Patricia A. Clinker
MUNISING – Patricia Ann Clinker, Nov. 19, 1934, to her passing on Nov. 16, 2013, lived a very full life. This past year, her most difficult struggles with diabetes and kidney dialysis gave her family a very rewarding opportunity to say what was in their hearts.
Patricia Ann Clinker (maiden name Fountain) Segerstrom, Bockorny was the world’s best pie crust maker, soup connoisseur (one who has expert knowledge) and inventor of the windshield toboggan.
Pat, as everyone called her, loved to camp and fish. She spent many summers at Corner Lake with her children coming and going as often as they could on weekends and vacations. Sitting around the campfire, telling jokes and stories, she had an infectious laugh which usually brought her and anyone around her to tears. Ask her why she was crying and you could always count on, “Just because.” When you came to camp you had better brought your can of change to play cards. She taught her children and grandchildren to fish off the dock, pontoon and the shores of Straits Lake.
Pat had quite a collection of her favorite paperback romance novels, never mind if she read them, but you can be assured they all had a handsome long haired Indian warrior on the cover. She never left home without putting on lipstick, which could be found at the bottom of her purse in shades of ruby red, plum, and fuchsia.
She lived most recently at the Manor in Munising where she was an avid bingo player. She enjoyed visiting with the many residents there and lent a helping hand with social functions.
Pat’s home was filled with the pictures of her seven children who survive her, Dennis (Jane) Segerstrom of Manistique, Mich., Tina (Gene ) Beulen of Menasha, Wis., Debra (Mike) Zeinert of Neenah, Wis., Bradley (Shelly) Segerstrom of Campbellsport, Wis., Torri (Larry) Wood of
Marquette, Mich., John (Joanna) Segerstrom of Shingleton, Mich., Tracy (Jeanne) Segerstrom of Christmas; Mich.; a foster son, Travis Ebert; 21 grandchildren, Jenny (John) OConnor, Jamie Moose, Jeff (Amber) Segerstrom, Ryan (Katie) Feucht, Lindsey (Eric) Hanson, Peter Beulen, Mike (Chris) Wiesner, Dawn (Jared) Wernicke, Tony (Jenelle) Wiesner, Colise (Brian) Schmitz, Tammi (Micheal) Taylor, Josh (Brooke) Segerstrom, Nathan Ray, Robert Feldner, Stephanie (Brom) Segerstrom, Erica Segerstrom, Joey Segerstrom, Diedre Segerstrom, Kennedy Segerstrom, Bradley (Emily) Segerstrom, Cory Segerstrom; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Segerstrom and Bernice (William) Howell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Lorraine (nee Lamourie) Fountain; and her husbands, Wallace Clinker, Robert Bockorny, and Aldean Segerstrom; her sister, Madelyn; brother-in-law, Jerome Segerstrom; and nephew, Christopher Segerstrom.
Services were held at Bowerman Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Deacon Tom Moseley from Sacred Heart conducted Pat’s funeral service in the funeral home’s chapel at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Cook’s Cemetery on Thursday at 11 a.m.
Pat’s obituary and guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.bowermanfuneralhome.net.