Jerri Lynn Ruggles

December 1, 1942February 27, 2019

Jerri Lynn Ruggles Born December 1, 1942; died February 27, 2019. Jerri was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She attended Benton Harbor High School and Lake Michigan College obtaining an associate’s degree. On April 16, 1983, she married Paul “Wes” Ruggles at the First United Methodist Church in St. Joseph, MI. She was a faithful servant of Christ and a member of Central United Methodist Church. She sang in the church choir for many years. She worked at the Wedgewood Christian Counseling Service and the Pine Rest Christian Counseling Center as an administrative assistant. She also attended Community Bible Study for many years. She is survived by her husband Paul Wesley Ruggles, her daughter, Jennifer Eileen (Tom) Creek of Kalamazoo, a step-daughter; Helen Suzanne (Chris) Legaux of Maryville, TN and two grandsons; Nicholas and Zachery Legaux also of Maryville, TN. She is also survived by her sister; Eileen Jorgensen and her brother Pete Jorgensen both of St. Joseph, Michigan. Jerri went gently into the arms of her Savior after a brief illness. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 2 in the sanctuary of the Central United Methodist Church. Visitation at the church will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the service following at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Chris Lane officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Central United Methodist Church Choir in Jerri’s memory.


  • Central United Methodist Church Choir


  • Visitation Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Joni Frazier

March 1, 2019

💝 R.I.P. 🌹

Paul Maloney

March 1, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Jerri's passing. No doubt she is with the Lord now, resting in peace. Jerri served as Office Administrator of the Berrien County Prosecutor's office throughout my term as Prosecutor. Jerri's distinguished tenure in her position manifested a dedication to public service of the highest order. It was my honor to serve with her. I extend my deep sympathy to Wes and family.

Paul L Maloney

Kat Scienski

February 28, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Jerri at the Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office...Thank you Jerri for 10 years of great memories. Rest in peace dear friend, for you are in God’s hands.

Joe and Kathy Creek

February 28, 2019

We remember and honor Jerri, the mother of our daughter-in-law Jennifer. We are grateful for the recent Christmas gatherings we had with her and Wes and also for Tom and Jen's beautiful wedding we shared 13 years ago. Rest in peace, Jerri - you earned it.