Paul Ruff, 83, of Dowagiac

Published 8:52 am Tuesday, January 14, 2014

May 27, 1930 — Jan. 12, 2014

Paul Ruff, 83, passed away on Jan. 12, 2014. Paul was born to Gottleib and Wilhelmina (Schopinski) Ruff on May 27th, 1930 in Dowagiac, Mich.1-14RuffObit

Paul is survived by his children, daughter; Carol (Rick) Primley, sons; Carl (Lori), Mike (Julie), Rick (Cathy), Tim (Jessica) all of Dowagiac. 14 grandchildren; Christopher, Emily, Kelsie, Marcus, Meagan, Madeline, Hannah, Calley, Nate, Mackenzie, Zoe, Micaela, Piper and Thomas. He is also survived by his two sisters, Elsie Kingsley and Loretta Richardson both of Dowagiac.

Paul was a farmer who loved the outdoors. When he wasn’t farming he spent his time hunting and fishing, occasionally taking one of his grandchildren with him. When he wasn’t outdoors he enjoyed watching football especially Notre Dame. Paul was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.

The family will gather with friends on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Celebration Of Life service to be held on Friday 11 a.m. at Clark Chapel & Cremation Services in Dowagiac, burial to follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens in Niles. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at