Patricia I. Deeds, age 90 years of Niles, Michigan died peacefully at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at West Woods of Niles following an extended illness.
She was born on December 1, 1927 in Niles to John F. and Ingaborg (Jorgensen) Baker. She was graduated from Niles High School, and was employed in the offices of the former Buchanan plant of Clark Equipment Company for twenty-five years. She has lived in Niles all of her life.
Pat was a member of the Pokagon United Methodist Church, and the Clark Retirees Management Club. She was a former member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Moose Lodge #499 in Buchanan, and Take Off Pounds Sensibly – TOPS. She enjoyed playing golf, usually at Plym Park or Brookwood, and spending winters in Florida.
On April 13, 1946 in Niles she married Dale Brenner with whom she celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on January 27, 1977. Later, on June 13, 1981 in Pokagon she married Everett Deeds with whom she celebrated twenty-six years prior to his death on August 14, 2007. She was also preceded in death by two sons, William Brenner on July 19, 1978 and Allen Brenner on February 13, 2012; Allen’s wife, Suzi Brenner; a brother, John F. Baker; and Pat’s faithful pet dog, Toby.
Surviving family includes her children, Terry D. (& Debbie) Brenner and Pamela (& Joseph) Duval, both of Niles; a step-daughter, Patty DeBoever of Phoenix, Arizona; twelve grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and Pat’s sister, Ida Mae Burdick of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Pat Deeds will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Pokagon United Methodist Church, 31393 Kansas Street, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047 with Pastor Brenda E. Gordon of the church officiating. Committal will follow at Union Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Monday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to the Pokagon United Methodist Church; or to The Old Rugged Cross Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 41, Niles, MI 49120;
www.the-oldruggedcross.org. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home in Niles. Online condolences may be left at:
Pokagon United Methodist Church
31393 Kansas Street, Dowagiac MI 49047
The Old Rugged Cross Foundation
Post Office Box 41, Niles MI 49120