Patricia Bronkema

Patricia Bronkema

Patty (Votes) Bronkema of Plainwell, MI passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 with her loving family by her side in Kalamazoo.

Surviving are her loving husband of 50 years Bruce Bronkema; her children, Mike (Jodie) Bronkema, Lori (Todd) King; grandchildren, Mike Bronkema, Kori Jenkins, Jeff Bronkema, Bryce Bronkema, Christofer King; 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Maxine Jordon.

Friends may meet with her family Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A privateĀ burial will take placeĀ at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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  1. Jim & Bonnie Hoffman says:

    Bruce, Mike and family. We are so saddened, she was such a positive and joyous person when ever we spoke with her.She will truely missed by all the friends and family she touched.Blessings, IN HIS NAME,Jim & Bonnie Hoffman

  2. Jo and Larry Bean says:

    There have been no better, closer friends to us than our precious Patty and Bruce and their beautiful family. Always know you are in our hearts and our prayers will be for each of you to know and feel God’s presence in your lives. Patty went to Him in her own quiet, private peacefulness and met Him with her beautiful smile. I have no doubt of this!
    She and I were best friends since 3rd grade (59 yrs). We had a most loving, enduring connection and spoke on the phone almost every day in the past years. We made sure to celebrate birthdays & anniversaries together. We vacationed together. We were blessed by a rare special friendhsip (Bruce & Patty/Larry & Jo–What a foursome!
    I thank God for you my precious friend, Patty

  3. Peter Loftus says:

    I’ve known Patty and Bruce for most of my live and always enjoyed
    seeing them. Spending time with Mike as a kid in school, Patty was always so friendly and treated me as one of her own kids.
    As we grew up, and our paths continued to cross, she never changed and I will always have fond memories of her.

  4. Ronald & Betty Hotchkiss says:

    Sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Neighbors Ron & Betty

  5. Mrs R Younger says:

    Bronkema Family,

    I’m Sorry to read about the loss of your dear loved one Patricia. Death is like a thief that take away our loved ones or due to old age or unforseen circumstances, we loose our precious quality of life that leads to sickness and death. The bible alway comfort us in times like this. May you find comfort from these bible verses at Rev.21:1-5 & Ps.37:29. The bible says that God has the Peace that excel all thought and guard the heart, may that Peace be with your family in your time of grief. Many happy memories of Patricia be with you always.

    My Sincere Condolences

  6. Sheila Campbell says:

    So sorry to hear about Patty. I met Patty through my sis in law Jo & brother Larry Bean, a few years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  7. Dave Kuipers and Family says:

    Bruce and family. So sorry to hear about your lose. We found out about the health problems you and your wife were having at aunt Hellen’s funeral. I’m sure it’s been a very difficult time for you and your family and our prayers go with. May God bless you and your family.

    Our condolences
    Your cousin Dave Kuipers

  8. Bonnie (Kuipers) DeLoof says:

    Hi Bruce, So sorry to hear about your loss. I never knew Patty, but it sounds like you had 50 wonderful years together. That’s truly a blessing. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Mindy (Plotts) McCormick says:

    Bruce, Mike, Lori, and families,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that my thoughts are with you during this time.

  10. Jen & Tim Rayman says:

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. She was such a wonderful and kind lady. I always thought her and Bruce were adorable together. I will be blessed to have 50 years with Tim! To the entire family: we think the world of all of you and are sending prayers and thoughts to you during this time. Glad there is no more pain or suffering. She is watching over all of you!

  11. Judy and Rich Bloomfield says:

    As you must know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as we share your grief over the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother and our dear friend Pat. We have had the honor of being part of the wonderful Bronkema family as Jodie Bronkema’s parents, therefore, sharing in the fulfilling role of also being grandparents and great grandparents to Patty’s grandchildren (our step-grandchildren) and our grandson Bryce Bronkema. What a joy it was to share with her at family gatherings, watching the love and devotion she had for her family….we have lovely memories of a most wonderful, loving person…..her smile and her easy laughter would make any family get together a joyous event…she gave us a wonderful family to love alongside of her….thank you Patty for the honer of your love and sharing …….Judy and Rich

  12. Larry and Kathi Fuss says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! It has been a courages struggle and now she is at peace!

  13. Jill Flegal, Class of 63 says:

    I met Patty in the 5th grade when the one-room school, The White School, north of town was closed down, and we rural kids were integrated into the mainstream. She was a pleasure to know throughout our school years. My thoughts are with family and friends and all who loved her.

  14. Jerry and Vicky Morse says:

    Dear Bruce and children,
    Jerry and I were so saddened to hear that you have lost such a very precious lady.

    We had a lot of good times out at the golf course and all the fish fries we attended together.

    Patty was so proud of all her family. She will be missed dearly.
    Prayers and good memories for all of you.

  15. Jerry grauman says:

    Sorry to hear about Patty.
    Been a while since I have seen you or Patty or your brother. Do not get back to Michigan very often. MY sis (Brenda Powers)lives in Otsego and knew Patty as well.

    Jerry Grauman

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