Patricia A. Glauch


Patricia Ann Glauch, 87, of Traverse City, began her eternal journey on the morning of July 17, 2019.
Pat was born April 4, 1932 to the late George and Isabel (Duran) McManus in Traverse City. She was the youngest of eight.
Pat would fondly reflect with her children the fun that she had growing up at Mac's Landing Resort on Arbutus Lake, which her father and mother built. Just recently, Pat showed her family the pine tree she used to sit under as a little girl, listening to the wind blow through the branches. Pat's family, along with a number of her siblings, would camp at Arbutus #4 celebrating family, fun and food. In later years, friends would join the family to spend countless weekends swimming and boating. At the age of 40 Pat learned to water ski. Between the two families they would have two boats pulling skiers all weekend long.
Pat had an extraordinary gift in celebrating the holidays and birthdays, from the Norman Rockwell Christmas' to the birthday gifts, and making every occasion special for her grandchildren. The family has suggested that she was Pinterest before Pinterest existed.
She was warm, caring, loving, compassionate and most of all, giving to her family. With Pat's passing, she will be greatly missed.
Pat is survived and missed dearly by her children, Chris (Melissa) Glauch, Susan (Patrick) Pahl and Tom (Debra) Glauch. She is also leaving behind the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Tracey Zywicki, Marcie Pahl and Kristy (Devin Hubbard) Pahl, Nicholas (Nina) Glauch, Aaron (Nicole) Glauch, Sheana Rose, Aubry (James) Bailey, Spencer (Katie) Burk and Ariana (Keith) Eaton; as well as seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her special friend, Frank Malewitz; her best friend since fifth grade, Helen Hendricks; as well as her stepsister, Joyce Burrows.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George "Bud"; daughter-in-law, Sue; her parents; and her siblings, Chuck, Lyman, Marie, Marchita, Lucille, Lois and Ted.
Patricia's life will be celebrated on July 26, 2019 at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Jeff Oster will officiate. Pat's final resting place will be next to her beloved husband of 51 years, Bud (1951-2002). As Bud would say, "Night Patsy."
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may choose to do so to the Williamsburg United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Pat's honor.
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Jul 25, 2019
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