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Ruth Ann (Przeslawski) Donakowski

November 30, 1925 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 93)

Ruth Ann Donakowski, 93, of Alpena passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at Medilodge of Green View.

Ruth Ann Przeslawski was born November 30, 1925 in Alpena to the late Joseph and Louise (Filarski) Przeslawski. On May 8, 1948 she married Joseph Donakowski. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2004. During World War II, she worked at the Garment Factory and after raising her family, she was a cook at Provincial House. She was a member of All Saints Parish, enjoyed shopping, sweets, baking cookies, walking, and traveling. Ruth will be remembered for her generosity helping people.

Surviving are her six children, Paul (Patricia) Donakowski, Michelle (Harv) Postma, Karen (Ken) Lauer, Gary (Denise) Donakowski, Jerry (Mary) Donakowski, Greg (Maria) Donakowski; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sister, Joan (Howard) Kauffman; and two sisters-in-law, Lucille LaMarre and Vicky Donakowski.

Mrs. Donakowski was preceded in death by her infant siblings, Paul, Dorothy, Thomas, Janice; brother, Clarence “Bob” Przeslawski; and sister, Esther Daleski.

Visitation will take place at Bannan Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. and continue Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church of All Saints Parish from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott Lawler officiating.

Inurnment:  Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: All Saints Parish or All Saints School


Donations may be made to:

All Saints Parish
817 Sable Street, Alpena MI 49707

All Saints School
500 N. Second Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-4911