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Obituary: Ruth Ann Pellegrini


Ruth Ann Pellegrini, 82, a resident of Hancock, and formerly of Elmhurst, Illinois, died on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the UP Health System-Portage. 

She was born December 15, 1936, in Hancock, Michigan, a daughter of Einard Anderson and Lillian Maki-Kinnunen.

Ruth moved to Elmhurst in 1961, residing there for 30 years prior to returning to the area to make her home in Hancock.

In her younger years, Ruth loved traveling around the world.   She was a loving grandmother to six grandchildren. She enjoyed building puzzles, working in her flower gardens and looked forward to her daily telephone visits with her sisters. 

Ruth is survived by her loving children, Mark Pellegrini of Lakewood, Colorado, Gerald Pellegrini of Elmhurst, Illinois, Shari Pellegrini of Hancock, Connie (Ed) Roels of Geneva, Illinois, Keith Pellegrini of Lakewood, Colorado, and Kevin Pellegrini (Lisa Rendon) of Littleton, Colorado; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Yvonne (Donald) Saari of Walled Lake, Michigan; her nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, as well as several cousins.

Besides her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helene and Marion. (check spelling)

Ruth’s family would like to express their sincere thanks for the wonderful care she received at the nursing homes and hospital, as well as the agencies that helped her through the years.  It gave us peace of mind knowing she was lovingly cared for when we could not be there.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral service, Inc. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at antilafuneral.com.

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