Maxine Ruyter

Date posted - February 24, 2012

Maxine Ruyter, age 96, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012, at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Monday, February 27, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating. Burial in Sheridan Township Cemetery in Boyden, Iowa.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M on Monday, prior to the Funeral Service.

Maxine Mildred Ruyter was born on July 13, 1915, in Hull, Iowa. She was the daughter of Frank A. and Maud F. (Shutter) Miller. She lived her youth in Hull, Iowa where she attended school.

She was united in marriage to Henry Ruyter of Boyden, Iowa on April 22, 1937 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They lived in Boyden, Iowa where Maxine was a homemaker. They later moved to Sheldon, Iowa. Henry and Maxine spent 22 winters in Texas. Henry passed away on September 27, 1997.

Maxine moved to Fieldcrest in Sheldon in 2004. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, Bingo, and being involved in the activities at Fieldcrest. When she was younger she enjoyed dancing and playing cards.

She passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012, at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, Iowa.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children: Sharon and husband John Miller of Yulee, FL, Marilyn and husband James Koerselman of Boyden, IA, Diane and husband Rich Bailey of Sioux City, IA, Farrell Ruyter of Satsuma, FL, Brent Ruyter of Spirit Lake, IA; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, her parents, one grandson and her siblings.

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