HOWLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James Wesley Ruiter, 57, of Howland, Ohio, passed Sunday December 19, 2021, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

James was born March 22,1964, in Warren, Ohio, to Alva and Bertha Ruiter.

He attended Lakeview High School in Cortland, Ohio.

He enjoyed Riding his motorcycle, being a member of The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County, spending time with his family and helping others any way he could. His grandchildren were his biggest joy in life.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Ruiter of Howland, Ohio; son, Justin (Nicole) Stroup of Masury, Ohio; daughter, Megan (Bobby) Krepps of Masury, Ohio; sisters, Laura Ruiter of Cortland, Ohio and Cheryl (William) Cole of Niles, Ohio; grandchildren, Zachary, Zoey, AnnaBella and RJ; several nephews and nieces and a special family friend, George Deluca.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alva Ruiter; mother, Bertha Ruiter; brothers, Richard, Randy and John and sister, Sharon

Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Sunday, January 9, 2022, at The Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County Fairground, 1653 Ridge Road, Vienna, Ohio from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Arrangements are with Lane Family Funeral Home, Madasz Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

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