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Ruth V. (Niese) Vorst

August 3, 1931 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 89)

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Ruth V. Vorst

KALIDA – Ruth V. Vorst, 89, of Kalida, passed away at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Meadows of Kalida.  She was born August 3, 1931 in Leipsic to the late Isidore and Anna (Goedde) Niese. On May 24, 1952, she married Carl B. Vorst, he preceded her in death on June 11, 2018.

 Ruth is survived by two children: Dale (Karen) Vorst of Kalida and Joe (Char Elling) Vorst of Fort Jennings; four grandchildren: Jacob Vorst, Mindy (Eric) Stewart, Dr. Danielle (Mike) Westrick and Brandon Vorst; four great-grandchildren: Dominic Vorst, Bristol Vorst, Alexis Westrick and Alania Westrick; a sister: Marie Laudick of Kalida; and a son-in-law: Dwayne Ketcham of Kalida.

 She is preceded in death by a daughter: Annie Ketcham; and three brothers: Don, Jim and Leon “Shorty” Niese.

 Ruth was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida, and the Altar Rosary, as well as the CLC.  She enjoyed crocheting afghans and sewing dresses for girls in Tanzania.  She also liked making lap blankets for the nursing home residents.

 Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida with Father Mark Hoying officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Kalida.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township.

 Memorial donations may be made to the Kalida Four Seasons Park.

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July 20, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Jackson Twp
16085 St Rt 634
Ft. Jennings, Ohio 45844

Funeral Mass
July 21, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kalida
Broad St
Kalida, OH 45853


Kalida Four Seasons Park
PO Box 466, Kalida OH 45853

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