Michael James Ruddy

Born: Fri., Sep. 4, 1953
Died: Wed., Jun. 19, 2013


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MICHAEL JAMES RUDDY, AGE 59

Michael James Ruddy, age 59, of Robinson, IL, formerly of Michigan, died Wednesday June 19, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN, following a heart attack on Tuesday June 18, 2013.

Born September 4, 1953 in Flint, MI, he was the son of Dan and Jane (Ebenhoeh) Ruddy.  He married Mary Newnum and they later divorced.  Mr. Ruddy was employed as a maintenance man for Ludlow Enterprises (Big Boy Restaurants) in Petoskey, MI.

Mr. Ruddy, even while suffering a fatal heart attack, insisted that he wanted organs and tissue taken from his body and used to help others in need.  His legacy lives on in the lives of others.

Survivors include, former spouse, Mary Newnum, Rockville, IN; his parents, Dan and Jane Ruddy, Chesaning, MI; sons Josh Ruddy, Flint, MI and Scott Ruddy, Florida; daughters and spouse, Kate and Mike Schrader, Robinson, IL; Jessica Ruddy, Rockville, IN; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Karen Ruddy, Montrose, MI; Brian and Becky Ruddy, Bothell, WA; James and Lynn Ruddy, Lake Orion, MI; Patrick and Tanya Ruddy, Sheboygan, MI; Ray and Candy Ruddy, Pensacola, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane Ruddy, Clio, MI; Danielle and Dallas Parks, Montrose, MI; Maureen Ruddy, Roscommon, MI; Colleen Harris, Chesaning, MI; three grandchildren, Aiden Schrader, Michael Connor Schrader and Landon Ruddy along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be cremation with a Memorial Service in Michigan at a later date.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, in charge of local arrangements.

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