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Gerald "Tut" C. Patrick, 76 of Mancelona, passed away on Nov. 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
Tut was born on Aug. 30, 1941 in Mancelona, to the late Curtis O. and Hilda I. (Martin) Patrick.
Tut was a lifelong resident and true lover of Mancelona. He was very active in the community and was always volunteering for many different organizations. The phrase "give you the shirt off of his back" was made with Tut in mind. He was a very selfless person who helped everyone in need without expecting anything in return.
He was an Antrim County Commissioner, Mancelona Township Supervisor, Mancelona Council Member and one of the founding members of the Mancelona Liars Club. Tut held many different jobs throughout his life, but most recently sold real estate throughout the Mancelona area. Without any doubt his family was the most important aspect of his life. Tut coached little league baseball for many years and never missed a sporting event that his grandchildren were involved in.
Tut is survived by his children, Mary Ann Patrick, of Mancelona, Brian (Kris) Patrick, of Lincoln Park; grandchildren, Thomas (fiancee Stacey and her children) Evans, Madison Evans, Brianna, Sophia and Rose Patrick, Braedon and Drew Moeke; brothers, Harold Patrick, of Alexandria, Virginia, Dick Patrick, of Mancelona, Jim (Sheila) Patrick, of Bath; sisters, Judy Payne, of Ovid, Midge (Mike) Osborne, of Mancelona, Helen (Skip) Newman, of Traverse City, Sue Mathes, of Mancelona; former wife and mother of his children, Donna Patrick, of Traverse City; brother-in-law, Nick Altrock, of Mancelona; sister-in-law, Anne Patrick, of Alexandria, Virginia; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Patrick; parents; and sister, Kathy Altrock; and many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mancelona Education Foundation, P.O. Box 586, Mancelona, MI 49659 or the Mancelona Food Pantry, P.O. Box 252, Mancelona, MI 49659.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 8, 2017
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