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Ruth Ann Hiskes

June 22, 1937 — May 13, 2023

Vicksburg, MI

Ruth Ann Hiskes

Ruth Ann Marie (Hoeksema) Hiskes, 85, of Vicksburg, MI went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Ruth was born in Chicago, IL on June 22, 1937, the daughter of Henry and Henrietta (Kramer) Hoeksma. Ruth was a graduate of Chicago Christian College and Kendall School of Art.

A homemaker and devoted mother, she raised three children and spent much time in her gardens and greenhouse. A talented artist, she enjoyed watercolor painting and photography. Antiquing and fairy-gardening were some of her favorite pastimes. Ruth moved from Illinois to Vicksburg, MI in 2001 and loved country life.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years: Donald Hiskes; children: Scott (Sheryl) Hiskes, Heidi (Kenneth) Dykstra, and Mark (Julie) Hiskes; grandchildren: Jason Swaagman, Justine (Brandon) Budz, Joel (Amanda) Hiskes, Adam (Jessica) Dykstra, David (Mariah) Dykstra, Jamilyn Hiskes, Brian Hiskes, and 7 great grandchildren; siblings: Henry Hoeksema, David (Maryalice) Hoeksema, and Donald (Patty) Hoeksema.

Ruth is preceded in passing by her parents: Dr. Henry and Henrietta Hoeksema; grandchild: Benjamin Dykstra; brother: Karl Hoeksema; and in-laws: Dr. John and Dolores Hiskes, whom she had a special relationship with.

A memorial service for Ruth will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Country Christian Evangelical Free Church, 36th Street, Scotts, MI 49088 with time for visiting beginning at 12/Noon until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Internment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery on a later date.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Ruth’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Hiskes family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. 269-649-1697.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, May 20, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Country Christian Evangelical Free Church

9286 South 36th Street, Scotts, MI 49088

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 20, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Country Christian Evangelical Free Church

9286 South 36th Street, Scotts, MI 49088

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