TRAVERSE CITY — Patricia J. Schlegel, age 70, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at home after a three-year battle with cancer. Pat was born Nov. 13, 1942, to the late Grant and Clara (Carns) Reed of Bear Lake.
She attended Bear Lake Schools, where she graduated in 1961.
On Oct. 1, 1966, she married Frederick H. Schlegel, formerly of Beulah, at Pleasanton Methodist Church.
Her favorite pastime was reading books. She liked to cook, sew, spoil her grandkids, write letters, and best of all, spend time with her family. She will always be remembered with a smile on her face. She was a homemaker for the last 43 years before being diagnosed with cancer in 2009.
Her husband of 46 years survives, as well as her four children, Darren (Gina), Paul (Sonia), Shawn (Samantha) and daughter, Heather; 16 grandchildren, Ana, Ruben, Emerson, Collin, Kaleb, Trisha, Payton, Hailee, Morgan, Aaron, Devin, Julianna, Alexis, Catelynn, Madelynn and Cameron; brothers, Dennis, Melvin, Dana, Les (Kim) and Ken Reed; one sister, Alicia (Craig) Bond: one aunt, Viola Weatherwax; family friend, Bob; and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet; brother-in-law, Ron; sister-in-law, Norma; and infant nephew, Aaron.
A celebration of Patricia’s life will be Saturday, May 4, at Grawn United Methodist Church, 1260 West Silver Lake Road, with visitation at 10 a.m. and a service at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice and Grawn United Methodist Church.
The family is being served by Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.