erdun Family Funeral Home

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Patsy Lou Thomas, 79


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Patsy Lou Thomas, age 79, of Baldwin passed away on June 21, 2015 at Spectrum Health—Blodgett Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born on December 3, 1935 in Ludington, Michigan to George and Ida (Bailey) Filer. She married Orrie W. Thomas on December 7, 1968, who preceded her in death.


Patsy grew-up in Ludington and moved to Baldwin in the early 1950’s. She was a Clerk and Buyer at The Village Hardware for several years before she went to work for Lake-Osceola State Bank in 1973 where she was Head-Teller. She worked at the bank for 22 years. After she retired from the bank in 1995 she worked part-time at The Kat’s Meow in Baldwin.


Patsy was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain at her home. She was known for cooking the wild game Orrie brought home to perfection, and the aroma of her baking filled the house. Her home was beautifully decorated for each season of the year and always full of family and friends. She also enjoyed watching the birds in her back yard.


Her family would like to thank Dr. Mark Zook, his nurse Lisa and staff in Reed City, Bill, Joe and Terry from Ace Home Health Care for all their support and help, and all the marvelous neighbors and friends who made sure her cat Kitty, her yard and house were well cared for while she was in the hospital.


Patsy is survived by her daughter Vivian (Verceile Landsburg) Filer-Thomas of Rockford, many adopted grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Patsy was preceded in death by her husband Orrie Thomas of 44 years, her sisters Betty VanDyke and Vivian Bray and brother Gary Filer.


A Celebration and luncheon will be held at the VFW Post 5315 in Baldwin Saturday, July 25 at 1:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made in Patsy’s name to West Michigan Hospice. Please visit to sign Patsy’s guestbook or share a memory with her family.

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