Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Gayle Ruisard

November 7, 1942 - December 29, 2015
Zeeland, MI



Saturday, January 9, 2016
11:00 AM EST
First Presbyterian Church
659 State St.
Holland, MI 49423
1 (616) 392-9022

Life Story / Obituary


Gayle Ruisard died on December 29, 2015 due to complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was born on November 7, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Gayle was a graduate of Hope College and Michigan State University. Most of her 33 year career in education was teaching first and second grade children in the Zeeland Public Schools.

Gayle is survived by her sister Joan Dobin of Demotte, Indiana as well as Joan’s family. She was especially blessed with loving and caring friends, The Goddesses, The Golden Friends and The Tea Ladies. Gayle was grateful to the members of First Presbyterian Church of Holland, and for their influence on her life. She felt a special appreciation for the Presbyterian Women and the Reverend Linda Knieriemen.

A memorial service to celebrate Gayle’s life will be held January 9th at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Holland. interment will be at Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Gayle requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in her memory to one of her favorite organizations, The Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys, Hope College, First Presbyterian Church of Holland, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were made by the Downtown Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Home.