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Herman R. Rubritius

September 22, 1916 March 10, 2012
Herman R. Rubritius
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Obituary for Herman R. Rubritius

Herman R. Rubritius, a resident of the Milford and Commerce areas for over half a century, died at Odyssey Hospice facility, Southfield surrounded by his family. He was 95 years old. A native Detroiter, he was born on September 22, 1916, the son of Herman and Caroline (Pentz) Rubritius. He was a WWII Veteran of the US Army Aircorps, serving three and a half years in the European Theater. Following the war he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. In 1967 he and his family moved to Milford and he bought Clay Stokes Real Estate on Main Street which he owned and operated for the next twenty years. He was active in the business and civic life of his community through the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Merchants and he served as President of the Milford Rotary Club. He was a life member of the Walled Lake Baptist Church. Herman Rubritius was an amiable man and even in later years as his eyesight faded and his age and disability were challenges, he always had time for his friends and family. Preceded in death by his first wife, Louise, he married Laura Danielson in 1981, his wife of more than thirty years. In addition to Laura, he is survived by his daughters and sons, Carolyn (G. Michael) Gould, David G. (Sandra) Rubritius, James (Kimberly) Rubritius, Sheila (Gene) Walk and Jeffrey (Jill) Rubritius; his step-children, Alice Danielson and the late Jack (Marge) Danielson. Also surviving are many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, David G. Rubritius, sisters, Leitha York and the late Elaine Keelty. Many nieces and nephews and dear friends who join with his family in mourning the death of a good man and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford, Tuesday 2 PM. Pastor Brian Baldwin officiating. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 12 PM until the time of service. Following cremation, burial and military honors will take place Wednesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.


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