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Ruth Vanderlaan

May 8, 1930 — September 27, 2022

Ruth Jean (Hoban) VanderLaan, age 92, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022. She was born in Ravenna, MI to the late Anthony and Inez (Green) Hoban. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clayton VanderLaan, brother Edward Hoban and son-in-law Harry Langlois Jr. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Catholic church in Coopersville and worked for Taskers Drug store for 20 years. She will be deeply missed by her children, Carol Langlois, Diane (Ken) Englert and Ron (Giulia) VanderLaan; grandsons, Jim (Jill) Irwin and Clay (Mandy) VanderLaan; granddaughters, Jersey Irwin, Stella VanderLaan, Hattie VanderLaan and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wish cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, October 7, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St. Coopersville, MI 49404. Online condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Throop Funeral Home

Coopersville, 616-837-8161

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Friday, October 7, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Throop Funeral Home, Inc.

214 Church St, Coopersville, MI 49404

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