2017-06-08 / Obituaries

Ruth Sites


Ruth Sites Ruth Sites Ruth M. Sites, 86, a longtime Lakefield Township resident, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born April 1, 1931, to Hercules and Alta (nee Marks) Bowler in Lakefield Township.

Mrs. Sites was graduated from Newberry High School.

She had resided in Germfask, from 1950 to 1965. She then moved to Detroit, where she was employed at Ford Motor Company for a short time. She had also resided in Beaverton for nearly 10 years prior to moving back to Lakefield Township in 1980.

She married James “Bob” Sites February 23, 1973, in Lakefield Township.

Mrs. Sites was active in the local VFW Posts, having been a member or former member of Germfask, Manistique, and Engadine. She served in various officer positions of all the posts, and was district president of the U.P. Chapter of the VFW. She was also a member of TOPS in Newberry and the Big Mac Snowmobile Club in Naubinway.

She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, and dancing.

She is survived by her second husband, James “Bob” Sites; two sons and their families, Virgil and Renee Burns of North Branch and Jeffrey and Nancy Sites of Beaverton; two daughters and their families, Diana and Jerry Abram of Germfask and Nancy Burns of Osseo; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and their families, Robert and Mary Bowler of Germfask and Duane and Kathy Bowler of McMillan, and three sisters in-law and their families, Carol and Larry Williams, Shirley Carvet, and Thelma Tuck.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sites was preceded in death by her first husband, Basil Burns; three sisters, Dorothy Hill, Venola Dorn, and Helena Bowler, and a brother, Eugene Bowler.

Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese’s Catholic Church in Germfask with Father Timothy Hruska officiating. Visitation was from 9 a.m. to time of the service at the church.

Rite of Committal followed at Riverside Cemetery in Germfask.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry assisted the family with arrangements.

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