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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
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Patricia Lerche

Patricia E Lerche (Kinsman)

Friday, March 15, 1940 - Monday, November 30, 2020
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PATRICIA ELENOR (KINSMAN) LERCHE, 80, A RESIDENT OF CALUMET PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2020 AT PORTAGE POINTE IN HANCOCK.
SHE WAS BORN ON MARCH 15, 1940 IN DETROIT TO ELIZABETH (ELWOOD) TAURIAINEN AND LORNE KINSMAN. SHE ATTENDED THE LOCAL SCHOOLS.
PAT MET HER FIRST HUSBAND, DONALD, WHILE HE WAS STATIONED AT CALUMET AIR FORCE BASE AND WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE TRAVELED WHILE DON WAS ENLISTED, INCLUDING OVERSEAS IN SPAIN, WHERE THEIR DAUGHTER, RAMONA, WAS BORN. AFTER PAT MET & MARRIED THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GENE IN 1988, THEY ENJOYED TOURING AMERICA IN THEIR RV.
PAT RETIRED AS A NURSE AIDE FROM STILLWATERS IN CALUMET, AND ALSO WORKED AT CALUMET ELECTRONICS, ENRIETTI’S AND THE BON TON IN LAURIUM.
PAT AND GENE WERE ACTIVE WITH THE SALVATION ARMY, SINGING WHEREVER THEIR CAMPER WAS PARKED IN EITHER FLORIDA OR MICHIGAN.
PAT WAS AN AVID MUSICIAN, AND LOVED TO PLAY GUITAR & SING WITH OTHERS. SHE PLAYED MANY LOCAL VENUES, INCLUDING EVENTS AT GAY, MOHAWK, THE CALUMET THEATER, MISERY BAY, AGATE BEACH, AS WELL AS WITH JIM & LORETTA LAPLANDER AND RON LAHTI, JUST TO NAME A FEW. THERE ARE SO MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF PAT SINGING AND PLAYING GUITAR, WE CAN’T LIST THEM ALL.
HAVING COME FROM A MUSICAL FAMILY, MANY GREAT MEMORIES WERE MADE SINGING WITH HER STEP-DAD, AS WELL AS HER CHILDREN, AUNTS, UNCLES, & COUSINS DURING JAM SESSIONS, AND AT THE TAURIAINEN FAMILY CAMP IN GAY, MI.
SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LAURIUM SHINING LIGHT CHURCH IN LAURIUM, AND POST 90 LADIES AUXILARY IN LAKE LINDEN.
PAT LOOKED FORWARD TO GETTING TOGETHER WITH HER LONGTIME FRIENDS & APPRECIATED THE LOVE & LAUGHTER. THANKS TO ALL WHO CALLED & VISITED (LOIE, SANDY, BEV, ELAINE & SUE)
PAT & HER FAMILY ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE CARE GIVEN BY DR. TOM FOR MANY YEARS.
TO TOM, RENEE, MADDY, ABBY, MIKE, BEN & ROSE – SHE'LL ALWAYS BE "GRAMMA PAT".
PAT & HER FAMILY ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY YEARS OF CARE WITH THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT UPCAP & AT-HOME-COMPANIONS, AND SINCE AUGUST 2020, THE STAFF AT PORTAGE POINTE.
PAT KNEW THAT HER “GIRLS” (BRENDA, DEBBIE, LISA, ROSE, SUE, CRYSTAL) LOVED HER AS MUCH AS SHE LOVED THEM.
PAT WAS KNOWN FOR BEING "SASSY" AND ALWAYS KEPT THOSE WHO VISITED HER ON THEIR TOES.
SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, ELIZABETH & ELWOOD TAURIAINEN AND LORNE KINSMAN, BROTHERS, WILLIAM & LORNE (BOB) KINSMAN, CHILDREN, KIMBERLY HANSON & DONALD (GEB) ELANDER, GRANDCHILDREN DONALD ELANDER, JR., AND, INFANT GRANDSONS, ZACHARY & SAMUEL ELANDER.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTER: RAMONA (MARK) ENGLUND – LAKE LINDEN, MI
GRANDCHILDREN : CHRISTOPHER (ANGIE) ELANDER – COLDWATER, OH, ADRIA (JASON) LAPLANDER – HUBBELL, MI
ARIC (ELYSSA) DANIS – ESTERO, FL, NAOMILYNN (SELENA) ELANDER – HOUGHTON, MI
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: ETHAN & LAUREN ELANDER, ELIZA & ELLIANA LAPLANDER,
MADELYN PUURI & WILLIAM MOMENEE, BLEYSE ELANDER
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: KAY ELANDER – HANCOCK, MI
SON-IN-LAW: LARS HANSON – WEST BEND, WI
SISTER-IN-LAW: LORRAINE ELANDER – PHOENIX, AZ
ALONG WITH SEVERAL NIECES, NEPHEW & COUSINS.
HOPEFULLY, THE FAMILY CAN HAVE A LOCAL MEMORIAL SERVICE SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER OF 2021.
BURIAL WILL BE BY GENE'S SIDE - AT GILMORE TOWNSHIP CEMETERY IN FARWELL, MI – ALSO, DURING THE SUMMER OF 2021.
ONLINE CONDOLENCES FOR THE FAMILY MAY BE LEFT AT WWW.ERICKSONCROWLEYPETERSON.COM
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Lorne S. Kinsman

Posted at 11:52pm
Sorry this to hear this sad news about your cousin passing away you’re in your prayers and thoughts from your cousins up here in Canada 🇨🇦 Lorne S. Kinsman. l_s_kinsman@myself.com
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rtuisku@charter.net

Posted at 11:45am
Our condolences to the familly. Both Judy and Dick enjoyed many good times singing with and listening to Pat. Dick also remembers her as a guest on his K-Bear hall of fame broadcast live from the Bluffs. She was a sweet woman and will be missed.

JoAnne Stefanac

Posted at 10:38am
Dave and I want to send our sympathies to the family. So very sorry for your loss. Pat was such a sweet lady and will surely be missed by SO many people who knew and loved her. My heart goes out to you as you go through this time of grief. Sending you all ((hugs)) from Washington state.

Cecelia Trevino

Posted at 09:07am
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Pat at Our Lady of Mercy. She was a wonderful women full of laughs. I know she will be missed by many. Cecelia Trevino
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Ann Gasperich

Posted at 11:00am
She sounds like a wonderful lady! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
 
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Ron Lahti Posted at 06:15pm

So sorry to here about Pat she was a wonderful lady. Loved playing music and singing with her she will be missed
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