Patricia Wortinger, 56

Patricia June Wortinger, age 56, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Three Rivers, Mich., on Jan. 24, 1954, the daughter of Robert J. and June A. (Lunger) Wessell.

Patty graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1972. She graduated with her L.P.N. from Glen Oaks Community College and began working for Three Rivers Hospital. She later went to work for the Three Rivers Health Clinic and later for Dr. Don Schimnoski ,M.D., for over 25 years.

On April 11, 1975, Patty married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Wortinger, and together they raised three beautiful daughters, Rebecca (Steven) Torres, Amanda (Glenn) Winters, and Jennifer (Joshua) Barner, all of Three Rivers; three grandchildren, A.J. Torres, Rory Winters, and Lizzie Torres; mother-in-law, Kathleen Wortinger and sister-in-law, Cinda Forbush, both of Three Rivers; uncle, Norman Wessell, of Centreville, Mich., and niece and nephew, Sheramy and Lee Forbush.

Patty truly loved and was devoted to her family, husband, children and grandchildren. She was very active in her early years in the Three Rivers Band Boosters and Girl Scouts.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Steve Wessell.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Chris Johnson officiating.

Interment will be held in White Pigeon Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the Patricia J. Wortinger Nursing Scholarship c/o Glen Oaks Community College. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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