RuthAnne (Longstreth) Andrzejewski,Saginaw, Michigan, formerly of Bay City and Midland

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009 at Brian’s House in Bay City, at the age of 89. RuthAnne was born on the 4th of July, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Calvin and Lillie (Baldwin) Gatesman. While a student at Michigan State University she met Murrey O. “Mo” Longstreth. Following graduation from MSU in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics, she married Mo on December 17, 1943 in New Haven, CT, where he was in Officer’s Training School at Yale University. He predeceased her suddenly on May 31, 1972. On August 8, 1975 RuthAnne married Chester “Chet” Andrzejewski in Bay City. The years of their marriage were spent traveling extensively throughout the United States attending numerous Airstream rallies. They were members of the Mid-Eastern Michigan Unit of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International for 25 years. Chet also predeceased her January 27, 2001. RuthAnne lived a full and busy life. She was a lifetime member of Alpha Chi Omega; the American Association of University Women (A.A.U.W.); and was a member of the Anne Frisby Fitzhugh Saginaw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) serving as Chaplin. RuthAnne was a tireless volunteer well into her 80’s, helping out however she could at the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Michigan Blood Bank and at the St. Francis Home. Surviving are her children: Jim Longstreth of Portland, OR, Charlie (Debra) Longstreth of Veneta, OR, and Mary Longstreth of Saginaw. RuthAnne is also survived by her grandchildren: Katie (Scott) Longstreth-Tolkstad, Ben Longstreth, of Portland, OR, Kara Marie Longstreth of Veneta, OR, and Cary Lyn Pendaz of Florence, Italy formerly of Midland. Additionally two nephews, Paul (Liza) Gatesman and their son Gabe; Mark (Carolyn) Gatesman and their children, Lily and Blake survive her. RuthAnne is survived by Janice (Andrzejewski) Wegner and her husband Mike Wegner and their children: Michele (Ken) Wegner-Jones, Mark (Liz) Wegner; and a much-loved sister-in-law, Marcella Witucki of Bay City. RuthAnne’s family sends a special remembrance to Mrs. Margaret Wegner of Saginaw. Besides her parents, RuthAnne was preceded in death by her only sibling, beloved brother, Charles Gatesman of Howell, his wife Shirley and their son, Calvin Gatesman of Linden, MI. Her final years were graced with the companionship of Peter Herzberger of Saginaw. He too preceded her in death on November 2, 2007. RuthAnne’s funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2009 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State). Rev. Fr. Richard E. Jozwiak will officiate. The family will gather at 2:00 p.m. on Monday for burial in the Midland City Cemetery, Midland, Michigan. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home on Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to American Cancer Society. Please share your thoughts and memories at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com. www.deislerfuneralhome.com.