Ruth Marie Pauley, 98, of Alpena, Michigan was called to her eternal rest with her heavenly father on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Ruth Wojtczak was born on April 10, 1924, to the late Joseph and Mary (Dziesinski) Wojtczak. She married Jack Pauley on January 15, 1944, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Together they were blessed with three children, Ronald, Mary Jo and Roger who were all raised in Alpena and grew up in the family home on Minor Street. Jack preceded her in death on September 15, 1996.
Ruth was a cornerstone (the face) of the Alpena A&P stores for 40 years. She enjoyed conversing in Polish with the customers and enthusiastically went to work each day with a joyful smile on her face.
A virtual perpetual motion machine, Ruth thoroughly enjoyed playing cards, visiting the casino, and traveling to Wisconsin to visit family. Ruth will be remembered by her unwavering devotion to her Catholic faith, love of family and friends, and her generous nature. She was blessed to have shared 96 years in Alpena with her beloved sister Doris Merrill and her family.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Mary Jo (Philip) Milostan, son Roger Pauley, daughter-in-law Kay Pauley; eight grandchildren; a great grandchild; six loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Pauley.
Visitation will take place Friday at Bannan Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. with the Rosary at 3 p.m. and parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tyler Bischoff officiating.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to All Saints of Alpena or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.