Gertrude Rubingh, 97, of Ellsworth, passed away on December 26, 2019 at the Eastport Village Care Home. She was born on September 16, 1922 in Lucas, MI, the daughter of John and Alice (Meekhof) Kortman.
On April 20, 1944, in Lucas, MI, she married James Rubingh who preceded her in death in 2008 after 64 years of marriage. Gertrude was an active member of the Ellsworth Community as well as the Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church. She was a longtime member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, was a 4H Leader and enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing.
Gertrude is survived by 3 children, Gary (Rebecca) Rubingh of Jenison, MI, Janice Bordner of San Diego, CA, and Glenn (Gail) Rubingh of East Jordan, daughter-in-law Ardith Rubingh of Hudsonville, MI, as well as 11 grandchildren, Edward Rubingh, Sarah Rubingh, Jonathan (Daisy) Rubingh, Michael Rubingh, Stephen (Olive) Rubingh, Matthew Rubingh, Mark Rubingh, Elissa Bordner, Jennifer Seeger, Stephanie (Carl) Vanniman, Joseph Rubingh and fiance (Keely Nagel), 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Rubingh, a son Allen Rubingh, 8 siblings, Henry Kortman, Jennie Toering, Fenna Gabrielson, Gerrit Kortman, Bernice Meekhof, Betty Spoelma, Eleanor Van Haitsma, infant Julia Kortman as well as her parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church with Pastor James Zwier officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Private interment will take place in Ellsworth Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church, PO BOX 217, Ellsworth, MI 49729 or Ebenezer Christian School, PO BOX 158, Ellsworth, MI 49729.
Arrangements have been handled by the Ellsworth Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
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