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Patsy R. Dutton

Pat went to be with her Lord, Saturday, March 26, 2022, surrounded by her family at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.

She was born November 21, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Ora and Mary Geneva (Spencer) Welker. For 36 years Pat worked at Parker Hannifin until her retirement in 1993. She served on the Otsego City Commission for 3 years and Otsego United Way for 5 years. Pat was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego.

In her free time Pat enjoyed golfing, gardening and traveling. She was a long time member of the First Congregational Church quilters and made many quilts for the homeless. Most of all Pat loved attending her grandchildren’s events and traveling and spending time with her friends the “Golden Girls”. On August 16, 1947 she married Everett Dutton who passed away in 1989.

Surviving are her children, Kathy (Larry) Meert of Cooper, David (Jackie) Dutton of Otsego and Tom Dutton of Otsego; grandchildren, Todd (Courtney) Meert, Scott (Amy) Meert, Shelley (Rob) Harrington, Chad (Nicki) Dutton, Jammie (Matt) Dunklee, Chip (Tina) Austin and Guy (Tricia) Austin; 14 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Ora and Florence Welker; mother and step-father, Mary Geneva and George Stricklin; husband and daughter-in-law, Connie Dutton.

Friends may meet with Pat’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the First Congregational Church of Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Todd Meert officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to First Congregational Church of Otsego,

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Bomnnie Goodacre’

March 26, 2022 at 5:42 pm

Dear Dave and Jackie, so sorry to hear of your Moms passing, Jan had told me you were heading home due to her failing health. Please accept my condolences on your loss, the only upside is she’s at peace now in a better place.


Terry Arehart VanLent

March 26, 2022 at 5:50 pm

Kathy I am so sorry for your loss of your Mom❤️ I am praying for you and your family for your hearts to heal. God Bless Terry Arehart VanLent ❤️


Wendy Conner

March 26, 2022 at 6:02 pm

Dutton family I am so sorry for your loss, Pat was such a wonderful lady. I was blessed to meet her thru our Real Estate transactions, but grew to love her even more at Vicinia Gardens when she took my Mom under her wing and helped her settle in. I would often visit her when visiting with my Mom there. She will truly be missed.


Naomi Butcher

March 26, 2022 at 6:51 pm

So sorry for the family’s loss. She was introduced to me as “big Pat” and she will always be. TIP Pat


Tammie Ratulowski

March 26, 2022 at 7:40 pm

I send all of you my love, healing and prayers. Mrs. Pat was one of my favorites..


Pat Pressley

March 26, 2022 at 7:42 pm

I am sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special person and her kindness and love for her family will be missed.


Donald Stanfill

March 26, 2022 at 8:21 pm

Dave and Jackie,and family

Jan and I are so very sorry for your loss, we have you all in our hearts and prayers


Penny baker

March 27, 2022 at 12:00 am

It’s the end of an era.

My most sincere condolences to you all.

Penny Browning Baker


Ken & Toni Pell

March 27, 2022 at 9:10 am

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.



March 27, 2022 at 11:42 am

Blessings of comfort to Kathy,Dave,and Tom.

My heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your beautiful Mom.

I loved my sweet Aunt Pat

Many wonderful memories

Your Cousin

Donna Dutton Thomas


Amy Drainer

March 27, 2022 at 4:49 pm

Sorry, to the whole family. I didn’t know her, but I know most of the grandchildren. Prayers for all of u.


Lynn Bronkema

March 27, 2022 at 5:10 pm

Dear Tom , Kathy, David and Family So, So Sorry for the loss of your Beloved Mother , Pasty ! She will be Terribly missed by all that knew her !

One couldn’t ever find Such a Lovely Lady as she was! ( Even though she could be Stern at times, which sometimes we all need that ! ) Pat would always say “Remember, God Loves You ” while leaving her from a visit . May She Rest In Peace! I wish your whole family , Love, Strength, Peace and Prayers.



March 27, 2022 at 5:46 pm



Ralph & Patti Rybicki

March 27, 2022 at 8:15 pm

Truly sorry for your loss, a mother is and will always be a someone you will remember forever! May they all be the best memories ever!


Tracy Annette Jorgensen

March 27, 2022 at 8:18 pm

Pat was one in a million. She was a blessing in my life the moment I met her. I always look to her for her positivity in any situation. She is one of Gods special angel. My thoughts and prayers go to each of her family as they go through this journey called grief.


Joyce and Darl Gilliland

March 27, 2022 at 8:59 pm

Our sincerest and loving sympathy to all the family. Pat always had such a beautiful smile except when Darl was giving her a hard time. Once a very long time ago we were on a cruise and was surprised when we ran into Pat and her friends. Later that day Darl called Dave to tell him that he saw his mom on the top deck sunbathing nude. Of course that was not true. After Dave caught his breath, he laughed. He later told his mom what Darl had said and she was flabbergasted! Every time she would see Darl she would shake her head at him. She gave up being upset with him…eventually. Our hearts go out to her family but we all know she’s dancing with Jesus. God bless all of you.


Kathi Fuss

March 27, 2022 at 9:25 pm

I was S Osadden to read of Pat’s passing. Larry and I loved her and I have a lot of fun times memories! She was such a fun gal. She and June came to see Larry every week. I am sure those two women are having fun in Heaven! Sending hugs, prayers and love to all of you! God Bless!,


Katie Neslund

March 28, 2022 at 10:07 am

Dave and Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers for peace and comfort are with you.


Sally Betzner

March 28, 2022 at 6:14 pm

Tom, Dave and family so sorry to hear about Pat. A lovely lady. My mom and I used to go exercise swimming with her and Barb. Lots of fun those two. Prayers to you.



March 28, 2022 at 8:54 pm

I was so blessed to get to know your mom ,she was a great lady. You all were so blessed to have her as a mom. She was a very caring and good Christian women. Heaven is blessed to have her.


Lauri (Seibert ) Krueger

March 29, 2022 at 11:29 am

I just wanted to send my love and warm thoughts to all of you. Patsy was a such a bright and beautiful soul and a lovely woman….and she will be missed by me. She always made me feel so welcome at Meert gatherings and like I was one of her own. I always made sure to sit beside her as much as I could because she was a hoot and we shared many laughs. I adored her. XO


Chuck & Diane Housel

March 30, 2022 at 9:28 am

Our hearts are so sad but thoughts & memories of Pat bring smiles to our faces as we recall all the fun times we had with her over the years. She always had smiles & hugs to offer & a joy in her step. We are so blessed to have been able to call her a friend!❤️ We are also thankful to have been friends with the whole family for many years. ❤️ Sending sympathy, blessings & love to the whole family. ❤️



March 30, 2022 at 11:29 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. There is nothing like losing your Mom. Knowing you will see her again strengthens your heart, but I know you want her here. My love and prayers are being sent daily. Love you my friend.


Dee Krcatovich

March 31, 2022 at 7:13 pm

To the entire Dutton family,

My deepest condolences to each one of you in the loss of Pat. What a legacy she has left behind, The light of God’s love that shined so brightly through Pat has been passed onto her family and friends. She was a true disciple of our King and taught her family the true meaning of being a loved child of God. What a celebration there must have been when Pat was welcomed home. Rest In Peace dear friend. God be with and bless all who loved Pat.


Ellyn Deneau

April 1, 2022 at 10:59 am

I have such fond memories of Patsy, strength, heart, smiles, and tenacity. She is now in heaven with

all of her strengths, and joy. She leaves an amazing legacy of family and friends.

God Bless you all!

Jim and Ellyn Deneau


Lon Hoyer

April 1, 2022 at 11:55 am

Dave & Jackie-Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You’ll be in my thoughts during this difficult time.


Jackie Esterline

April 3, 2022 at 1:33 pm

Kathy, Dave, and Tom,

I’m so sorry I didn’t know of your mom’s passing until after the service. I would so liked to have seen you all. I have so many fond memories of Pat from taking care of you three as young kids to riding with her ‘lead foot’ over to visit my mom in the nursing home, and so many times in between. She and my mom were such good friends for so many years. She was surely one of a kind. A beautiful person. I’m so glad to have known her and called her my friend.


Sandy Brink

April 12, 2022 at 12:08 pm

Dave, Jackie and family: I am so sorry to hear of Patsy’s passing. I remember her from back when we were kids. She was a wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.


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