Vera’s life began July 18, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois. She spent many years growing up and living in Chicago area. When her parents retired she moved with them to Southwest Michigan making Watervliet their home. She worked for several years as a telephone operator and as a press operator for a furniture company. Vera was a longtime member of Animal Aid and volunteered with Cub Scouts when her sons were young. She loved listening to music, especially enjoying her son play in the Southshore Concert Band.
Vera died Tuesday, July 2, at Harvest Home in Berrien Springs. She leaves behind a son Lyle (Linda) Harrison, a grandson Jeffrey (Stacie) Harrison, and two great granddaughters Ashley Harrison and Brittany LeMond. A son William precedes Vera in death along with her parents William and Bertha (Briegel) Patzmann.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, July 12 at 11:00 AM with visitation prior at 10:00 AM at St. Basil Catholic Church in South Haven. Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Vera’s family with arrangements. Memorials may be made in Vera’s memory to Southshore Concert Band, P.O. Box 939, Bridgman, MI 49106. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Vera’s family.
Southshore Concert Band
P.O. Box 939, Bridgman MI 49106