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Nancy Anne Patterson

March 27, 1955 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 63)

Nancy Anne Patterson, 63 of Gaylord, passed away at home on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Born in Wyandotte, Nancy was the adopted daughter of Alvie and Dorothy (DeGarmo) Patterson.

Nancy served honorably in the United States Army.  She finished her military service as a medical assistant at Walter Reed Army Hospital and she later worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Battle Creek.  She also worked as a guard at the Washtenaw County Women’s Correctional Facility.  Nancy went on to have a successful career as a real estate agent in Grand Rapids where she was a member of the Million Dollar Club.  In 1992 she moved to Lewiston and then to Gaylord in 2011.

Nancy was a member of Ralph Holewinski VFW Post #1518 and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Gaylord.  She was an accomplished piano player and she loved riding motorcycles.  Nancy also enjoyed wildlife and photography.  She will be remembered for always being willing to help others.

Surviving is her daughter, Victoria Haney of Gaylord; grandchildren, Deztiny, Timothy and Kailynn; a sister, Pamela Hoffman; brothers, Kenneth Hoffman and Carl Hoffman and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Dorothy Patterson; a brother, Kenneth Patterson; and a sister, Phyllis Meadows.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service where visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 AM.  A reception, immediately following the service will be held at the Gaylord Eagles Hall. 

Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to Gaylord Eagles #1825, the American Cancer Society or VFW Post #1518.  Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at

Donations may be made to:

Gaylord Eagles #1825
515 S. Wisconsin Street, Gaylord MI 49735

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

VFW Post #1518 Building Fund
P.O. Box 1826, Gaylord MI 49734