Members of the MIRLCA may submit obituaries of fellow members to the State Secretary via email or mail. The MIRLCA is only able to post obituaries that have been submitted by a member or their families. Out of respect for our fellow members that have passed and their families, the MIRLCA will only post the published obituaries.
The obituaries will be posted for 30 days.
Olivia and her preborn daughter, Hope Livs Ruggles, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 6:43 a.m. Olivia and Hope were greatly loved and surrounded by family. Olivia was a loving and loyal wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved animals, adventure, reading, music, and children. She will be greatly missed by a multitude of extended family members and close friends.
Olivia is survived by her husband, Klayton Ruggles; father and mother, Kevin and Melanie Rigg; grandparents Bill and Nancy Rigg and Mary Jane Byker; as well as her brothers and sisters Luther (Jennifer), Abigail (Ken), Tyler (Nishan), Maggie (Jeremy), Jocelyn, Bailey, Brayden; and Mika, her nephew.
A memorial service for Olivia and Hope will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2023 at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St., Zeeland, MI 49464, with visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. The service will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/ruggles-rigg-funeral-xilegxs1ever4xuzzzwg
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Up and Out Ministries designated for Klayton. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.
Ann Dubas, age 94, of South Haven, passed away on March 1, 2023.
Ann was born Dec 8, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, to William and Stella Turchak. Later she married Joseph Dubas and had 32 years together before his passing in 1988.
Ann was employed with the US Postal Service in South Haven and a member of the MIRLCA postal union since January 1, 1965, and retired on December 12, 1989, after 24 years. On May 23, 2016, Ann received her 50-year longevity award with the MIRLCA Union. Ann was a proud union member and, with her husband, who belonged to the carpenters union, raised their children knowing how important belonging to a union was.
Ann’s favorite pass time was knitting beautiful blankets to share with her family, and she enjoyed living the peaceful country life.
Ann had 6 children and, over the years, welcomed many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son William Harry Dubas, Sister Jennie Roback, and brother Walter Turchak.
Ann is survived by her daughters Kathryn (Stephen) Pirog, Karen (Brian) O’Shea, and sons Joseph Dubas, David Dubas, and Daniel (Robin) Dubas, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place, and no funeral service has been planned.