Tina Marie (Coleman) Patzer, 53, passed away on August 28th

Tina Marie (Coleman) Patzer passed away surrounded by family and friends in Chicago, Illinois on August 28th at the age of 53.

Tina is predeceased by her father Thomas Coleman, mother Shirley (Villanova) Marutz and stepfather Clarence Marutz. Tina is survived by Bob (Rich) Patzer her Bobaloo of 30+ years. She leaves her children, Samantha (Nate) Patzer, of Columbus, OH and Zachary Patzer, of Benton Harbor.

Tina is lovingly remembered by her sisters Sandra (Dean) Phelps-Slowik, Cheryl (Dave) Coleman-McAdams, step sisters, Ardith (Bud) Kubistal, Sherry (Dennis) Temple, Marcia Clements; half-brothers Thomas and Marvin Coleman, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends across the country.

Tina was born in Watervliet, MI on October 7, 1964. She graduated from Lakeshore High School in 1983 and went on to study at Lake Michigan College.

Tina dedicated her life to helping others as a Human Resources professional. She always focused on developing people and lifting them up, professionally and personally. Her hostessing was legendary. You never turned down an invitation to a party she was planning. She had the ability to take even the simplest gatherings and turn them into exquisite events. Tina was also devoted to giving back to her community. Her board involvement in California, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan made each non-profit she worked with a better organization. Her pets were lucky to be adopted by her. No stray was left behind! Tina’s world centered around her love and devotion for her children. Seeing them rise up was her life’s dream.

The Celebration of Life will be held at The Heritage Center, 601 Main Street, St. Joseph MI 49085 on October 7 at 2 pm. It will be a time to gather and share memories about Tina and her dynamic spirit. In recognition of that, please wear a Tina-inspired vibrant colored or patterned attire/hat that she loved so much.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Animal Aid of Southwestern Michigan, Kaleidoscope Youth Center of Columbus, OH or PAWS (Powell Animal Welfare Society) of Powell, OH. Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.starks-menchinger.com

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