Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Tatrow
ESCANABA — Patricia A. “Pat” Tatrow, 81, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017.
Pat was born May 15, 1935, in Garden, the daughter of Howard and Beatrice (Thibault) Pelletier. Pat was born and raised on the Garden Peninsula. She married Gerald Tatrow in 1951 and together they raised seven children. After the unexpected death of her husband in 1991, Pat moved to the Gladstone/Escanaba area to make her home with her youngest daughter, who she continued to live with the rest of her life. She was a homemaker whose days were full and busy with raising children, enjoying time with her grandchildren, knitting and crocheting, sewing, baking and decorating cakes, gardening, playing cards, reading, bird-watching, trips to the casino and working jigsaw puzzles. She had much positive influence on all of her children and grandchildren whom she left with many fond memories of times spent together at “Grandma’s” and who will miss her greatly.
Pat’s family would like to thank all of the caregivers and doctors who have taken care of her, especially the staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center in Escanaba, who she came to consider as family. Also, Dr. Randall and Dr. Shaw from OSF and Dr. Napier from UPHS.
Pat is survived by: two sons, Jeff (Sindy) Tatrow of Garden, and Darrell Tatrow of Escanaba; five daughters, Kathy Tatrow of Battle Creek, Mich., Debbie Tatrow of the Upper Peninsula, Peggy (Steve) Minor of Garden, Linda (Jack) Ansell of Fayette, and Amy (Joe) Reinhardt of Escanaba; two brothers, David (Kay) Pelletier, and John Pelletier; four sisters, Joyce LaTulip, Barbara (Garland) LaVigne, Sally LeHew, and Marcia (John) Silta; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Tatrow. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Tatrow family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can leave a message of condolence to the family.