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Ruth Ann Weinert, age 73, of Lake Leelanau, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
She was born Aug. 21, 1943 in Suttons Bay, the daughter of Lawrence and Bertha (Priest) Kolarik.
Ruth grew up on the Kolarik family farm in the Gills Pier area of Leelanau County, and the fondest memories of those years were a constant source of joyful conversation with all of her family, especially her siblings.
She was employed for many years with Tendercare in both Northport and Suttons Bay. Ruth felt a genuine concern and compassion for the residents, who always appreciated and enjoyed her special attention to their needs.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Michael Plamondon, Daniel Plamondon, Alan Plamondon; her brothers, Gordon (Shigeko) Kolarik, Vernon (Connie) Kolarik, Raymond (Anita) Kolarik; and a sister, Regina (Robert) Livingston. She is also affectionately remembered by 90 plus nieces, nephews, and their families. Her kind and ready smile and always-warm greeting will surely remain a tender memory to all those who knew her.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret; and brother-in-law, Albin Tarsa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 9 at St. Michael's Church in Suttons Bay, with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the service. Father Leonard Paul will serve as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared with Ruth's family at www.martinson.info
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on March 6, 2017
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