Patricia Knisely, 73

Patricia J. Knisely,  age 73, of Constantine, passed away Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. She was born in Chicago, IL on December 11, 1936,  a daughter of Samuel and Ann (Branch) Gottlieb. Pat graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1955.  On November 6, 1955, she married David Knisely in Constantine.
Pat worked in food service at Constantine Public Schools from 1984 until 1998. She had previously worked at the Drake Casket Company. Pat enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casinos to play the slot machines. Pat also loved to travel, especially vacationing at Drummond Island.  Pat  liked flower gardening, fishing, cooking and crochet. She was a member of the “Gutter Strutters” bowling team.
Surviving Pat are her husband David Knisely, Constantine, daughter Kimberly (Tim) Hesketh of Middlebury, IN, sons Keith (Jane) Knisely of Union, Bill (Susan) Knisely of Niles, 8 grandchildren Christopher, Jonathon, Caty, Andy, David, and Tyler Knisely, Ashley Cooper,  Bailey Lang, and sister-in-law Janet (Bernie) Heign, Constantine.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Shirley Bonebright.
Relatives and friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious Services will be held at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 26th,  with Reverend Dennis Smith officiating.  Interment will be at Constantine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center. Online messages may be left for the family at

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