Age 83, of Michigan Center, formerly of Wayne County, passed away peacefully at her son’s home on Saturday, April 4, 2020 under the loving care of family and Elara Caring Hospice. Eleanor was born in Detroit on August 14, 1936, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants Thom and Anna (Nylokken) Ringer. She is survived by three children, Richard M. (Jackie) Kowalske of Michigan Center, Robert K. (Colleen) Kowalske of Brighton and Kristen E. (Chris) Fuller of Wayne; seven grandchildren, Nicole Lynn King, Richard Kowalske, Tyler Kowalske, Kyle Kowalske, Faith Fuller, Christina Fuller and Mallory (Bobby) Artman-Flowers; five great-grandchildren, Trenton, Evan, Calvin, Kaelyn and MiaBella; many nieces and nephews. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kurt Eric Kowalske; grandson, Kevin Kowalske; and three siblings, Richard Ringer, Robert Ringer and Evelyn Ringer. A devoted mother and grandmother, she took great pleasure in time with her family, especially those up north vacations. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. For those who knew Eleanor, they knew her as a caring, wonderful woman. In keeping with her wishes and in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, a direct private interment will take place at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 with her immediate family in attendance. Any public gathering service will be announced at a later date.
God looked around His garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
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