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Ruth Guc

Ruth Lucille Guc (Moody)

Friday, May 7th, 1926 - Saturday, April 18th, 2020
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93, of Cass City, died peacefully Saturday, April 18, 2020 in McLaren Bay Region, Bay City. Sadly, due to Covid 19 restrictions on hospital visitation, her family was physically unable to be with her but instead sustained her with their constant prayers. She was born May 7, 1926 in Killbuck, OH to Ulay and Geneva (Neville) Moody. She married John P. Guc, Jr. September 24, 1949. They were married for forty-eight years until his death in December of 1997.

Ruth graduated from Caro High School. She had many interests which included sewing, baking, reading and caring for her flowers. Most importantly, many years ago, her husband John expressed it best when he said that he loved and appreciated her so much. He told his children what a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother she was. Above all, Ruth loved the time spent with her large family and the many beautiful family filled Sunday gatherings. When she became the matriarch of her family, she gave selflessly of her time, patience and most of all her love. As a result, her family considers themselves truly blessed. Her family is humbly thankful to the nursing staff and forever grateful for the years of loving care given by Dr. J. Joseph, Dr. S. Dandamudi and Dr. T. Cherwin.

Ruth is survived by her children: Susan Guc of Bay City; Sheila (Kim) Fritz of North Branch; Sheryl (Steve) Shaw of Decker; Jack (Christina) Guc of Cass City; Sandy (Randy) Kelley of Cass City; James (Caren) Guc of Cass City; grandchildren: Gary (Tris) Fritz, Brian (Jessica) Fritz, Mark (Holly) Shaw, Lisa (Jason) Miller, Brent (Megan) Shaw, Sara Eisinger, Eli (Alyssa) Kelley, Nicole (fiancé, Brandon Horne) Kelley, Kirsten Guc, Hudson Guc; twelve great grandchildren; sister, Louise Long, sister-in-law, Agathe Moody. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; grandson, John Guc IV; brother, George Moody; sister-in-law, Julie Witkovsky; brother-in-law, Stephen Guc.

Private family graveside service will be held at her grave in Novesta Township Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Rawson Memorial Library, 6495 Pine St., Cass City, MI 48726. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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    Novesta Township Cemetery
    2895 N. Cemetery Rd.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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    Private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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    Novesta Township Cemetery
    2895 N. Cemetery Rd.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
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Joyce Hornbacher

Posted at 11:14am
Lucille was like a second Mother to me. Susan & I grew up together & were best friends. As her family grew I was always made to feel a part of her family. Her family will feel a great loss on the other hand, they will have some special memories.

Linda Baranek

Posted at 04:00pm
Sandy and Randy and families . Sorry about your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tammi Roberts

Posted at 09:40am
My thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy and the entire Guc family at the loss of your Mom/loved one. The story of her life shows what a wonderful person she was and the great life she had which poured over into her family. May you rest in the peace that she is reunited to the love of her life and one day you will reunite with her as well. For now she lives in you and around you. She is a part of you that can never be separated. God Bless!


Posted at 08:41pm
So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing and so sorry you are unable to have a funeral- Ruth was such an amazing person.. truly one of my favorites.. she was so funny even when she was not trying to be and she had such an amazing personality. I will not forget the amazing person she was and her family. Her family is great- so caring, doting and loving.. truly a blessed lady and family. She will definitely be missed.

Sean Zawilinski

Posted at 05:22pm
Dear Guc family- sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Being isolated it is difficult grieving without family and friends to help support. Know at this time prayers and hugs are sent to you. May God be with you all and your blessed mother. Sean and Marty Zawilinski

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