Ruiz, Gilbert, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at home at the age of 86 years. Gilbert was born September 1, 1926, in Temple, Texas, the son of the late Luis and Abelina (Sanchez) Ruiz. He married Valentina Estrada on July 29, 1973; she predeceased him June 29, 2009. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He retired from Malleable Iron. Surviving are his children, Yolanda Ortega and her family; Laura Ruiz and her family; Cynthia Garza and her family; Raymond Ruiz and his family; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; six brothers and sisters, Shirley Gomez, Alvino Ruiz, Paula Ruiz,Connie Barsensa, Paul Ruiz, Pete Ruiz; many nieces and nephews and other family members including many family members in Mexico. He was predeceased by a son, David Ruiz; two brothers, Loy and Bill; three sisters, Rosie, Ann and Victoria. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church Rev. Joseph Schabel will officiate with burial in Mt Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday friends may then call at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Joseph Catholic Church.