Patricia Joan Russell died peacefully at the age of 92.
Born Sept. 26, 1930 in Ann Arbor, to Walter Kranich and Edith White Kranich, Pat was the oldest of three daughters.
Pat attended Fritz Elementary School and Ann Arbor High School. On April 27, 1948 she married the love of her life Guy Patrick Russell. They made their home in Ypsilanti until their move to Chelsea in 1972.
Pat and Guy bought an 1860’s farm house and she delighted in keeping the farmhouse historically accurate. She inspired those around her with knowledge of period decorating. Pat was passionate about collecting primitives and other antiques that were period to her house. She was very knowledgeable about growing herbs and had beautiful herb gardens.
Pat was an incredibly creative person and was very generous with her time. She was involved with the Waterloo Farm Museum for many years.
Pat was always kind, charming and elegant. She took delight in her family which she made the center of her life.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Feb. 10 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Waterloo.
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