KESHICK, PATRICIA ANN, age 74, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.
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Funeral Services for Patricia will take place on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Gym with Rev. Owen White-Pigeon officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Denver Township Cemetery. A luncheon will be held back at the Tribal Gym after burial. The family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Tribal Gym. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Animal Treatment Society or American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the Tribal Gym.
Patricia was born July 9, 1944, the daughter of Simon and Cecilia (Elk) Jackson. She married Elmer Keshick, Sr. on February 5, 1979, and he preceded her in death on April 11, 2011. She worked as a security guard for Soaring Eagle Casino and retired in 2002. Patricia was a proud member of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and attended Chippewa Indian United Methodist Church. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending time with her family, and Bingo. Patricia was an amazing cook and loved to feed her family.
Patricia is survived by her children Bernice Hendrickson of Mt. Pleasant, Gilbert Hendrickson of Mt. Pleasant, Margaret (Luis) Rosario of Mt. Pleasant, and Christina Keshick (O.J. Pitawanakwat) of Levering; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; brothers Dejay Elk of Grand Rapids, Delmar (Julia) Jackson, Sr. of Mt. Pleasant, Alvin Jackson (Lucy Meaok) of Manistee, David Jackson of Grand Rapids; sister Catherine Jackson of Mt. Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Elmer Keshick, Jr., sisters Lucille Jackson and Elsie Compo; and great nephew Steven Hawkins.