South Branch, Michigan
September 30, 1920 - November 29, 2011
2-8 P.M., Friday, December 2, 2011
121 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 130, Hale, MI 48739
12:00 Noon, Saturday, December 3, 2011
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.
St. Joseph Hospice