Patricia C. DeWitt

December 30, 1929January 14, 2021

Patricia Carolyn DeWitt (Bayman), age 91, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Elmira Bayman, and four older siblings. She will be remembered by her husband, Elvin DeWitt; children Laura (Dwight) Johnson and Jayne (Rick) Cronin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

El and Pat were married July 1, 1950. She was a very happy, loving, and fun person to be with, and had the Bayman sense of humor. She loved going for pontoon boat rides around Fisher Lake where she and El lived since 1960. Pat was active in church choir, and loved to travel.

Visitation with relatives and friends will take place at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418, from 6-8PM on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. A private Celebration of Patricia’s Life will take place the following day. In honor of Patricia and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Hospice. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, MI. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Susan Dietz

February 10, 2021

I have spent several days going through my mother's photos looking for pictures of Auntie Pat. What a lovely journey! Auntie Pat was ten years younger than my mother. Mom was part of her infancy and younger years. She told me stories about how everyone thought Pattie looked just like the highly popular child-star of the era, Shirley Temple. Here is a photo of our Auntie Pat as she was growing up to be the wonderful woman she became.

Jerry wright

February 5, 2021

Loving thoughts and precious memories abound for El and Pat DeWitt’s family. El was like a brother to me . He was a special partner with Trudy and I and son Mark Wright with the Shoppers Guide for several years.

We sang together and worshipped together at First Presbyterian church in Three Rivers. We, as couples, dined together , danced together , traveled together, shared family times with Laura and Jayne. Pat worked in the comp department at the Shoppers Guide,

We laughed together in fun times, cried together in sad times, shared our very lives with struggles and prosperity. Our day to day relationships ended when we sold the business, our friendship continued, sharing times faded, but memories kept us in touch until El and Pat sold their Fisher Lake home and moved away in retirement.

We were so sad to learn of Pat’s passing and know she is now resting in the hands of God. Love and peace to the DeWitt family.

Phoebe Roehrs

February 5, 2021

Aunty Pat was one of the Best. She always signed everything, "Love You Bunches" and now for the last several years, that's how I've been signing my notes, and I think of her every time, when I do it. It's like my little tribute to her. She was like a ray of sunshine, when she walked in the room, especially when she laughed. LOVED her laugh. Everyone always called her Aunt Pat. To me it was always Aunty Pat and Unka Dee, kinda like peanut butter and jelly, or black and blue, or macaroni and cheese. You didn't have one without the other. I know Unka Dee is gonna be fine, but he's gonna miss her we all will. Love You Bunches, Aunty Pat.

Susan Dietz

February 5, 2021

So many memories of this happy lady! I found many really wonderful photos of her over the years so I may just have to write more than one of these memories...

One of my memories is of Auntie Pat and Uncle Dee whistling threw their teeth. They whistled tunes together like this IN HARMONY! My favorite was, "You are my sunshine!"

James Dietz

February 5, 2021

Pattie came to live with Mom and Dad when they first moved to La Crosse and lived in town. My earliest memories of her are times like this one when she played fun games with me. I’ll never forget that smile!


Jim (and Lou Ann Dietz)

Linda D Liedtke

February 5, 2021

Pattie, Linda, and Tottie in about 1952.

Linda D Liedtke

February 5, 2021

During this, her first month singing in the "Church Triumphant" choir, I know Pat DeWitt is very proud of you all. May her legacy of love and humor live on in all of us. With much love and many prayers,
Linda Dietz Liedtke and Brian Liedtke

Laura Johnson

January 31, 2021

Cherishing all the good times that we had as a family and growing up on Fisher Lake. Sunday’s were special. Mom would make a big amazing dinner after church. If it was to hot to cook, she would make us a picnic lunch, including h’ordures. We’d take it out on the pontoon boat and anchor out for hours. They’d take us swimming where it was sandy by the Fisher Lake Inn. Take us skiing and let us come in for a landing right up to the shore. Take us star gazing to the middle of the lake at night. On occasion, riding our bikes to the Old Covered Bridge or around the lake or even into town. They’d take us to the M-60 Drive in theater. Golfing as a family at Sauganash Country Club. Trips to Mackinac Island, Wisconsin Dells and Niagara Falls. Trips to see our relatives in IN, IL & WI were so much fun! My most cherished memory was to see my mom raise her hand in our church to receive Jesus into her life! I know I will see her again someday! Until then, I will cherish all the good times in my heart.

Sally Boeschenstein

January 18, 2021

You are remembered by the Fisher Lake family, and you are missed. Your memories are a blessing for those who knew you. Our sympathies to all your family. Sally Boeschenstein

Ealy and Sharon Tomlinson

January 15, 2021

Dear El, Laura, Janie and Families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was a great lady and was a joy to be around. She would light up the room with her sense of humor and infectious laughter. I will always cherish the many years we sang in the First Presbyterian Church Choir, watched our girls play basketball and performed in The Church Bell Choir. We will miss you! Love to El, Laura and Janie.

Ealy and Sharon Tomlinson