Patricia R. Pearson

Patricia R. Pearson

Patty went home to be with her Lord, to lie in the grass and look up at the blue sky and to see her daddy’s face, on her 47th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

She was born in Plainwell on July 9, 1952, the daughter of Kenneth and Betty (Dekilder) McLaughlin. Patty had worked at several area businesses including, Boulter’s Gifts in Otsego, Bright World in Kalamazoo, Neurosurgery of Kalamazoo and had also sold Avon and taught aerobics. In her spare time Patty loved going shopping in Shipshewana and decorating for Halloween and Christmas. On January 10, 1970 at St. Margaret Catholic Church she married her grade school sweetheart, Michael Pearson who survives.

Also surviving are their 2 beautiful children, Amy Arlene and Michael Kenneth who were her strength to live every day; her loving grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Wood who kept her life happy every day; her wonderful son-in–law, Bill Wood who rescued her from time to time; her mother, Betty McLaughlin; sister, Sandy (Gary) Zantello; her in-laws, the Pearson family who always supported and prayed for her; special friends, Sharon Watson, Debbie DeYoung, Elizabeth Zadney and Ted Martin, without their support she wouldn’t have gotten through many days and her beloved kitty, Callie Mae.  

She was preceded in death by her father and many extended relatives.

Friends may meet with Patty’s family from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego with Rev. Fr. Ben Huynh and Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Watson Township.

Contributions in memory of Patty may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan or St. Margaret Catholic School.

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  1. Mike and Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal says:

    Mike and all your family.
    Mike and my deepest sympathy.
    Patty was a beautiful person.
    May God’s Grace be with all who loved her.
    Mike and Agnes ( Schmitt Vanarsdal

  2. Terri Zantello says:

    Thanks for being a big sister to me Aunt Patty when I was growing up. 🙂

  3. Kevin & Jeanne Lewis says:

    We loved talking with Patti. She was a special neighbor and will surely be missed!

  4. Diane Boysen says:

    I went to school with Patti years ago and am very sorry to hear this. She was a very nice gal. Sending prayers up for her families and friends.

  5. Kathleen (Snyder) Fisher says:

    So sorry to hear about Patty. She lived down the street from me when we were growing up. I haven’t seen her in years, but I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers going out for her family and friends. God Bless you.

  6. Lorna Sisson says:

    Our hearts are so sad in hearing of Patty’s passing. Patty and her family were our neighbors for 27 years and our kids grew up together. We have so many wonderful memories of those happy times.Patty was always a kind, caring and good friend. She loved her family so and always talked so proudly about her grandsons. It was always a treat to see their home with her beautiful decorations at Christmas. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike, Amy, Mikey and family. May God give you the wonderful memories to hold in your hearts and help you through this very difficult time.
    Love, Lorna & Craig Sisson

  7. Diane Glessner says:

    Dear Mike & family,
    Our hearts are hurting for your loss. Patti was such a sweet gal with a fun since of humor and beautiful smile. I enjoyed working with her at Julie’s store and sharing the ” Boulter’s Beauties” title that Julie gave us. We had some great “dirty bingo”games with lots of giggles. Praising God for her strong faith and praying God’s peace upon you.
    Love, Diane & John Glessner

  8. Donna Tharge says:

    Condolences to all the family. Prayers for Mike and the children. l went to school with both Patty and MIKe. Great people. God Bless

  9. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    We were so saddened to hear of Patty’s passing. She was such a beautiful person – always smiling and so friendly whenever we saw her. Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven watching over all of you!

  10. Dick and Sylvia Davis says:

    Mike our condolences to you and your family on the loss of wife and mother. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  11. Joe And Kelly Sherwood says:

    Mike and family,

    So very sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Bernie and Peg Betke says:

    Mike our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Patty was a great person. Find strength in family, friends and God.

  13. Randy Plotts says:

    Patty most definitely left this world (and our community) better than it was when she entered it. She and Mike were always so nice to me even when I maybe didn’t deserve it. She always brightened the day of myself and I’m sure others when we would run into each other. God Bless you Mrs Pearson.

  14. Karen Koehn says:

    Condolences and prayers for Mike and the entire family.

  15. Susie (Hicks) Browne says:

    Sandy, my very heart goes out to you. Mere words cannot convey. I am as near as the phone.
    God is with you, as near as the air that you breathe. My mother’s favorite words to repeat, God is in me and He surrounds me.

  16. Jim & Bonnie Hoffman says:

    Mike and family, our hearts are broken with the passing of Patty. She always had the perfect things to say and made you feel loved and worthy. Know now she is in the loving arms of Jesus and no longer in any pain. She will be missed by everyone she touched. If you need anything please call anytime. Love to you all, Jim & Bonnie

  17. Sue Lindsey says:

    Mike and family, Sandy and Gary, Sharon and Doug…….So, sorry to hear of Patti’s passing….she was such a sweet person….always enjoyed talking to her when we would run into each other out shopping…..catching up on all the news !! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time…..hold onto all your wonderful memories, as they will help you through this very difficult time. God Bless

  18. Colleen (Kelsey) Ziemer says:

    Mike and Family, So sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. I went to high school with her and she was always so nice. Haven’t seen her in a long time but I’ve never forgotten how nice of a person she was. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.

  19. pearson's from pine lake says:

    mike and family. we’re never ready when a loved one leaves this world. there’s always so much left we wanted to say. we long to turn back time. and tell all that’s in our hearts. we love you brother.

  20. J golden says:

    Mike and family, words can not express how sorry I am for your loss please know your in my prayers. God bless. J. Golden

  21. Ken and Gail Watson says:

    So sorry to hear about Patti. May the Lord give you all peace and comfort and the blessed assurance that she is in the arms of her loving Saviour. She will certainly be missed by so many.

  22. alison macdonald harris says:

    So sorry about patti pass I rememb that we went to Amy baby shower at aunt flare house

  23. Marc& Janet Reardon says:

    Mike and family so sorry to hear about Patty she was one of the best. Heaven gained another ANGEL.

  24. Jeni Keeler Mirkes and Marsha Keeler says:

    Mike, Amy, and Mike,

    We are so sorry to hear about Patti’s passing! She was such a wonderful woman! We have so many fun and cherished memories of living next door to you all for years. Patti always had kind words, a warm heart, and a contagious laugh that we loved to be around. She will be greatly missed and we will be praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

  25. Jeanie and Phil Nichols says:

    Mike and family,
    We just found out today of Patti’s passing. My heart is aching for you and the family. Patti was a special person that had the ability to show love. She had a laugh that makes me smile just to think of her. I pray for your comfort, peace and healing.

  26. Bonnie Mott Ketchum says:

    I am so sorry to hear you have lost Patty. Although we had lost touch, I remember her as one of the loveliest girls in school; her beauty was both inside and out . I hope you are comforted by the memories you share and the knowledge that her presence warmed her part of the world.

  27. Sandy Town Scott says:

    Patty was a very special lady. She never missed a chance to give a big smile and a warm hug. It sounds like everyone else that knew her felt the same way. I’m so sorry for her family. My prayers are with all of you.

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