Ruth Schrems

Obituary of Ruth Ann Schrems

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Ruth Ann Schrems, 84, of Niles, passed away at her residence on Friday, September 9, 2022.


She was born December 29, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Harold and Alta (Schuknecht) Jones.


After graduating from high school, Ruth furthered her education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She spent most of her career at Cardinal Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend. On April 4, 1970 Ruth married James A. Schrems at a ceremony in Saginaw, Michigan. Ruth was a faithful Christian and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Buchanan.

Ruth enjoyed knitting, reading, golfing and shopping. She always looked forward to spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Katie Schrems; always enjoying watching her on the volleyball court and the softball field. Ruth and Jim also enjoyed spending many winters at their home in Osteen, Florida.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Schrems in 2014 and a brother, Bob Jones.


Ruth is survived by her children, James “JJ” (Sarah) Schrems of South Bend, Indiana and Bonnie Schrems of Edwardsburg, Michigan; a granddaughter, Kathryn “Katie” Schrems of South Bend, Indiana as well as countless friends and relatives.


A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Buchanan, Michigan with Pastor Edward H. Slate officiating. An interment will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Indiana.


Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Faith United Methodist Church at 728 N. Detroit Street, Buchanan, Michigan 49107 or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Faith United Methodist Church
728 N. Detroit Road
Buchanan, Michigan, United States


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park
375 West Cleveland Road
Granger, Indiana, United States
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