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LaVerne Ruff

September 9, 1915 - October 8, 2015
Holland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


LaVerne (Hyatt) Cameron Ruff, age 100, of Holland, MI, formerly of Lansing and Dowagiac died Thursday, October 8, 2015.

LaVerne owned and operated Cameron Music Company for 22 years in Lansing before retiring to her childhood home in Dowagiac. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. LaVerne was widowed twice being preceded in death by husband’s Harry L. Cameron in 1954 and Reinhart Ruff in 1992. Also preceding her in death were her three brothers, Lester Hyatt, Donald Hyatt, Richard Hyatt, a sister Shirley Pond and a son-in-law John Gaydos.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Judy Gaydos and her step-daughter-in-law, Sharon Ruff; step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service, at Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Holland, was held where Rev. Jeffery Weber, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiated. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Home – Downtown Chapel. To sign an on-line registry or leave a memory please visit