Mark Rutte had with his mother Mieke Rutte-Dilling (96) a strong bond

Mieke Rutte-Dilling, the mother of Mark Rutte, is deceased at the age of 96. This was announced by the Government Information Monday. “Besides the great sorrow also prevails a sense of gratitude,” said the premier.

recently the mother of Mark Rutte (96) is deceased in The Hague nursing home where she lived for years. The Government Information Service has published that, but she did not die on the coronavirus.

The prime minister had Monday make this message known through the RVD: “On Wednesday, May 13 passed and our dear mother Mieke Rutte-Dilling at the age of 96. Besides the great sorrow and dominates all the precious memories with my family and me a sense of gratitude that we could have her with us for so long. We have already said goodbye to her family circle and hope this great loss to cope in peace the next time together. ”

Mieke Rutte-Dilling died already on Wednesday, May 13th, a day when the Prime Minister was just working. He led a crisis meeting and gave an evening of his corona press conference with Minister Hugo de Jonge. The funeral took place last Friday.

Weekly visits by the lockdown could not

Rutte has always been reticent about his private life. Nevertheless, he made no secret that he had the youngest in a family of seven a warm relationship with his mother. He went every week to visit her, though it was by the social quarantine since March, no more.

In the 2016 “Summer Guest” program Rutte gave a rare glimpse into his childhood and Indian history Rutte family. The first wife of his father died in a Japanese POW camp. After the war he married her younger sister, Mieke, with whom he had four children. The family lived until the fifties in Indonesia, the government of Sukarno nationalized Dutch companies there. His father was director of a trading company, Mieke mother was a secretary.

The family was reformed and read True, father reportedly agreed ARP (one of the predecessors of the CDA), Labor mother sometimes, sometimes VVD. His mother was always rice table on Saturday night for the whole family. The children who were already out of the house came over food. Rutte still has a fondness for Indonesian food.

The program Rutte then also talked about his brother Wim, who is deceased AIDS in the eighties. Rutte (53) lost his father when he was 21 years old. His elder half-sister, who was prime minister for 35 years, is already deceased.

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