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Ruth A. (Kleibusch) Belka

December 12, 1921 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 97)
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Ruth Augustina Belka (Kleibusch), age 97, passed away while residing at Byron Manor, Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Frank and infant son Reginald; sisters, LaVerne Herp and Arlene Belka; brother, Robert Kleibusch.

Leaving behind her 2 sons, Ronald, Rodney (Cheryl) Belka; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Pam) Kleibusch; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Ruth was a lifelong member of St. Therese Catholic Church, where for many years she was the school cook and bus driver. As a family we traveled, vacationed, camped, snowmobiled, and deer hunted. Ruth was the only one in the family to get a deer! Many of the past students still comment about Ruth serving up their lunches at St. Therese School, and how good it was. The family would like to thank the staff at Byron Manor for 5 years of loving care, and Faith Hospice.

Visitation with the family will be held from 2 – 4PM and 6 – 8PM, with a rosary at 7:30 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, 312 N Main, Wayland.  Funeral service will be held at 11AM June 18, 2019 at St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Alphonse Savarimuthu presiding. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Therese Catholic Church. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook SE, Ste #300, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-235-5100

St. Therese Catholic Church
128 Cedar St., Wayland MI 49348
Tel: 1-269-792-2138

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