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Patrick J. Ruhland
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Patrick J. Ruhland, age 51 years, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, January 29, 2018 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Pat was a graduate of John Glenn High School Class of 1984. Since a young boy, he was always very enthusiastic about sailing as was his whole family. In 1998, Pat started Ruhland Sailmakers. He was a member of All Saints Parish (St. James Church), and the Port Huron to Mackinaw Old Goat Society. Pat was the helmsman of the sailing vessel “Dolphin”.
He was born August 2, 1966 to Larry and the late Jan (Green) in Bay City. On March 17, 2005 he married the former Janelle Lynne Armbruster who survives along with his two sons: Patrick Joseph Ruhland, Jr., Tristan David Ruhland; his sister: Laura (Sebastian Emery) Scheibert; his parents-in-law: David and Maria Armbruster; his brother-in-law: Jeff (Dana) Armbruster; several nieces and nephews; and many loyal, dear friends whom he considered his chosen family.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM in All Saints Parish (St. James Church), 710 Columbus Avenue, Bay City, MI. Pat will lie in state in church Friday after 10:00 AM. Rev. Jose Maria Cabrera will preside and cremation will follow the service. Visiting hours are Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be designated for the Patrick J. Ruhland Memorial Trust (for the education of his sons). Arrangements are in the care of the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. For on-line sentiments:

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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, Inc

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708





11:00 AM
All Saints Parish - St. James Church

710 Columbus
Bay City, MI 48708

Memorial Contribution

Patrick J. Ruhland Memorial Fund


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