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Patricia I. Verolme, age 68, of Byron Center, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at home surrounded by family. The daughter of Fred & Ileen (Porter) Scribner, she was born on May 15, 1947 in Grand Rapids.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Verolme; brothers, Louie Scribner, and Robert (Donna) Scribner; brother-in-law, John Southwick; and daughter-in-law, Amy Kwiatkowski.

Surviving are her four children, Earl (Rosa) Kwiatkowski, Bob (Patti) Verolme, Ronda (Al) Lekenta, and Robin Galle; fourteen grandchildren; and many great grandchildren; two sisters, Scharlene Southwick, and Joann Scribner; four brothers, Harold (Elaine) Scribner, Gordon (Vicki) Scribner, Don (Janice) Scribner, and Fritz (Lois) Scribner; along with many nieces, nephews and friends at Care Resources.

The family would like to thank Faith Hospice for all they have done and a very special thank you to granddaughter, Krystal Falbe. Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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27 Comments

  1. Al & Ronda Lekenta on October 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Miss you momma



  2. Krystal on October 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I miss you my beautiful grandma



  3. Sherrie DeVries on October 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    You will be missed Grandma LOve you bunches… xoxoxo



  4. Ronnie on October 20, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I struggled with the decision, last wish granted, no funeral or service of any type. Some day we will be together again, then we celebrate!



  5. Emer on October 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Still cant believe that Im writing this. Never thought you would be taken this soon
    We love you and we will miss you. I will take good care of your brother for you. You kmow how much he loves you. And please give my brother a big hug for me. Love and hugs



  6. Amanda & Skyler on October 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    You are very loved, and greatly missed already. We cant imagine summer barbecues without you, grandpa and aunt char telling stories and making everyone laugh. Love you very much.



  7. Robin Lyn Galle on October 20, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    ” My Heavenly Father I humble myself before you and ask ”
    If roses grow in Heaven, pick a bunch for me..
    place them in her arms and tell her there from me..
    and when she turns to smile…
    kiss her upon her cheek and hold her in your arms for awhile for me.
    Remembering her will be easy..
    I will do it every day yet theres a pain in heart that will never go away…. ”
    I love you mama.. from your baby girl..



  8. David Scribner on October 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Ill miss you ever day
    Im happy your home with grandma & grandpa earl Bob setting around diningroom table playing cards waiting for our time to come & meet them there love you Patty



  9. Shaunna on October 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    My grandma was the bestest and I remember all the times we had and spending the night with her and I know she is in a good place and she all was will be watching me and she will be in my heart I am going to miss her alot and some day I will see her again but I will remember all the good times we had I am going to miss when she said do you remember when you were little you danced on the table but R.I.P grandma I am going to miss you alot



  10. Scribner on October 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I may have not seen you as much as I once did. My memories of you were always with me. Love you Aunt Patty



  11. Sherry Southwick on October 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Aunt Patty, your passing is such a huge loss to the entire family and many more. It will never be the same without you.
    I love you and miss you more than words can ever say.



  12. April on October 21, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Heaven got a littler brighter our hearts got heavier I know you are in an amazing place I love you aunt patty



  13. Scharlene Southwick on October 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Sis, Yet again Im left with a whole in my heart that cant be filled.
    I love you and I miss you more than I can say.
    I will see you when I get there.
    All my love, your sister Schar



  14. Harold E. Scribner on October 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Bless you Sister patty _ Go With God _



  15. Rosa Paul (Kwiatkowski) on October 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    To lose a mother or parent is never easy. I know & I just want to say that Patty is & was an amazing woman & a awesome mother-In-Law. I was only in her life for 6 years, but she welcomed me with open arms. I will miss our talks, our memories & our hugs. She would always call & tell Earl (her son) dont forget to tell Rosa & Jada, “I love them”..she always wanted me to know that. And she always asked when are you going to marry my Earl? Well Patty….we will be getting married real soon. I promise you that!! You will be missed Patty! May you dance with the stars today & always…..luv u!! :o)



  16. Dar & Jeff on October 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Aunt Patty we sure will miss you
    Love Dar & Jeff



  17. Earl Kwiatkowski on October 22, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Momma, you came to see see me in my dream last night. We all knew that you would do that, so things could be alright. Im going to share your words, with those who wish to read them……

    Moms Words….
    I just wanted to let you know that I made it home. The journey wasnt an easy one, but it didnt take too long.
    Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh and new. I wish that you all could close your eyes and that you could see it too.
    Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand god is taking care of me…Im in the shelter of his hands.
    Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying and Ill never hurt again.
    Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing. I really have to go for now….Ive just got to try my wings.

    Mom, as your oldest son, Im glad you made it home…. Although I must tell you, a piece of me is gone..

    So long for now, but this is not goodbye. By the grace of GOD, one day Ill get my WINGS & we will fly……



  18. fred&lois on October 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    We love you sis, and miss you very much.



  19. Robin Lyn Galle on October 25, 2015 at 12:35 am

    last night i just drove … until i seen the ocean… I sat there in the sand, watching the waves dancing across the water… and the dolphins playing in the water …ships going by…think about everything ..all night walking along the water..it was so peaceful listening to the wave came in.. just beautiful..and in the after noon today it started raining and i just walked in the rain… as i was leaving i was having thoughts of my mom again ..and her song came on the radio right then ” then i heard there was a storm coming it was going to hit CA or Mexico ? ” the biggest they said in US history ” I thought them poor people and then i heard what they called this storm ” the name ” It was my moms name… Patricia …I posted this on my page, Thank you for spending time with me mama I love you…They calling it a miracle ” ….www.cnn.com/2015/10/24/americas/hurricane-patricia/



  20. Gloria ferguson on October 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Patty you will be missed a lot.we all love you. You wont have to suffer anymore honey just be with the angles and you will fit right in because thats what you are a angle.love you forever gloria



  21. marion stawicki on October 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Patty you was the best daughter in law I ever had, let love you jmom



  22. George Stawicki on October 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Patty you will never know how much I love you.I will always keep you in my heart. I miss your calls and always will. I will miss you very much. Your loving husband George Stawicki



  23. Gloria ferguson on October 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I tried to get a candle the first time and it did not work so I am trying again



  24. Krystal on October 30, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I miss you calling especially at night asking if my doors were locked and the kids were home. Or how you use to rearrange and decorate all the time and get sick of it and start all over. I miss the banana song you use to sing to the kids. I miss how you use not think twice on telling people how it was and your words of wisdom. I can still feel you kiss the top of my head and play with my hair and your voice. You always knew when something was wrong with me and how to make me feel better. I feel selfish for missing you Grandma Patty because I know you are happy and how you always use to say you miss your mama. Until I see you again I will be missing you and cherishing all the memories. I love you sooo much Kryssy



  25. Your Baby on November 6, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Miss you mama. Apart of you will always live in us…
    https://youtu.be/G7O9OqBd2us



  26. macy on May 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    i miss you very much grandma i wish you where here with me right now but your not but i still know that you are up in heaven looking down at me and making me so happy and i miss how you used to sing the we have no bananas song i love you with all my heart xoxo



  27. ROBIN on January 29, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Love You Mama



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