Rhoda Patricia Nelson

Rhoda Patricia Nelson (Brooks)

Monday, October 12th, 1931 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Rhoda Patricia Nelson

88, of Port Huron Township, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1931, daughter of the late Leonard and Lottie (Ludwig) Brooks.

Pat’s interests included Bridge Club, Euchre Club, Quilting, Sewing, Golf, Bowling, and Gardening. She made unique quilts for her children and nieces & nephews. An avid card player she was always ready to play. Bridge games would sometimes be multiple days per week. She also enjoyed Euchre at the American Legion. Pat and husband Chet had many a great time with his co-workers from Detroit Edison, and the numerous family reunions,weddings, and celebrations. They traveled across the country with their Starcraft pop-up camper, taking pride inthe adventures that they had while exploring and visiting friends along the way. They particularly enjoyed, in later years, the fall leaf color tours of the Keweenaw Peninsula (da Copper Country).

She is survived by her three children; Richard (Rosemary) Nelson of Kewaunee WI, Linda (Tom) Grabda of Oscoda MI, and Laura (Thom) Karig of Port Huron; step-grandchildren Alex Karig, Rachel Karig, Jennifer (Jason) Petts, Benjamin (Jamie) Jordan, and Joseph (Stephanie) Jordan; and two sisters Virginia Zdankus (MI) and Marianne Lacombe (AZ).

The family honors the memory of Pat and invites you to visit and share memories on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home-Hancock Street. Inurnment will take place on a later date at Woodland Cemetery in Port Huron Township.

Memorials are suggested to Community Enterprises of St. Clair County.

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    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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Jennifer Hay

Posted at 04:48pm
All our love, you are all in our heart, thoughts and prayers. Love, Jennifer and Jeff Hay and family
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Sincerely The Bromley Family Dorothy, Kerry, Patri

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Our sincere condolences to the Nelson Family. We will hold dearly the wonderful memories we shared over the many years of our friendship.
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Scott (Butch) and Lori Robbins

Posted at 05:52pm
Our deepest sympathy in this time - we so glad to hear that the family was with Aunt Pat at the time of her passing.
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