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Skip Pattison

November 6, 2019
Douglas, MI



Saturday, November 16, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Saugatuck Chapel
520 Lake Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
(616) 392-2348

Time of family sharing at 12:00pm.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
21301 S Tamiami Trl Ste 320 PMB 226
Estero, FL 33928
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Christian Neighbors
100 St Peters Dr
Douglas, MI 49406
(269) 857-1050
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Life Story / Obituary


Skip (Walter Sheldon) Pattison was born Sept. 8, 1939 in Detroit to Walter and Jolley Pattison. He lived in the Detroit area until he was nine, and then his family moved to Muskegon, MI. He graduated from Muskegon High School in 1957 and attended Western Michigan University. He taught Math for 36 years, mostly for Pennfield Schools. He loved working with young people. He was a resident of Battle Creek during his working years, but when he retired, he and his wife, Louise, moved to Douglas, MI. They have spent the past 22 years together in this wonderful community. He referred to Douglas as his “little bit of paradise.” He loved living by the lake. Skip was an avid boater, traveler, woodworker, dog lover, maker of stained glass, and trivia player. He loved people and always had a smile and a good story.

Skip’s most valued time was time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise; his daughter, Shannon Clemans and her husband Timothy; his grandson Christian Edward; and granddaughter Claire Elizabeth.

A time of fellowship will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 11-12pm with family sharing starting at 12pm at Dykstra Funeral Home - Saugatuck Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at Saugatuck Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian Neighbors, or the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.