Nora L. Ruark

Died Sept. 13, 2018


Nora Leokadia Ruark, 67, after a long struggle with lupus, went to be with her beloved husband Dennis on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

Nora was born in Hamtramck on Jan. 20, 1951, lived in Wayne County for most of her years and moved to Twining for her final days. Nora spent many weekends and summers in Grindstone, where her family and friends enjoyed time together at the Harbor Marina.

A loving mother, aunt, sister, grandmother and friend, Nora was a wonderful cook, gardener and seamstress. Nora enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially during the holidays. She loved spending days in her garden growing beautiful flowers and vegetables that she would use in her recipes. She also enjoyed making clothes for her granddaughter and friends. For many years leading up to her passing, she loved collecting books on both cooking and quilting.

Nora was predeceased by her loving husband, Dennis D. Ruark. She was also predeceased by her father, Edward Radzikowski; and her brothers, Stanley and Robert Radzikowski.

Nora is survived by her mother, Leokadia Corcoran; her sister, Ann (Stephen) Moore; brothers, Gerald, Theodore Corcoran and Leonard Helms; daughter, Tina (William) Ruark-Baker; son, Dennis (Beverly) Ruark; and granddaughter, Allison Ruark.

A memorial service is to be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at noon at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Standish Chapel, located at 127 N. Forest St., Standish. The family will greet family and friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to please make donations to the Lupus Foundation at


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