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Patricia "Patty" J. (Gillette) Schoonmaker

September 15, 1959 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 60)


Patricia (Patty) Jean Schoonmaker 60, of Lake Odessa passed away unexpectedly Sept 26, 2019 at the Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids.  She was born Sept 15, 1959 in Lansing, MI to Marian & Harold Gillette.  She graduated from Lakewood High School Class of 1977.  She joined the Army and served as an M.P. with the 61st M.P. Company serving for 8 years.  After the military she moved back to Lake Odessa to raise her boys.  Patty a lifetime artist and crafter could always be found working on something one project or another.  To support her family, she worked at the Red Cross in Ionia for 6 years and was currently managing Morrison Lake Country Club.  She was such a people person and truly loved working with the public.   She was a current member of the Woodland Eagles. 

She will be dearly missed by her sons Chris Schoonmaker and David (Jessica) Schoonmaker, her sisters Cindy Gillette and Mary Gillette, sister-in-law Kris Gillette and Darlene Gillette, her grandchildren Hallie, Isabella, Erik and Edward and many very special friends.

Patty was proceeded in death by her parents and her brothers Rick and Harold Gillette.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help cover expenses.    

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Memorial Mass
October 1, 2019

11:00 AM
Saint Edwards Catholic Church
531 Jordan Lake Street
Lake Odessa, MI 48849

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