Funeral Arrangements for Patricia Coulson

Patricia Coulson, age 87, of Saranac, Michigan passed away February 1, 2019. She was born on December 21, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of George and Leocadia (Idziak) Routsaw. She married Laverne (Mike) H. Coulson on June 5, 1976, he passed away January 11, 2012. Pat was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids. She served as a Nun for the school sisters of Notre Dame as Sister Mary Vivian. Pat was a school teacher at several schools, eventually teaching at Saranac Community Schools. She loved doing art, screen printing, making jewelry and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by Mike’s daughters Judy (Felix) DeLaFuente of Saranac, Jeanne (Jess) Youmans of Saranac and Renee (David) Veenstra of Belding; grandchildren Stacy (Chris) Venneman of Belding, Heidi (Jeff) Smart of Saranac, Brian Cary of Belding, Dan Ruid and Erin of Muskegon, Mike Ruid of Belding, Kenny Ruid and Angie of Saranac; 20 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, sisters Geraldine Swiger of Garden Center, Margaret Coble of Saranac; brother-in-law Jerry Clay of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Laverne, brother George and Ruth Routsaw, sister Bernie Clay and brother-in-law’s LaVern Coble and Albert Swiger.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Saranac with Father Aaron Ferris presiding. Patricia’s Interment will be at Saranac Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Lake Funeral Home in Saranac. A Rosary will be said on Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice or Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made at Lake Funeral Homes.

St. Anthony
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church strives to be “A Parish with a Heart.” Using our time, talents and treasures, our parish family is dedicated to the faith formation of our youth and living the gospel in our community.
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