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Ruth Ann Maxwell, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away surrounded by loved ones on May 15, 2017 at the age of 68. Ruth was born to the late Stanley and Helen (Stover) Jaskowski in Wyandotte on Feb. 2, 1949.
She was a longtime teacher for the Kalkaska Public Schools and for a short time, Alba Public Schools.
Ruth enjoyed vacationing in Florida, hiking and cross country skiing. Her family was very important to her and she loved her grandchildren dearly. She will be greatly missed by many.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Michael Maxwell; sons, Chris (Joy) and Brian (Jenny); grandchildren, Brendan Horn, Kaila Horn, Emma Maxwell, Matthew Maxwell, Alaina Maxwell, Amelia Maxwell and Lincoln Maxwell; sister, Linda Holmes; and brothers, Frank Jaskowski and Fred (Selma) Jaskowski.
She was preceded in death by her parents and mother and father-in-law.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in the summer.
Memorial gifts in Ruth's honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on May 19, 2017
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