JOAN MARLENE PATRICK, age 85 years, of Osseo passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Country Living, Drews Place in Hillsdale. She was born on March 28, 1934, in Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan, the daughter of Eber J. and Loceal R. (Shull) Cunningham.
Joan graduated from Pittsford High School in 1952 and then earned her secretarial associate degree from Jackson Business College. She married Lawrence Edward Patrick on July 28, 1956, at Wheatland Congregational Church in Pittsford. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2020. Together they owned and operated Pat-Son Farm from 1958-1994, raising Registered Holsteins. She worked at Consumers Energy in Jackson and then Hillsdale College Food Service Department. Joan enjoyed gardening, canning, spending time with family. She was active in the community with Womens Club, Farm Bureau, MMPA and active with the Hillsdale County Fair for 50 plus years. Joan was a member of the Wheatland Congregational Church in Pittsford. She will be truly missed by all who knew her, especially her family.
Surviving Joan are her four children, Dawn (Todd) Johnson of Pittsford, Denese (Richard) Belson of Pittsford, Lawrence (Deb) Patrick of Hudson, Dette (Dave) Bischoff of Lasalle, Wisconsin, 14 grandchildren, Larry (Kelsi) Johnson, Maria (Kevin) Wilson, Jenni (Andy) Lee, Matthew (Lisa) Patterson, Jessie Patrick, Jolene (Troy) Pickford, Lance (Karie) Patrick, Luke (Ashley) Patrick, Daniel (Jessie) Patrick, Kala (Chris) Pierucki, William (Olivia) Belson, Katie (Nick) Burch, Zac Bischoff, Christine Bishoff, 22 great-grandchildren, Whitley, Oakley, Andrea, Aden, Jacob, Scott, Malia, Kassandra, Macayle, Lyra, Madelyn, Cole, Kaydence, Elizabeth, Emma, Kaylee, Lexi, Eber, Kenzee, Kaydence, Harper and Lakelyn, a brother, James (Litz) Cunningham of Pittsford, a sister, Loretta Peterson of Manitou Beach and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, grandson, Lawrence Patrick, Jr., parents, a sister, Deanna (Stan) Miller and brother-in-law, Kenneth Peterson.
Funeral Services for Joan and Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Fred Slagle officiating. Burial will follow at Church’s Corners Cemetery in Pittsford. Visitation will be on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to SouthernCare Hospice, Hillsdale County 4 H or Wheatland Congregational Church.