Welcome to the memorial page for

Ruth Anna (Wilke) Szymanski

September 3, 1935 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 81)

Ruth Anna Szymanski, 81, of Ossineke passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Ruth Anna Wilke was born September 3, 1935 in Alpena County to the late Adolph and Emma (Schmidt) Wilke. On August 30, 1952, she married Selvin “Steve” Tverberg. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1984. Ruth married Donald Szymanski on January 25, 1991. Ruth was an active member of Ossineke Eagles where she served as president and is in the Michigan Eagles Hall of Fame. She loved to cook, enjoyed flower gardening, decorating cakes, sewing, and crocheting.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Szymanski; 2 children, Carol (David) Catron, Keith (Noreen) Tverberg; 7 grandchildren, Ron (Suzanne) Ward, Amie Kmiecik, Ralph Tverberg, Jr., Lauren (Spencer) Reid, Jessica Catron, Garret (Emily) Catron, Ethan (Taylor) Catron; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Florence Gross; Don’s children and family, Donald (Kim) Szymanski, Karen (Mike) Kobus, Debrah (Larry) Kudla, Keith (Val) Szymanski, David Szymanski, Ken (Cindy) Szymanski; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Szymanski was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Tverberg; and brother, Clarence Wilke.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Ossineke Eagles on Friday, June 23, from 4 – 6 p.m. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ossineke Eagles.

Inurnment:  Christian Memorial, Rochester Hills


Charitable donations may be made to:

Ossineke Eagles
U.S. 23 Highway, Ossineke MI 49766

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
June 23, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
U.S. 23 Highway
Ossineke, MI 49766