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  • Visitation:  6-8 p.m.  Monday
  • Funeral:  1:00 p.m.  Tuesday

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Mrs. Louisa Hannah Pattee, age 95, of Blue Lake, Spencer Township, passed away Friday morning, May 11, 2007 under the loving care of her family at home. The daughter of Charles & Phoebe (McDade) Wrench, she was born in Alma.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Louisa found her greatest joy in spending time with her family. Following her husbands death, she had worked as an in-home healthcare nurse and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur H. Pattee on Sept. 28, 1968; five children, Patricia Katherine Pattee, Patricia Mary Pattee, Clarellen Scott, John Huyck, and Ted Smith; a sister, Pearl Parker; and two brothers, Bill Wrench, and Lymon McDade.

Surviving are three children, Charles & Priscilla Smith of Albert Lee, Minnesota, Arta & Richard Schumaker of Grand Rapids, and Jane Katterjohn of Blue Lake; fifteen grandchildren, Dan Katterjohn & Kris Kellogg, Carl II & Julie Katterjohn, Patti & Steve Powell, Diana & Wayne Dillon Jr., Ken Schumaker, Paul & Keiko Schumaker, Joanna & James VanDyke, Paula Wells, Jim & Sandy Huyck, MaryAnn Ackerson, Julie & Scott Sorensen, Mike & Deb Smith, Steve Smith, Brian Lambert, and Rex Lambert; twenty-eight great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with burial following at Trufant Cemetery. The Rev. Joel Heron, pastor of Greenville Community Church, will officiate. Visitation is Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, where envelopes for memorial contributions to Hospice will be available.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Louisas online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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