Obituaries

Thomas C. & Ilene Marie Wass
D: 2021-07-30
View Details
Wass, Thomas C. & Ilene Marie
Jacqueline Bruyette
B: 1938-11-19
D: 2021-07-29
View Details
Bruyette, Jacqueline
Donald Jones
B: 1931-01-02
D: 2021-07-27
View Details
Jones, Donald
Mae Bond
B: 1936-09-22
D: 2021-07-20
View Details
Bond, Mae
Jeffrey May
B: 1959-05-28
D: 2021-07-15
View Details
May, Jeffrey
Allan Kragor
B: 1937-05-04
D: 2021-07-13
View Details
Kragor, Allan
Larry LeVeque
B: 1939-02-19
D: 2021-07-12
View Details
LeVeque, Larry
James Schudlich
B: 1944-01-11
D: 2021-07-11
View Details
Schudlich, James
Phyllis Russell
B: 1936-01-02
D: 2021-07-10
View Details
Russell, Phyllis
Dale Kott
B: 1933-06-30
D: 2021-07-05
View Details
Kott, Dale
Dorothy Shreve
B: 1931-03-15
D: 2021-07-04
View Details
Shreve, Dorothy
Julia Sievert
B: 2021-06-24
D: 2021-07-03
View Details
Sievert, Julia
Josephine Mattison
B: 1937-06-24
D: 2021-07-02
View Details
Mattison, Josephine
Milton Mosier
B: 1931-07-25
D: 2021-06-28
View Details
Mosier, Milton
Bernadine Gehopolos
B: 1920-07-02
D: 2021-06-26
View Details
Gehopolos, Bernadine
Wayne Golden
B: 1973-11-13
D: 2021-06-23
View Details
Golden, Wayne
Ruth Hassinger
B: 1933-12-28
D: 2021-06-22
View Details
Hassinger, Ruth
William Slade
B: 1940-05-18
D: 2021-06-21
View Details
Slade, William
Steve Schulte
B: 1974-07-15
D: 2021-06-21
View Details
Schulte, Steve
JoAnn Carlson
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2021-06-15
View Details
Carlson, JoAnn
Leo Alves
B: 1927-08-01
D: 2021-06-11
View Details
Alves, Leo

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
Ruth Tobey

Ruth Irene Tobey (Kuuttila)

Monday, September 24th, 1934 - Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Ruth Tobey, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Ruth Tobey

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Ruth's Tribute Fund


  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Ruth's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Ruth Irene (Kuuttila) Tobey passed away peacefully on April 29th 2021 at the tender age of 86.

She was born in Kaleva, MI as the eldest daughter in a family of five. She graduated from Kaleva High School with fourteen classmates and attended Central Michigan University. She met and married Robert Tobey in September 1955. They were happily married for over 65 years and built their family together in Manistee, MI.
She enjoyed working as a Teller at Kaleva Bank, being a devoted stay at home Mom, and as a dispatcher at Dial-a-Ride. Ruth was known for her positive outlook, faith and loving spirit.

Ruth was an active member at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and its Worship and Music Team. She also enjoyed serving as a Mentor to Confirmation students. Ruth along with Robert volunteered as a founding Committee member of Manistee Shoreline Showcase. Ruth enjoyed listening to live music with her husband, spending time at the family cottage, entertaining with her joy of cooking for family and friends, care taking for family and friends, and was a bright light in the lives of all those she was close with.

Left to cherish her memory are children Margo Snay (Cary), Mark Tobey (Anna) and Mary Willis (Ronald); brother Ken Kuuttila (Ellen); sister Linda Scamehorn (James); sister-in-laws’ Barbara Ostler (James) and Jane Synnestvedt; grandchildren Rebecca Martines (Tom), Natalie Snay and Grace Willis; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert and parents Eero and Fanny Kuuttila.

A celebration of the lives of Ruth and Robert is being held Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee and they will be buried together at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kaleva, MI. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until time of service.

If you wish to donate in memory of Ruth, please consider contributing to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Manistee Senior Center.

Please share a memory with the family at www.oakgrovefh.com. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Irene Tobey (Kuuttila), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 1st, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, July 1st, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    Address
    521 Cypress St.
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 1st, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, July 1st, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    Address
    521 Cypress St.
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Maple Grove Cemetery -Kaleva
    Address
    Kaleva
    KALEVA, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Ruth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Ruth Irene Tobey (Kuuttila) by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
MD

Martha (Johnson) and Lindsay Davis

Posted at 11:37am
"Ruth Tobey" will remain in our hearts forever. She spread joy and love wherever she went. May the memory of her give you joy and peace. With Love,
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Ruth Tobey — Plant a Tree Now
 

Mark Tobey Posted at 09:14am

Thank you Martha!
EH

Eve Hannah

Posted at 07:57pm
Loved and missed!
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Ruth Tobey — Plant a Tree Now
 
MT

Mark Tobey Posted at 06:45pm

Thank Eve!
 
MT

Mark Tobey Posted at 06:45pm

Thank you Eve!
KR

Kristin Reck

Posted at 06:28pm
I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She radiated love and kindness every single time I saw her. She always had the best memories to share of Bob, the kids, and the grandkids and was SO proud of her family! I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.
Kristin Reck
 
MT

Mark Tobey Posted at 06:46pm

Thank you Kristin for sharing! ❤️
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each