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Paula Rutowski

Paula Sophie Rutowski (Krajkiewcz)

Wednesday, May 26th, 1948 - Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Paula S. Rutowski

Paula S. Rutowski, 71, of Manistee, Mich., died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital in Manistee.
She was born on May 26, 1948 in Manistee, Mich., daughter of the late Paul Krajkiewcz and Dursa (Anderson) Krajkiewcz.
She attended Manistee High School and was a graduate of the class of 1966.
Paula married Dave Rutowski on August 27, 1971 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Manistee. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2019. She was employed as a registered nurse and retired from the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
Paula is survived by her two sons Dan and Dave Rutowski of Manistee, Mich.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Matthew Shafer, of San Jose, Calif., and Dursa and Kevin Marshall, of Manistee, Mich.; four grandchildren, Sam, Mia, and Joseph Shafer, of San Jose, Calif., and Peyton Marshall, of Manistee, Mich.; one sister and brother-in-law Marsha (Bob) Dilworth, of FreeSoil, Mich.; and brothers Leonard Krajkiewcz, of Modesto, Calif. and Jeffrey Krajkiewcz of FreeSoil, Mich. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Dursa Krajkiewcz and Norma Jean Krajkiewcz, and by her brothers Norbert Krajkiewcz and Paul Krajkiewcz.
Cremation has taken place and the family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee. She will be interred in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Stomp Out Cancer (SOC) Fund.
Feel free to share a memory or photo on Paula’s personal memory page family at The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Interment

    Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery
    Maple and Merkey Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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    A private family graveside will be held


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Gretchen (Mayer) Stuckum

Posted at 03:24pm
Although it has been many years since I have seen Paula her laugh, her kindness and a little bit of "naughty" remain some of my fondest memories. Paula, my late husband, Duane, and I graduated together which meant that we spent at least four years trying to stay out of as much trouble as possible. Paula worked with our daughter, Roni, at Medical Care and remembers her as a very caring person and always good for a laugh or two. Our condolences to Paula's family; they must be a pretty special bunch to have had her in their lives.

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Paula Dalke

Posted at 06:01pm
To your family Paula, condolences to them, I know you will be missed terribly, you are gone way to soon. Remembering you and how you loved and cared for your family, how you would phone Dursa and ask her to help get supper going and she was good at following your directions, how you kept a close eye on those twin boys, when they skipped school to go trout fishing on opening day that one year you were quite upset with them. You could joke with the residents and get them to do what they needed to do for themselves, you were a wonderful good nurses. You were loved by the staff at MCMCF too. Again, Melissa, Dursa, Dave, Dan and your families, sorry for your loss.

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