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Patrick T. Mclaughlin

Pat passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at his home in Martin.

He was born June 30, 1938, in Lake Odessa, the son of Paul and Mabel (Weber) McLaughlin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked at Eaton for almost 20 years, as a heavy equipment operator at Carl Goodwin & Sons and was transportation supervisor at AAESA.

Pat loved following the Martin Clippers sports teams and had called many games over the years. He helped to start the rocket football program and coached track and basketball. Pat was always willing to help where ever he was needed. He was a past president and member of the Martin Lions and Martin School Board. He enjoyed calling bingo for the Lions and was vital in the program’s success. On July 4, 1990, in Las Vegas, he married Mary Shipley-Ayers who passed away in 2017.

Surviving are his sons, Bill (Kris) McLaughlin of Allegan and Bob McLaughlin of Martin; step-daughters, Kelley (Rick) DePauw and Lisa McBride; grandson, Kent (Lydia) McLaughlin and siblings, Barney (Carol) McLaughlin and Terry Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Mike.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may meet with Pat’s family from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to the Martin Athletic Boosters.

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Terry VanLent

June 29, 2022 at 4:53 pm

Kelley, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your heart to heal❤️


Deborah Lizana

June 29, 2022 at 6:24 pm

God speed Uncle Pat. You’re with my dad and your brother Mike now. Prayers for Billy & Bob, and all friends & family. Heaven called another good angel home.


Lois Zimmerman

June 29, 2022 at 8:54 pm

Kelley, I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family!


Pat McGuire Miner

June 29, 2022 at 11:07 pm

My sincere sympathy to all Pat’s family. I only have fond memories of Pat. A good cousin and friend.



June 30, 2022 at 8:15 pm

We are so sorry about the loss of Uncle Pat. Please know you are all in our thought and prayers.


Nancy Hilaski

July 1, 2022 at 9:20 pm

My condolences to your family. Barney I know how hard it is to say goodbye to your big brother. I’m so sorry for your entire family. Remember always the wonderful times.


Nancy Knuth Hilaski.


Michael & Kim Schaafsma

July 3, 2022 at 2:49 pm

Fond memories of Pat …enjoy volunteering with him for many years with the Martin Athletic Booster Club. Once Clipper Always Clipper so truer of Pat. R.I.P. kissing cousin.



July 3, 2022 at 6:15 pm

jackiesturmoski (Knobloch) sorry for your loss Barney & Carol. Loss is so hard! Praying for all of you.


Kathleen Guider Broers

July 4, 2022 at 4:34 pm

Sad news on the loss of Uncle Pat. Many happy memories of our 4th of July reunions on Wetheral Lake. Thoughts and prayers for the McLaughlin family. Our love to all, Margaret Guider Family, Scott and Kathleen Broers and family.


Richard and Della Bellgraph

July 6, 2022 at 10:19 am

So sorry to hear about Pat’s passing.


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