Sam Ratkiewicz

South Branch, Michigan
September 30, 1920 - November 29, 2011

Visitations

2-8 P.M., Friday, December 2, 2011

Service Location

121 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 130, Hale, MI 48739

Services

12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 3, 2011

Obituary Notice

RATKIEWICZ, SAM of South Branch, passed away November 29, 2011 at age 91.

Husband of the late Rita. Father of Michael (Joni) Ratkiewicz, John (Connie) Ratkiewicz, Nikki (Michael) Holt, Tania (Gary) Root and the late Robert Ratkiewicz. Grandfather of Robin, Mindy, Gabriel, Jason, Jessica, Johnny, Matthew, Alex, Jeff, Shawn and Kristen. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Olga Kozlowski and Jeanie Latosz.

Mr. Ratkiewicz was a WWII Coast Guard Veteran. He was a member of the Hale F.O.E. and enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom picking and KENO. Sam was a very spiritual man and faithful to his religion.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Hale Chapel of the BURESH FUNERAL HOME, 121 S. Washington, Hale. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-8 P.M. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fr. Craig Haider officiating.

Memorials

St. Joseph Hospice

Cemetery

Oakgrove Cemetery

Condolences

Dear Nikki,Ratkiewwicz and Family,Sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the memories that you have of your Father.
— Michael Rossbach
Rest in peace, Uncle Sam. You were my favorite uncle.
— Richard Andrus
Rest in peace, happy mushroom picking in heaven....

Love,
The Starr Family
— The Starr Family
May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family now and always!
— Laurine Garner
Walking down Cedar Road to Uncle Sam's for ice cream every night-- these are among the special "up north" memories of our children- Elizabeth, Emily and Jim Matuszewski. Uncle Sam was a special man who is very dear to us.
Our love and condolences to the family.
Edward and Shirley Matuszewski
— Edward and Shirley Matuszewski
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I remember your dad well, he worked for my dad Matthew Lalewicz for years.
— Amy Lalewicz
I extend my sincere sympathy for your loss. May the Ratkiewicz family be comforted with the grace of God at this very difficult time.
— Ann Brooks
Walking down Cedar Road to Uncle Sam's for ice cream every night-- these are among the special "up north" memories of our children- Elizabeth, Emily and Jim Matuszewski. Uncle Sam was a special man who is very dear to us.
Our love and condolences to the family.
Edward and Shirley Matuszewski
— Edward and Shirley Matuszewski

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