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Ruth Ann (Schultz) Palatka

April 29, 1946 — December 4, 2022


       Ruth Ann Palatka, age 76, of Roscommon, MI, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI.

       Cremation will take place and the family will have a memorial at a later date and burial will take place at Fairfield Township Cemetery.

       Ruth Ann was born in Owosso, Michigan on April 29, 1946, the daughter of Durwood "Mike" and Virginia Ruth (Horn) Schultz. Ruth Ann married Frank Palatka on May 14, 1966 at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Bannister, MI.

        Ruth Ann enjoyed bowling and decorating and hosting holidays for her family.  She had a green thumb, loved gardening and planting flowers everywhere.  She enjoyed sewing and making blankets. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and grandkids. Ruth Ann loved going on adventures with her best friend Mary St. Johns.

        She is survived by her husband Frank Palatka of Roscommon, MI; children: Sean and Amy Palatka of Lake Orion, MI; Heidi Palatka and Mike Ross of Roscommon, MI; Frank "Andy" Palatka of Harrietta, MI; grandchildren: Nathan Palatka, Nicholas Palatka, Owen Palatka, Hannah Palatka, Dylan Palatka Smith and Peyton Palatka Smith.  She is also survived by her brother Neil and Denise Schultz of Ovid, MI.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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