Patricia Ann Macholtz, 78, of Bridgman passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at The Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Friends may visit with the family from 10 - 11 AM prior to the service at the funeral home. Final resting place will be Graceland Cemetery in Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Send flowers to the family and online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Patricia was born, Saturday, September 28, 1940 in St. Joseph, the daughter of the late Alex and Evelyn (Birch) Granke. On March 28, 1967 she married Frederick Macholtz and they shared 51 years together. They enjoyed traveling and visited Cozumel and Cancun for vacations. Patricia had a sense of freedom and she could always keep people together.
Survivors include her husband: Frederick; children: Keith Larson and Anthony (Norenza) Macholtz; grandchildren: Allen and Lillian Macholtz.
- - The Life of Patricia Macholtz by Allen Macholtz, Grandson - -
This is a passage to serve all the people who have known Patricia Ann Macholtz. This is so family and close friends can read this and share the memories they have had with her, and find comfort in the fact that Pat was undoubtedly a great person and someone who I have the honor to call my Grandmother.
Patricia Ann Macholtz was born on September 28th 1940 in St. Joseph Michigan where she spent a bit of her early life. She lived on pine street and would always would say how she loved the beach and how she was able to walk out of her back door and then right onto the beach. It was this kind of free sole that so many people loved about her. One of the regrets she always said that she had was that she got married instead of joining the Air Force. Pat also had quite a few trips down to Cozumel and Cancun for vacations with what she called the Weko Beach Benchwarmers.
It’s important to look at the impact of someone’s life because when they are gone we can no longer make more memories with them. We have to learn what they have taught us and celebrate the good times. Pat had a sense of freedom, and she could always keep people together. She would always say to me that you have to sway like a pine tree before you could stand like a mighty oak. She is the only person I know who could ever have my father, uncle, grandfather, and myself in a room and talk about things that were good to the ear. She was like the bologna in the sandwich.
There is no doubt in my mind, and I am sure that multitudes who know her agree that Pat was one of the most selfless people out there. She has given so much, and has helped her loving husband so much. She has raised two kids who both loved her so much. She has a grandson who would love her to the end and willing to put everything down in order to support her.
The loss is awful and I know the ones who she loved wish for her back. We all have to help comfort each other and remember what was good about her and understand that though she is gone, we can still love her. It is impossible to describe all of who she was with words, and all of those who know her will know that there is so much more to her than just this brief memento. Pat would want us all to keep our heads high and to move forward with all the memories we have with her. God bless