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(March 16, 1938 – January 3, 2013)

Shirley Ratajczak, 74, of Midland, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Shirley was born in Midland, on March 16, 1938 to the late John L. and Evelyn (Lloyd) Hall. 0n June 28, 1958 Shirley married her sweetheart Ernest P. Ratajczak who predeceased Shirley in March 2006. Shirley loved collecting things and was an avid reader. She also volunteered at the Salvation Army. Shirley is survived by her daughters Lori (Neil) McLaughlin of Midland, Ann (Scott Miner) Dittenber of Lansing; son, David Ratajczak of Midland; grandchildren, Krista (Chris Bower) Dittenber of Lansing, Kacie Dittenber of Lansing, Nick Ratajczak of Midland, Nicole McLaughlin of Midland and Kyle McLaughlin of Midland; sister Phyllis Ostahowski of Barryton and brother Jerry (Pam) Hall of Calumet. Shirley was predeceased by her daughter-in-Law Valerie Ratajczak and her sister Beverly Dickinson. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 from 3:30 until 7:00 pm. At which time the Visitation will conclude with a reciting of the Lords Prayer. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Make-A-Wish or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com