Welcome to the memorial page for

Creston Ruiter

March 16, 1940 ~ May 29, 2017 (age 77)

Creston Charles Ruiter, 77, Whitefield, NH, died suddenly on May 29, 2017 at his home in Whitefield, NH. Cres was born on March 16, 1940 in West Charleston, VT to Violet and Ralph Ruiter. After graduating from Groton High School, Groton, VT, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. Creston retired from the Courier Publishing Company with over twenty years of service.

Cres was a hiking enthusiast, avid bush whacker and explorer. A few of his hiking achievements include the Grand Canyon, the Appalachian Long Trail, New England’s 100 Highest Peaks and New Hampshire’s 4,000 footers, five times-once in winter, with his dogs Scooter and Daisy. Creston fondly told of his many happy experiences with his peak bagging buddies. He also delighted in hobby farming, with his partner of 40 years, Alan McIntyre. They established Crambray Acres, replete with sheep, garden produce and fruit. Creston enjoyed selling his home spun wool and died yarn at farmers’ markets.

Cres is predeceased by his parents and brother Derk R. Ruiter. Creston will be deeply missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Myrna and Mickey Setien of Barre, VT, his brother and sister-in-law, Urban and Marie Ruiter of Derby, VT and his niece and her family, Lynn, Scott and Patrick White of Augusta, KS.

There will be a Graveside Service on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 11AM at Park St. Cemetery, Whitefield. Those who wish may make a memorial gift, in lieu of flowers, to New Hampshire Outdoor Council-Search and Rescue, at PO Box 157, Kearsarge, NH 03847-0157 or

The family would like to thank all those who enriched Creston’s life with your friendship, adventures and comradery. “The mountains are calling and I must go,” John Muir.

Charitable donations may be made to:

New Hampshire Outdoor Council-Search and Rescue
PO Box 157, Kearsarge NH 03847

 Service Information

Graveside Service
July 12, 2017

11:00 AM
Park Street Cemetery
Park Street
Whitefield, NH 03598

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