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June 11, 1941 - January 6, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Kalamazoo Covenant Church, 5708 E. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

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Age 76, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Patricia was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on June 11, 1941; the daughter of the late Aarend and Verl (Kennedy) Stoppelberg. She was a loving mother, daughter, Nana, aunt and friend to many and will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Those who did know her, know what an incredibly strong and courageous woman she was. Patricia never gave up and did it all while keeping a positive attitude. She attended Western Michigan University and retired from Shaw Dental Studio. She loved being around people and having company at her home. Patricia also loved to travel, including to the Netherlands, Hawaii, Texas and Traverse City. She was a faithful member of her church and enjoyed singing traditional hymns. Patricia also enjoyed listening to music, especially the “oldies but goodies” of the 50’s and would dance like no one was watching. She attended monthly 59’ers luncheons and class reunions for both Gull Lake and Delton. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society and loved watching her favorite shows, including the Nature, History, Sci-Fi and Food channels. She was always eager to share what she learned on those channels too. Patricia’s greatest passions was sewing. She could make, alter, mend or repair anything. She was also gifted at cross-stitch and knitting. Patricia also enjoyed collecting teapots, gnomes and Santa figurines. She was proud to display photos of her family in her home and cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nana’s famous popcorn along with a movie was a favorite pastime for her grandkids. Patricia is survived by her children, Sandy (Steve) Stenger, Todd (Denise) MacPherson, Chris Stahl and Mike MacPherson; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and sister, Kathy Fleece. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Leversee and grandmother, Fanny Kennedy.