Patricia Marie “Pat” Latz, age 83, of Elsie, MI, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, MI, at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, with Rev. Fr. Anthony Brooks presiding. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, Michigan. Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pat was born in Owosso, Michigan on November 15, 1937, the daughter of Frank and Helen (Slovacek) Vlcek. She graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1955. Pat was an active member at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ovid, Michigan. She drove school bus for Ovid-Elsie Area Schools. She went back to college to earn her Bachelor of Science in nursing to become a registered nurse. Pat went to work for Ovid Healthcare Center and was the Director of Nursing. She then went to work as a RN at Durand Convalescent Center, retiring from there. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, floral design, traveling extensively and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She resided all of her life in Elsie, Michigan. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ovid, Michigan.
She is survived by: Steve and Sue Latz, Mark and Soni Latz, Robert and Rachel Latz, Ken and Kurt Latz, Beth and John Reilly, and Marigene and Doug Betts; daughter-in-law, Kathy Latz; her siblings: Carolyn Thornton, Tom and Susan Vlcek, and Mary and Phil Fizzell, Anne and Su Vlcek; and her sweetheart Leonard Mitchell. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and her three exchange students. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Daniel Latz, one grandson Jacob McIntyre, and brother-in-law Larry Thornton.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.
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510 Mabbit Road, Ovid MI 48866