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Obituary of Ruth Helen Day

Ruth Helen Bruck was born on March 6, 1934 at home in Carleton, on what is now a Centennial Farm.  She was one of five children born from the union of William and Appolonia (Wolf) Bruck.  She would attend St. Mary’s Academy in Monroe.

In 1951, Ruth, married the man who had her heart, William Day.  The couple was wed by the Justice of the Peace in Monroe later renewing their vows in 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee.  Together they would share in the birth of five children.

Ruth worked as a mail carrier for the United Stated Postal Service for thirty years.  She retired in 1992.   Ruth was a member of the Rural Carriers Association Union, Carleton Veterans of Foreign Wars 4093 Auxillary, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 66, the Carleton Seniors, and the Berlin Seniors. 

Ruth enjoyed visiting the casino and playing Euchre with friends and was known for her joke telling and pulling pranks.  Her storytelling was never so evident as in her own journal account of a three-week trip out West with her sister, Loretta and friend Dolores Mell.   They each kept notes but Ruth’s account was the most outrageous.  

Ruth liked to spend time motorhome camping in Northern Michigan where they would have fish fry’s.   She also filling her down time by watching her favorite television game shows.  Through it all, her top priority was being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Ruth Helen Day, age 87, of Carleton, passed away on April 9, 2021.   Her passing was preceded by her parents; husband:  Bill Day; infant son: Jonathan Day; siblings:  Mildred (Leo) Owens, John (Margaret) Bruck, Loretta (Ivan) Homrich and Virginia (Bob) Laming.

Left to cherish her memory, Ruth leaves four children:  Cindy (Len) Presley, Denise (Donny) Marcero, William Day, and Joe (Jennifer) Day; special “daughter”:  Sheryl Geiman; grandchildren:  Donny (Katie) Marcero Jr., Joshua (Heather) Day, Andee Green, Jon (Erin) Marcero, Melissa (Joe) Dettling, Jason Day (Zoey); great-grandchildren:  Aidan, Madeline, Sarah, Jacob, Molly, Sean, Zach, Emily, Hailey, Dylan, Brayden; many nieces and nephews; and her feline tiger cat companion, Smokey.

Friends may gather on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.  A Celebration of Ruth’s life take place at 11:00am on Thursday, April 15 also at Merkle’s.  Procession will follow to Michigan Memorial Park.

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Gathering for Ruth Day

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service North Monroe
2442 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States

Worship Service Celebrating the Life of Ruth Day

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe
2442 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, Michigan, United States