of Chelsea, Michigan.  Patricia died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the age of 92. Born September 26, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Walter Kranich and Edith White Kranich, Pat was the oldest of three daughters. Pat attended Fritz Elementary School and Ann Arbor High School. On April 27, 1948 she married the love of her life Guy Patrick Russell. They made their home in Ypsilanti, Michigan until their move to Chelsea, Michigan in 1972. Pat and Guy bought an 1860’s farm house and she delighted in keeping the farmhouse historically accurate. She inspired those around her with knowledge of period decorating. Pat was passionate about collecting primitives and other antiques that were period to her house. She was very knowledgeable about growing herbs and had beautiful herb gardens. Pat was an incredibly creative person and was very generous with her time. She was involved with the Waterloo Farm Museum ( Waterloo, Mi ) for many years. Pat was always kind, charming and elegant. She took delight in her family which she made the center of her life.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Guy and beloved son Timothy John.

She is survived by her adoring children Mary Therese Russell, Sandra Lee Russell, Hugh Patrick Russell (Donna), Michael Joseph Russell (Lois), Sue Ann Stamper (Michael), Rebecca Marie Dawson (Brett), Marilyn Kay Stanley, Elizabeth Irene Hadley (John Jarvis), Christine Brigitt Moore (Steve); grandchildren Joy, Brian, Megan, Laura, Jesse, Benjamin, Teresa, Travis, Rosemary, James, Amber, Jon, Stephen, Michael and William. Her family includes numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Pat lived life to the fullest with a positive attitude, love for her family and delight in the world around her!

A Funeral Mass was held Friday, Feb. 10th 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. The family received friends Friday from 10-11 am at the church. Burial followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Waterloo. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel. 

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#7 Don and Debbie Noye 2023-02-05 18:53
We are saddened to hear about your mom and grandma. We enjoyed having Pat as our neighbor, she was always friendly and we liked having chats with her. We know she will be missed. Sending prayers of comfort for you all at this time of loss.
#6 Jean Dunn 2023-02-05 11:46
Russell Family
Thanks for sharing your Mom with me. I always enjoyed the conversations and the smiles. She was my mentor when learning the ropes of Election Inspector for Lyndon Twp. I appreciated the time we had together. Jean Dunn
#5 Vivian Stoll 2023-02-02 15:50
She was a wonderful lady. It was an honor to know her.
My heart goes out to you Terry and your family
#4 Barb Roderick 2023-01-31 16:35
I'm sorry for your loss. I remember Pat taking part in the neighborhood ladies gatherings. We all partook in our love of goats.
#3 Myers Maryann 2023-01-31 14:42
Sorry to hear that Pat has passed. She was a great addition to the Waterloo community. Always friendly and ready to share her new ideas with her new neighbors. God bless each of you.
#2 Georgia Beeman 2023-01-31 12:29
So sorry for your loss. Pat was a kind and generous lady.and enjoyed having her as a neighbor..
#1 Janet Tanner 2023-01-30 19:59
I’m so very sorry for your loss.Sending hugs❤️

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