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Glenn Ivan Ruggles

October 20, 1930 October 12, 2017
Glenn Ivan Ruggles
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Obituary for Glenn Ivan Ruggles

Glenn Ivan Ruggles husband, father, grandfather. Glenn, age 86, of Commerce Township, MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Born to Beryl and Christena Ruggles in Grand Blanc, MI October 20, 1930. Survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Margaret (Margee) (nee: Vermeersch), sister Margaret Walton, children Scott (Janet), Julie (Gary) Filipic, Tim (Peggy), Suzy, Angela (Albert) Shay, Marissa Penrod and 14 beautiful grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary and brothers Charles and Eugene.

Glenn was a proud graduate of Elk Rapids High School. He served his country in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Glenn earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Detroit and later received a Master's degree in Education. A beloved teacher, Glenn taught history for 35 years at Walled Lake Central High School. He is remembered fondly by students over four decades and was particularly proud of his founding of the Model United Nations program at Walled Lake Central. Glenn was dedicated to family and friends, especially enjoying summer days spent with family on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay. He was a renowned oral historian who published numerous books and produced several movies on Michigan history.

Funeral mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church 9086 Hutchins Rd. (At Union Lake Rd.) Tuesday, October 17 at 11 AM (In State 10 AM). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Monday, October 16 from 2-9 PM (Vigil Service with memory sharing at 7 PM). Glenn will be laid to rest at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Memorials to Team Joseph (TeamJoseph.org) appreciated.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

Oct

2:00 PM 10/16/2017 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/16/2017 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Vigil Service

Monday

16

Oct

7:00 PM 10/16/2017 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Oct

10:00 AM 10/17/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/17/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church

9086 Hutchins Street
White Lake, MI 48386

St. Patrick Catholic Church
9086 Hutchins Street White Lake 48386 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

17

Oct

11:00 AM 10/17/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church

9086 Hutchins Street
White Lake, MI 48386

St. Patrick Catholic Church
9086 Hutchins Street White Lake 48386 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Great Lakes National Cemetery Final Resting Place

4200 Belford Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

4200 Belford Rd. Holly 48442 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Team Joseph

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