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“Just meet Ruth this Christmas. I think she enjoyed her Christmas with the family. I looked at the pictures of her with her family. You can tell...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Cecelia Newton - Minneapolis, MN

“RUTH THE SWEET LADY. SHE WAS WITH THE SCHOOLS WHEN LESTER GRILLE WAS THE BOSS. GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: JUVA - PALM HARBOR, FL

“Dear Walt and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. My strongest memory of Ruthie (my Mom'sname) is when you got married. Probably my first or...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Eileen Fathman Lindsley - MI

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jeanine Fathman Beverly ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanine Beverly - Trenton, OH

“I just want to wish the Veerkamps and McDonalds my sympathy and prayers. Chris ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Christopher Jozwiak - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ruth and I both worked on the fourth floor at Grile Administrative Center. I especially remember the Mondays we had school board meetings. Ruth,...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: dana wichern - fort wayne, IN

“May God give you comfort at this time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Longsworth - IN

“Walter and Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. What a great lady! Words cannot express our admiration for Ruth and all that you both have...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: BILL AND PAT ANTHIS - PATOKA, IN

“Walt and family, So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob & Gina Fathman ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Fathman - Dublin, OH

“Sherri and Bob, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We want you to know that we are praying with you and for you. God bless you during...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Laura and Brett Nanna - IN

“Sherry, Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Grace ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Grace Moore - IN

“Mark and Patti, Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Gary and Sarah ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob, Sherri, Marissa and Kristi, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Gibson Family - Fort Wayne, IN

“Drs. Greg and Mary Pat,You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Wilson - Oldsmar, FL

“Bob, Sherri, Marissa and Kristi- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“My sympathies on the loss of your wife and mother. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kent Miller - Fort Wayne, IN


Ruth M. Veerkamp , 77, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Ruth was an administrative assistant for the superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Red Hat Society and volunteered at Dupont Hospital. She enjoyed Bible studies with her friends and loved her family more then anything. Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Walter Veerkamp of Fort Wayne, children, Mark (Patty) Veerkamp of Churubusco, Dr. Gregory (Dr. Mary Pat ) Veerkamp, of Fort Wayne, Sherri (Bob) McDonald of Huntertown, and Jeff (Meg) Veerkamp of Webster, NY, sister, Clare (Charles) Gregory of Cincinnati, OH, grandchildren, Greg, Brian, Mike, Patrick, Daniel, Marissa, Kristi, Molly and Mark, great grandchildren, Ellie, Sam and Marie. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 am Saturday at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, with Msgr. John Kuzmich officiating, calling 1 hour prior to Mass. Calling also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, with a Vigil at 3:30. Entombment in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church or Matthew 25. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.