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133 E. Orchard Street
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Delton, MI 49046
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J. Max

February 22, 1928 – August 2, 2018

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J. Max Ruble

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J. Max Ruble
Battle Creek

Former Battle Creek business man, Max Ruble, 90, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. Max was born February 22, 1928 in Marion, Indiana; the son of Jesse and Beulah (Sample) Ruble and he moved to Battle Creek with his family in 1943. A 1946 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, Max married his one and only, the former Margaret Ehle at the Free Methodist Church on July 14, 1946. Max began working in the family business when he was sixteen, and eventually became co-owner of Ruble’s Incorporated with his cousin Harmon, retiring in 1996. Max enjoyed playing sports: softball and basketball, going for walks, camping, riding bikes, and traveling Up North. He enjoyed living on Fine Lake in Barry County, sitting in his swing or on the deck talking to the neighbors and watching the boats and the water. A member of Hickory Corners Wesleyan Church, Max and Margaret were the official greeters for many years. Max is survived by his wife of seventy two years, Margaret, daughters: Linda (Bernie) Fisher of Dowling and Lorie Bennett of Melbourne, Arkansas, a son: Roger Ruble of Battle Creek, eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, three sisters: Joan Latta of Hillsdale, Virginia VanHuysen of Battle Creek, Carol Mitchell of Hastings, and several nieces and nephews. Max was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson: Kevin Fisher, and a son: Phillip. Max’s family will receive friends Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 PM at Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton where his funeral service will be conducted Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1:00 PM, Pastor Len Davis, officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Max’s family.

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Monday, August 6th, 2018 1:00pm
Pastor Len Davis
Williams-Gores Funeral Home
Delton, MI