Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 83, died Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born March 17, 1937 in Waterloo Township, the daughter of Joseph S. & Geraldine B. (Curry) Siegrist.
 
Pat graduated from Grass Lake High School in 1955 and remained in contact with many of her childhood friends through the years. Pat was a beloved mother and grandmother. As a mother, she was always there to help her children in any way possible. As a grandmother, she never missed a grandchild’s special day. She was special to each one of her grandchildren and was affectionately known among the grandkids as “Grandma Grape”, as she always had frozen grapes for a snack in the freezer.

 Pat was a life-long volunteer in the Chelsea community. She gave countless hours of service to the schools, to the community and to her church. She volunteered as President of the Chelsea Athletic Boosters and was a devoted member of the First Congregational Church. She was an example of selfless service to all. Most recently she was a resident at The Pines Apartments in Chelsea where she had many dear friends. She enjoyed being involved in the on-site activities and playing euchre on Monday evenings.
 
Patricia was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joan; her parents, Joseph and Geraldine (Curry) Siegrist and her siblings, Richard, Barbara and Bernita. She is survived by her children: Dawn Robards, Tony (Donna) Robards, Becky Clark, Shari Robards and Joyce (Jason) Pierson, along with eight grandchildren: Nathan Clark, Joshua Clark, Zachary Pierson, Jennifer Pierson, Wesley Pierson, Alex Pierson, Adam Robards, and Melissa Robards and seven great grandchildren.
 
Our family thanks all those who have loved our mother through the years. She loved her community and all those who surrounded her. She will be greatly missed.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please check www.ColeFuneralChapel.com for updates. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Chelsea.  Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.
 
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#20 Kathy Foreman Werner 2020-04-27 11:31
Dawn, Tony, Shari & families, sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom & your family growing up. My mom died in Oct so I know it's hard. God Bless.

Kathy
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#19 Zora Longworth 2020-04-08 17:31
We will miss Pat. It was always a bright moment to run into her in town. Some of my favorite memories are from the Hometown Holidays in town years ago when Kent and I would take the kids to the church basement. Pat was always there helping with cookies and making everyone feel welcome. We're so sorry for your loss.
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#18 Rick Sweeny 2020-04-07 17:18
Tony, Joyce, and family so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rick S.
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#17 Kathy Canham 2020-04-07 15:07
Heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Mom. She was a lovely woman who will always be remembered for her generosity and kindness. Sorry for your loss.
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#16 Michelle Tuplin 2020-04-07 14:35
We are all so very sorry to hear about Pat's passing. We loved living next door to Pat here on Middle Street. She would share her fantastic pretzels, push my kids in that double swing from the walnut tree, and always be there with a kind word. She was a dear friend, always smiling, always asking after loved ones. She will be sorely missed.
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#15 Debbie Colesa 2020-04-07 11:38
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. What a sweet and caring person she was; her smiling face and gentle spirit will be missed. I have very fond memories of coming to your house when I was a little girl; playing with your toy horses Joyce and swimming in the pool with you all. Even now as an adult your mom would always say hello and smile and ask about my life and family. In later years, I would see her yearly at the CROP walk handing out water and apples; always smiling and friendly as was her nature. Even though she will not be there in person, I will always remember her when we walk. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded with the love of friends and family and be comforted in knowing how well loved our mom was.
Debbie Colesa (Morris) and family
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#14 Doug & Wendy Beaumon 2020-04-06 23:21
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Like Rick Eder said Pat was always a special part of our lives from growing up in church and going to school with Joyce. She was also a special person to our kids as they grew up, supporting them in church and in anything they took on. She always had a minute to stop and ask how everyone in our family was doing even in Dec. when Doug's dad passed. She wanted to know what she could do for us. My favorite memory of Pat is when we were finishing getting ready for a chicken BBQ and I told her it was time to go home for the night and she wanted to finish just one more thing. She said you know I'm working in Gods house so that he knows me when I get to Heaven. I'm sure God knew her! We're so grateful that we had so many great times with her. She will be deeply missed.
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#13 Penny/Vern McGarity 2020-04-06 13:09
Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Penny & Vernon McGarity
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#12 Carol and Tom Dorer 2020-04-05 18:03
We have many fond memories with Pat. She was a very kind person and will be missed by many. Prayers for the comfort of her family and many friends.
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#11 Rick Taylor 2020-04-05 08:55
There are very few people in this world that actually live a life of love and kindness. Pat was living proof of this and she will be deeply missed. Pat set an example for the rest of us to follow and I doubt that many will ever achieve what she did everyday. God bless you Pat and my deepest sympathies to her family.
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