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Rosemary Jean Rutkoski

January 3, 1947 — April 23, 2020


73, of Cass City, died following a lengthy illness Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro. She was born January 3, 1947 in Cass City, the tenth of fifteen children born to Enick and Helen (Jurkowski) Rutkoski.

Rosemary graduated from Cass City High School. She worked for Sherwin-Williams in Hamtramck, MI and Dayton, OH. Rosemary finished her career working for Beau Townsend Ford in Dayton, OH. She made approximately thirty-five Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for her nieces and nephews. Rosemary enjoyed annual summer trips with her friends from Ohio, Frankenmuth and Dollywood were among many favorite locations. Rosemary enjoyed visiting with family and friends, sewing and cake decorating. She was skilled at making crafts and especially talented at scrapbooking. Her family and friends will miss her delicious, homemade pumpkin rolls. Rosemary had a lifelong love of Elvis Presley and his music.

Rosemary is survived by her siblings: Herb Rutkoski of Cass City, LaVern (Carol) Rutkoski of Cass City, Catherine Keahn of Utica, Ron (Caroline) Rutkoski of Decker, Veronica (Gary) Priestly of Caro, JoAnne (Tom) Osantowski of Cass City, Larry (Ann) Rutkoski of Essexville, Patti (Rennie Sandercott) Willcocks of Sterling Heights, Mike (Cecelia) Rutkoski of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law, Joanne Rutkoski of Ocala, FL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Mildred (Ralph) Orzel, Frank Rutkoski, Lucille Rutkoski, Phyllis (Del) Lowrie, Jeanne Rutkoski; brother-in-law, Gerald Keahn; sister-in-law, Kay Rutkoski.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date in Our Lady Consolata Parish, St. Pancratius Catholic Church, Cass City. Interment in Novesta Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Tuscola County Medical Care Facility or Our Lady Consolata Parish, St. Pancratius Catholic Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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Cass City, MI 48726

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