Jeannine S. Van Patten
July 29, 1948 - August 11, 2017
Jeannine S. Van Patten, 69, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater after fighting a 2 year battle with cancer. She was born in Hillsdale on July 29, 1948 to La Verne and Myrna (Hagaman) Weisel. On May 3, 1969 Jeannine married Gary Van Patten and he survives. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1966.
Jeannine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, working beside her husband on the family farm. She was employed at Litchfield Grain Company in Litchfield for over 20 years. Jeannine loved her animals and enjoyed her garden, flowers and cooking and was an avid Michigan State fan.
Besides her husband, Jeannine is survived by two sons, Brad (Marti) Van Patten of Summerville, SC and Michael Van Patten of Troy, OH; grandchildren, Matthew and Connor Van Patten,
Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dean Weisel.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta with Reverend Clyde Wonders officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday August 15, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hillsdale County Humane Society.