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Ruth J. Paulson

March 12, 1931 March 25, 2021
Ruth J. Paulson
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Ruth Joyce Paulson, 90, of Lansing, MI, passed away on March 25, 2021. She was born March 12, 1931 in Rosedale Gardens, MI daughter of Elson and Catherine (Becker) Balkema. Ruth was a former librarian for Lansing Public Schools. She was an avid reader and gardener; enjoyed traveling the North East Coast. She had a very kind and generous spirit, always looking out for family and neighbors.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Christopher and Peter Lonsberry; grandsons, Samuel Lonsberry and Jason Arnett, and great grandchild, Siren Lonsberry. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; son Steven Lonsberry, and daughter Carol McDougall and sister Mary Cooke.

Private graveside services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Lansing, 3186 Pine Tree Rd, Lansing, MI 48911 in loving memory of Ruth Paulson. The family has entrusted arrangements to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences can be shared at

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