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Patricia A. Nearing
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Patricia A. Nearing, age 83 years, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at her residence. She was born on November 27, 1933 in Munger, MI., to the late Peter and Theresa (Stefanski) Ratajczak. Patricia graduated from Bay City Central High School, Class of 1951. On November 29, 1952, Patricia married Erwin M. Nearing and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1995. She was a lifelong member St. Norbert Catholic Church in Munger and was a dedicated volunteer at McLaren-Bay Region for 17 years. Patricia retired from Michigan Bell after 25 years of service and owned and operated Nearings Place in Munger for 24 years. She was a longtime ticket holder at the Bay City Players. She enjoyed playing cards, polka's, weekly lunches with her "lunch ladies", traveling, camping, and volunteering for various organizations. Patricia's real passion was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Patricia is survived by her four children: Lynn Dinsmore of Fairgrove, Mary K. (Dennis) Taylor of Midland, Michael G. (Linda) Nearing of Saline, and Lori A. (Timothy) Majeske of Munger; nine grandchildren: Kristina Dinsmore, Ryan (Lauren) Dinsmore, Michelle (Deric) Maguire, Matthew Taylor and Heather Tomlinson, Timothy Jr. (Sara) Majeske, Keith (Kelly) Majeske, Bryan, Brett and Brendan Nearing; four great-grandchildren: Drayven and Cameron Maguire, Gabriel and Maggie Majeske; and soon to arrive, Reese Dinsmore; brother: Peter (Marie) Ratajczak; niece: Anne Marie (Mike) Kalohn; nephews: Ron (Barb) Ratajczak, Chris (Karla) Ratajczak and David Nearing; special friends Avis Barrett and Mary Ann Vandenboom. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Erwin; granddaugher: Katherine (Katie) Nearing; brothers-in-law Norbert (Betty) Nearing, Steve Nearing, Bob (Edith) Sisson.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John Church) 614 Pine St., Essexville. Patricia will lie in state in church Tuesday after 9:00 AM. Rev. Dale A. Orlik will preside and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM; with the Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Disabled American Veterans Organization. Special thank you to the staffs of McLaren-Bay Region, Bay Medical Care Facility and New Hope Bay for all their care and support. For on-line sentiments: www. trahanfc.com


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Visitation

Monday

20

Nov

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, Inc

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Service

Tuesday

21

Nov

10:00 AM
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish - St. John Church

614 Pine Street
Essexxville, MI 48732

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery

805 Ridge Road
Bay City, MI 48708


Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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