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Ruth Tucker Fitkin

July 1, 1932 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 88)


Ruth Tucker Fitkin - Ottawa Lake, MI

Mrs. Ruth T. Fitkin died peacefully on 8/20/2020 at the home of her daughter in Tucson, AZ due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Toledo, OH on 7/1/1932, the fourth of 4 children, to William H. Tucker, III and Ella Chamberlain Tucker. She attended Waite High School and Bowling Green State University. She married Roy D. (Bud) Fitkin in 1954 and moved to their newly built home on the Fitkin Brother”s farm in Ottawa Lake, MI. She lovingly raised 4 children and was blessed with a granddaughter Ella Katherine (Rosebud) Duda.
Ruth had many interests including music, theater, school, nature, travel, and church. She was an active member in the Eastern Star (Yondata chapter), Whiteford Agricultural High School, and The Sylvania First United Methodist Church (66 year member). It was at the latter that she spent many hours as Junior Choir director, singing in the Adult Choir and as a soloist for many occasions.

Ruth will be missed by her children/spouses, granddaughter, nieces/families as well as many friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Charles Tucker and William. H. Tucker, IV; sister Mary Tucker Miller; and husband
Roy D. Fitkin).

She is survived by her brother-in-law Gerald (Mary Lou) Miller; children David Fitkin of Marion,OH, Tom(Theresa) Fitkin
of Toledo, OH, Judy Fitkin (Steven) Graeber of Tucson, AZ, Beth (Stanley) Duda of Toledo,OH; granddaughter Ella Duda of Paris, France along with many nieces and nephews.

Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be limited calling hours at Reeb Funeral Home, Sylvania, OH on Saturday August 29 from 11AM to
1PM. There will be no service. Masks will required during calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Sylvania First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

In heaven, may she be reunited with family, friends, and pets-surrounded by squirrels and hummingbirds.

To send flowers to Ruth's family, please visit our floral store.


August 29, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Reeb Home (Sylvania, Ohio)

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