilla Doege Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Andy, I was so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was so kind to me all the years I have know her. I visited with her and Andy on my last class reunion. She was a remarkable lady, and a good friend. John Walker Conley

John H Conley Conley Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Boersma

Rosco & Pat Hilton Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Ruth's passing. I have so many memories of her from our time at Kniman. May she rest in peace. My condolences to the family.

Brian Capouch Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Boersma

Karen Bachman Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

So many memories of her loving personality and her giving soul. She will be missed very much. Prayers and our condolences go Andy and the whole family.

Carol & Mike Leskiw Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

Boersma family, Sending my deepest sympathy to you. Grandma Boersma was a good lady...met her so many years ago when working at MBD. We had many happy times sharing. I have a couple of great recipes from her. She was a happy person with a great smile and cared for so many. Prayers for Grandpa and all of you for strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Ardy Myers Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Boersma

Jim, Sue & Dannon Todd Rushville, IN Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

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