Ruth Carolyn Gutowski, longtime resident of Fraser, died peacefully October 3, 2020. She was 97 years of age.
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Ruth was born in Fraser, Michigan, daughter of the late Edward and Sarah (Kandt) Faulmann. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church. A farm girl, Ruth graduated from Fraser High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband, Edward Albert Gutowski, on January 15, 1944 in St. John Lutheran Church of Fraser. The couple built their home in Fraser; and was blessed with two wonderful sons whom she loved and cherished. Ruth made a loving and welcoming home and raised her children with Christian values. In 1966, Ruth became the first female barber in Macomb County. The couple owned and operated the Clinton Acres Barber Shop in Clinton Township for many years. In her younger years, Ruth, along with her husband, was very active at St. John Lutheran Church and enjoyed being a member of the 55+ Club and the Fraser and Clinton Township Seniors. They also enjoyed bowling for many years. Ruth always enjoyed eating and her one glass of wine in the evening. She was always up to date with current events. She will always be known for being independent, her strength, her generosity and her warm smile that would always greet you. She will be deeply missed and her light will continue to glow in our hearts forever.
Ruth is the loving wife of the late Edward; dearest mother of Bob (Sharon) and Gary Gutowski; cherished grandmother of Kelly (Nick), Jason (Angela), Jennifer, Jill and Jonathan; great grandmother of Collin, Savannah and Grayson; dear sister of the late Raymond and Edward. She is also survived by her foster sisters, Barbara and Margaret.
Visitation will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Tuesday from 4pm - 8pm. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church of Fraser at 10am until the time of service at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Clinton Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be addressed to St. John Lutheran Church. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com