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Ensley crash update

This SUV split in half after the person driving it reportedly lost control and rolled it December 5 in Ensley Township. Photo by J. Reed.

By Judy Reed

Information received in a freedom of information act request shows that a 1999 Ford Expedition was traveling between 65-69 mph when it left the roadway on 136th Avenue in Ensley Township last month before rolling and splitting in half and pinning the passenger underneath. It also said the driver’s dog died in the crash.

The crash occurred on Tuesday, December 5, about 11:20 a.m. about 200-300 yards south of the intersection of Cottonwood and 136th Street, with the vehicle landing on the farm property of John Patin, 8160 E. 136th St.

According to information received from the Newaygo County Sheriff Department, the driver was identified as Aubrey Lynn Johnston, 18. Her passenger was Marc Adrian Guiles, 17. Johnston told Officer Hunter Neiderer that she was driving eastbound at about 60 mph when she lost control and the vehicle flipped. The officer reported he did not detect any odor or signs of intoxication coming from her.

The property owner, John Patin, said he was in the barn when he heard what sounded like metal grinding. He came outside and saw the driver, who was out of the vehicle, and next to her dog, who had died as a result of the crash. Patin asked if anyone else was in the vehicle and she told him that her friend Marc was. Patin saw mark with his leg trapped in the door and his head pinned underneath the body of the vehicle.

Sand Lake Fire was first on the scene, and was assisted by Cedar Springs and Solon Fire Departments. They reported that the passenger was unresponsive. Aero Med was called to the scene, and landed on the dirt road despite high winds. However, when it came time to transport the man, it was found that they would have to land at the Ford Airport and then transport the man to Butterworth, rather than landing on the roof of the hospital. That trip would take about 40 minutes and an ambulance trip only 30 minutes, so the man was transported by ambulance instead. A second ambulance was dispatched for the female.

Marc Guiles spent time at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in critical condition, but is now at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

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23C obit PatinRosemarie “Rosie” T. Patin of Sand Lake, age 76, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. Rosie was born to Walter and Josephine (née Mikulenas) Tursky on March 5, 1938 at her home in Grand Rapids on Front Street where the expressway now passes through. Her father was a shipping supervisor at Haskelite and her mother was a homemaker. There were four children in her family. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1955 and went to work in the office at Michigan Plating and Stamping. While attending a Catholic young adult dance she met John Patin. He was a hard working man who had purchased a farm in Ensley Center in 1949. Their first date was in August of 1958 and on November 21, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids they married. John had been a farmer all his life and frankly was a work enthusiast. But that did not deter Rosie, although having grown up in the city she joined right in, farming alongside John, working right along with him every day. Always an active member in the community she was involved in the Newaygo Farm Bureau, was secretary for the Ensley Township Farm Bureau, and secretary for the Ensley Grange for some time.  One can only imagine the changes she witnessed in farming and how many long hard hours she worked, enjoying the fruits….or rather vegetables, of their labor along the way. Faith and Family however were her top priorities. Sunday breakfast at their home was always a treat, as she was an amazing cook. Her whole life was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was a member of Mary Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, a Liturgist, a Sacristan and a Eucharistic Minister. Rosie was also a professed member of Mary Queen of Apostles Secular Franciscan Order. Rosie’s living example of grace and faithfulness will live on in her many family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John A. Patin; her parents, her brothers, Walter George Tursky and Bernard Tursky, in laws Philip and Mary Patin, brother in laws Alphonso Patin, Joseph Patin and Henry Kalman, sister in laws, Ruth Patin, Mary Louise Patin, Patricia Patin. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Marian R. Morrow, and her in-laws, Mrs. Charlotte Turskey, Sr Mary Philip OSF, Margaret Kalman, Fred and Mary Lynn Patin, Sr Mary Phyllis OSF, Peter and Carole Patin, Anthony Patin, Donna and Jack Dunaven and many beloved nieces and nephews. There will be a time of visitation from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a Praying of the Rosary at 8:00 pm following the visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial take place at 11:00 am on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, 1 W. Maple Street, Sand Lake, MI 49343; Rev. Lam T. Le and Rev. Dennis Morrow will be presiding. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sand Lake. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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John A. Patin

Mr. John A. Patin, age 87, Sand Lake, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011. He was raised on the family farm in Ensley Township where they had milk cows, pigs, and crops to feed the animals. John was the oldest of ten siblings, and they all worked on the farm. He left the farm at the age of 24 and purchased his farm where he has lived since 1949. His farm was his whole life. There were no hobbies; just the love of what God provided so he could make a living from the land. John was very devoted to his Catholic faith and attended Mass daily and every Sunday. As a young man and even later he was an altar server. John was very friendly and enjoyed visiting with folks. For over 50 years he was a member of the Newaygo Farm Bureau, serving in many capacities. For 26 years he was an Ensley Township trustee and was a member of the Ensley Township Farm Bureau. Throughout his lifetime, John was just amazed at the changes in farming, especially in the equipment. He was a member of Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church a Professed Member of Mary Queen of the Apostles Secular Franciscan Order, the Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by the love of his life, best farm wife and helper whom he married on November 21, 1959, Rosie; brothers and sisters, Sister Mary Philip, OSF (Dolores Patin), Margaret and Henry Kalman, Frederick and Mary Lynn Patin, Sister Mary Phyllis, OSF (Elizabeth Patin), Peter and Carole Patin, Anthony and Patricia Patin; sister-in-law, Mrs. Marian Morrow; aunt, Agnes Patin, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Mary Patin, his siblings, Joseph (Ruth) Patin, Alfonso Patin, and Mary Louise Patin. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Patin will be offered on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Mary, Queen of the Apostles with The Rev. Joseph W. Kenshol and The Rev. Dennis Morrow presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. The Rosary was prayed on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave., SE, Ada, MI 49301.  Relatives and friends met with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Wednesday and prior to the Mass at the church on Thursday.
The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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