Patricia Ann "Patty" Medler

Age 84, of Lake Odessa, Michigan, passed away August 22, 2015.  She was born April 29, 1931, in Lansing, to Melvin and Ruby Belbeck.  Patricia worked in the ceramics business for over 50 years, starting with her mother, teaching classes in Haslett.  From there, she operated a store in Wacousta for 13 years called “Patty’s Henhouse.”    In 1985, she opened “Village Craft Shoppe,” which she ran with her daughter.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; sister, Betty Medler; and her parents.  Surviving are:  daughter, Terry (Larry) Baldwin; sons, Gary (Lisa) Medler and Melvin (Jodi) Medler; 12 grandchildren, Nicole (Brian) Clarke, Noel (Nikki) Baldwin, Jamie (Mary) Medler, Garret Medler, Zachary (Brandy) Medler, Robert Boisvert, Stephanie Boisvert, Jennifer Medler, Tyler Medler, Kayleigh (JD) Owens, Hannah Medler and Seth Medler; as well as 12 great-grandchildren; and her cat, George.

Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  A graveside service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Glendale Cemetery in Okemos.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Advantage in memory of Patricia Medler.

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Christine Bailey
August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Mel, I am so sorry for your loss to you and your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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Carol and Charles Medler
August 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Dear Patty,
You were our sister, our friend, our travel buddy, our restaurant guide, and our sunshine. We will miss you. Love, Chuck and Carol

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Catherine Medler and Brandon Thomas
August 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Wonderful memories that make me smile…camping, Walt Disney World, cherry picking, painting, pool and card parties at your house – just to name a few. Great times! And who could forget yummy cottage-cheesed filled peaches and pears? Wonderful, wonderful memories.

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Ralph
August 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Dear Medler Family So sorry for Your loss. Only knew her for a short time. Enjoyed the few visits we shared, her great stories, and her awesome skills playing Yahtzee….Our thoughts and prayers are with you all……And of course lets not forget “George.”

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Janine Medler
August 24, 2015 at 10:11 pm

For my dear sweet aunt, I will miss our daily phone calls and visits. You have always been an important part of my life. Forever in my mind and heart.

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Phil & Beckie Wright
August 24, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Thoughts and prayers are with you Terry, Gary, Mel and all your families. Please know that we had lot of wonderful memories of Aunt Patty from pool parties, tennis, picnics, ceramics etc. Love and hugs to all of you.

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Jayne Kostal Osborn
August 25, 2015 at 7:27 am

Terry, I have wonderful memories of your Mom when we did ceramics at your Grandmother’s home. Your Mom had a wonderful talent for detail painting. I think of her each time I put out my Christmas Village. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jayne

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Marlene
August 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

I’ll remember you always. You accepted me and my Children into your family with open arms. I loved you and Grandpa with all my heart. I bet grandpas got a smile on his face from ear to ear. R.I.P.

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