Saleen M. Ratelle(1996 - 2013)

Saleen Mali Ratelle

Saleen Mali Ratelle, age 17, of Plover passed away peacefully in her sleep July 3, 2013 in San Tan Valley, AZ.

Saleen was born June 25, 1996 to Chad Ratelle & Tanya Hintz in Stevens Point WI. She graduated Kiddie Kollege before attending Mc Dill Elementary School, Ben Franklin Junior High and Stevens Point Area Senior High School; looking forward to her Senior year.

Saleen will be remembered for her contagious laugh & giggles. Her warm & outgoing nature always bloomed from a seemingly shy persona. Her bright smile continuously warmed the hearts of those who had the chance to know her.

Saleen embraced life and had an interest in staying active & involved. She enjoyed music; a member of her school band, she attended band camp at Lawrence University. Saleen had developed an interest in bowling and was a member of the Junior Bowling League. She also had passion for dancing as a student at the Dance Education Center where she loved learning different dance styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, & modern. She participated in donating her hair to Locks of Love several times. Saleen was a Girl Scout Ambassador working towards a Gold Award. She was also involved at Girl Scout Camp, first as a camper then a junior counselor.

Saleen enjoyed traveling with her family, friends and solo. She visited many states and places including Niagara Falls, Disney World, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York City and Arizona. She also enjoyed attending musicals & Broadway shows. Recently, she developed an interest in rock climbing and kayaking. Saleen's sense of adventure also led her to enjoy a Young Eagles Flight at EAA. Swimming and an occasional waterpark venture was a summertime necessity. In her spare time, Saleen was an avid reader, liked surfing the internet and assembling puzzles. She loved picking & tasting the first seasonal raspberries with her Nana but her favorite snack was chips with French Onion Dip. Saleen loved animals, especially her pets. Family was important to Saleen and she had a special bond with her cousin Enjoli. -They were more like sisters than cousins.

Survivors include mother, Tanya (Colin Fredock) Hintz of San Tan Valley, AZ; father, Chad (Meg DuBois) Ratelle of Wisconsin Rapids; Nana & Papa, Terri & Jim Hintz of Plover; grandfather, Laurol Ratelle of Wisconsin Rapids; uncles, Chris Ratelle of Wisconsin Rapids, Robert Hintz of Stevens Point, David (Jamie Haugh) Hintz of Stevens Point; cousins, Enjoli, Dylan, Mandi, Haili, Kelsi; extended family, Rachel, Nicole, Brennan, Aaron, & Logan; pets, Zane & Jack; and many special friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Jan Ratelle.

A Time of Expressing Love & Sharing Memories will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Boston Funeral Home. A service, Celebrating Her Life, will follow on Friday at 11:00 am, at the funeral home.

A memorial will be established at a later date- contributions may be many made to Saleen's family. Online condolences may be made at

Saleen has had, what most would call- "An Enchanted Life". She will be deeply missed.


Funeral Home

Boston Funeral Home & Crematory
1649 Briggs St Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 344-4223

Published in Stevens Point Journal on July 16, 2013