Patricia A. King
She was born March 14, 1935, in Engadine, Mich., the daughter of Thomas and Pearl (Aslin) Collins. Following the death of her father, she lived with and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Josephine and Albert Vincent and was a graduate of Engadine High School.
On April 6, 1953, the former Patricia A. Collins married Harvey H. King in Naubinway, Mich. They moved to Gulliver in 1961 and raised their family there. Harvey preceded her in death on June 12, 2003.
Over the years, Pat was employed as assistant postmaster in Naubinway, as a cook at Old Deerfield, at Gulliver Bar, and lastly as an Elder worker at the Tribal Center in Manistique.
Pat played the piano and guitar and was a member of the King Family Band. She was a homemaker who enjoyed canning, baking and gardening. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother loved by all who knew her.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Mary (Dan) Reed of Manistique, Mich., Sharon (Paul) Hutchinson of Manistique, Peggy Tennyson of Manistique and Lisa (Rick) Siddall of Manistique; sons, Patrick King of Gulliver, Michael (Mary) King of Howell, Mich., and Richard King of Spooner, Wis.; grandchildren, Allen (Amy) Hutchinson, Stacy King, Ann (Dan) Phillips, Terri (Adam) Knorr, Samantha Tennyson, Alicia (Geoff)
Vallier, Christopher (Rachel) King, Audrey Hutchinson, Jesse (Brian) Marks, Elizabeth Tennyson, Ricky (Micci) Siddall, Joseph King and Karlene Carey; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marlene (Ken) Graham of Brimley, Mich., Leona (Richard) McCuaig and Cheri (Lyle) Hoornstra both of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Juanita (John) Hill of Brimley, and Kathy Cramer of Indiana; brother, Roland Lipponen of Brimley; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Janet King; sister-inlaw, Janice King; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven King; and four brothers.
Visitation was 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with Father Glenn Theoret officiating.
Burial will be in Naubinway Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.