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Clara J. Ruzinsky

July 17, 1933 ~ February 25, 2018 (age 84)

Clara Ruzinsky known as "Pattie" to her family and friends left this world to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Clara was born on July 17, 1933 to Carl and Helen Hankins.  She married John Ruzinsky Jr. on April 17, 1995. 

She was preceded in death by brothers; Jesse, Gerald, and Harold; sisters, Dorothy Cone, Bonnie Stead, and Jesse Marie. 

Surviving are sisters, Roberta Greenier, Jo Ann Kahgee and Debra Lowry.

Clara retired from Northern Michigan Hospital in 1987.  Clara enjoyed many things in her life.  She had two small dogs that she dearly loved, she loved to dance and had taught several people how to do the Polka.  She also enjoyed  gardening and loved her flowers. In her later years you would find her watching Old Western movies and game shows.

A memorial service to honor Clara's life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Salvation Army Church, 712 Pleasant St, Petoskey MI, 49770.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at