PATRICIA (PATTI) ANN GARCIA (GIELCZYK)
Patti A. Garcia, 71 went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 15, 2021. She was born to Al and Betty (Duskey) Gielczyk in Manistee, Michigan on May 9, 1949.
Patti graduated from Manistee High school. Following graduation she worked at several businesses in the Manistee Area. She had been living in Kentwood, Michigan for the past 30 years where she made several lasting friendships. For the past 4 months she had been residing at Spectrum Nursing Home.
Patti attended Anchor Community Church in Cutlerville where she enjoyed her Faith Community Family. She was also known as the “card lady” as she enjoyed sending cards to anyone who had a Birthday, Anniversary, or just needed to be lifted up. Patti also was an amazing cook and known for her “Homemade” chocolate cake and Peanut Butter Pie. A very special thank you to the 4 ladies from Volunteers in Service who played a very important part in her well being. In addition to her parents she was predeceased in death by a very dear Grandson, Jesse Marcum in 2018. Surviving is her Daughter, Melinda A. Marcum of Kentucky, Randy (Sue) Garcia of Scottville, Michael (Cindy) of Scottville, Phillip of Ludington, and Melissa of Manistee. A sister and brother-in-law Bob and Jeanne Ridderman of Plainwell, a brother, Alan Gielczyk of Wilmar, MN, two nephews and their family. Justin (Carolyn) Ridderman and Andy (Alysha) Ridderman. Grandchildren: Jason, Olivia, Daman, Sabrina, and Emily. One Great Grand daughter Emma Elizabeth. One great niece Layne Elizabeth, Two great nephews Bennett and Lawson Ridderman. A very dear friend, Toni Johnson.
A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday May 8, 2021 at 11:00 at Grandville Baptist Church 4325 40th Street, Grandville, MI. Visitation will be one half hour before the service. Those who wish to remember Patti in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Anchor Community Church, 1632 Willis Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids, Mi 49504 or directly on their website at anchorcommuitychurch.org or Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.
Momma Patti I miss you so much.Am so happy Jason an I got to see you,a week before you passed away. I love you Momma,your not hurting any more an your with Jesse now in heaven.
- Melinda Ann Marcum
Patti Patti, as I called her, or Grandma Patti as my kids called her, was a special lady in our lives. Patti loved. She loved everyone and loved everyone dearly. She showed this in many ways: her home-made cakes, her smile, a friendly conversation, and cards. She would send birthday cards to each family member, anniversaries were never forgotten. My children loved Grandma Patti. Due to distance and death, Grandma Patti was the closest Grandma in their lives. As she enjoys her heavenly reward, we rejoice in the legacy she leaves.
- Sheri Adams
Even through I know you are finally at peace and whole we are strugging without you. You are gone but will never, ever be forgotten, always in our hearts.
- Bob and Jeanne Ridderman
Patti will be sadly missed, but know she is with Our Lord and Savior!
She was a treasure to my mother whom they both loved each other!
She sent many cards to my mom and my mom loved receiving them!
Patti fly high with Our Lord! He got another jewel!
- Gena and Naomi Ridderman
Patti you made such an impression on everyone you met. You had such a loving heart, sense of humor and giving spirit that people couldn’t help but be drawn to your light and loved forever. You will be missed.
- Toni Johnson