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Della Ruth Tomasik, age 84, of Comstock Park, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. She was born August 22, 1935, in Washington DC. She worked as an Executive Secretary for the Government, moved to Grand Rapids and was married. She was actively involved with her family at St. Francis Xavier Church and School, volunteered at the Civic Theater, Home for the Veterans, Basilica of St. Adalbert’s and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 47.

Surviving are her children, Lisa (Tom) Tibble, Iris (Patrick) LeMasters, Mark (Ximena) Tomasik, David Tomasik, and Donna Tomasik; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and Chloe her beloved Shishi.

Della was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Tomasik and brothers, David Holland and George Owen Holland.

A memorial mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 6390 Belmont Ave NE, Belmont, MI 49306.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympic area 11 at 160 68THSt. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49548.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Della’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006

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  1. Catherine Updike on July 19, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Moms are so special, never forgotten.



  2. Susan Holland Toth on July 19, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    i will always have a very special place in my heart for my Aunt Ruth. Ruth was 12 years old when I was born and subsequently became my favorite babysitter and teenage idol! She was so pretty, sweet, and kind. So many years ago when she decided to leave Washington D.C., I tried to talk her into moving to Colorado, but, she must have known that she had a wonderful future waiting for her in Grand Rapids. My last memory of Ruth and Bernie is during their last visit to Colorado, we all went out to a concert, dinner, and dance. What a fun evening that was.
    Goodnight Sweet Auntie, You are loved and will be missed by many.
    Susan Holland Toth, Goodyear, Arizona.



  3. Jan Harpe on July 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I will always remember Ruth’s smile and her joyful spirit. She was such a kind and thoughtful woman. Ruth loved her Lord and shared her faith and trust in Him often in our Ladies Neighborhood Bible Study. She will be dearly missed. We rejoice that Ruth is home in heaven with her Lord and Bernie. “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” Revelation 21:4



  4. Carol Hargrove on July 20, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    I’m going to miss you Ruth. All the wonderful things we did together. The restaurants we went to. All the places you took my dad and I to. Opening up your house to me so I had a warm place to sleep at night so I could visit my dad during the day. I will never find another friend like you. I’m going to miss you dearly. I’m so broken hearted you won’t be physically around any more. I love you Ruth; you are my best friend 😞



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