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29C-OBIT-Patin, Patricia
Mrs. Patricia A. Patin, age 72, of Sand Lake, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated in 1959 from Catholic Central High School. Pat met her husband Tony at a Catholic Young Adult Group. After a courtship, and Tony’s time in the service, they were married at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last May. Pat was a city girl who adapted well to country life, enjoying her family as it grew. In addition to being a loving wife to Tony and a mother to seven children she served for over 20 years as Director of Religious Education at Mary Queen of Apostle Catholic Church. Pat was a gifted child of God and shared that gift with others through her work at MQA. She so loved helping all the children come to know and love the Lord. Pat held her family and friends very close to her heart. Even with having a large family and group of friends she was sure to make each and every one feel special. Pat and Tony enjoyed annual family camping trips with their children and their families. Pat loved having the family together and that included “adopted” family members also. Everyone was family to Pat. Later in life, she and Tony especially enjoyed their time together as they wintered in Florida. Pat was a grandmother to 20 grand children and each and everyone was so very special to her. Breakfast out with grandma was always fun. Pat would treat the grandchildren to quarters so they could see what fantastic surprise would come from the gumball machines. When the last bite was down they were by her side asking Grandma for their quarters, her reward, a hug for Grandma. She is survived by her husband Anthony of 50 years; children, Mary and Carl Skelonc, Marilyn and Scott Barton, Barbara and Terry Edema, Dianne and Timothy Newton, Michael and Ann Patin, John and Sara Patin, Sharon Walkowski; 20 grandchildren; brothers, William and Barb Terrell, and Robert and Dorothy Terrell; many nieces and nephews; and the many relatives of Tony’s family. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Patin will be offered on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, Sand Lake, with Rev Joseph Kenshol and Rev Lam Le presiding. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Religious Education at Mary Queen of Apostles Church. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday. Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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