Ruth C. Franckowiak,”Tootie” age 97 of Traverse City, Michigan, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2017 with her family by her side.
Ruth was born on May 28, 1920 in the Town of Red Springs, Gresham, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Albert and Lena Weber. She was baptized by Rev. Stuth and confirmed by Rev. Cassens at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham. She lived in the Gresham area until her family moved to Shawano in 1935. On July 3, 1939 Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Franckowiak by Rev. Halinde at the Sacred Heart Rectory in Shawano. Franky preceded her in death on January 31, 1988. Ruth was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. In 2009 Ruth moved to Traverse City, Michigan to be near her family.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Debra Franckowiak of Traverse City, MI; her granddaughters, Kara (Jesse) Reed of Mt. Pleasant, MI, Kelsi (fiancé Kenny Wisniewski) Franckowiak of Chicago, IL, and Korie (boyfriend Brandon Ayers) Franckowiak of Traverse City, MI; her great-grandson, Michael Reed; her sister, Barbara Ecke of Shawano, and sister-in-law Lorraine (George) Brzozowski of West Bend, and sister-in-law Virginia Whittaker of Milwaukee; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Edward, Carl, Bernard, Gordon, and Dennis; and her sisters, Esther, Lilly Evelyn, Adala, and Irene.
A funeral service for Ruth C. Franckowiak will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Mickelson Funeral Service in Shawano. Rev. Ted Andrada will officiate. Ruth will be laid to rest beside her beloved Franky in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the hour of service.
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Mickelson Funeral Service in Shawano is assisting the family.