Obituary: Patricia Genter, 88, formerly of Ludington

January 20, 2023

Patricia Genter

Obituary: Patricia Genter, 88, formerly of Ludington

Patricia (Patti) Irene Genter, 88, of Grand Rapids, formally of Ludington, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Patti was born on June 25, 1934, the daughter of the late John and Martha (Bertram) Wagner. She attended Custer High School, and in 1952 graduated as the valedictorian of her class. After graduation, she attended Michigan State University earning her bachelor’s degree, and would later teach speech correction and English. On July 19, 1958, Patti married her forever love, Gerald (Jerry) R Genter. Together they shared 46 years together, until his passing in 2005. 

Patti was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scottville. She was known for her love of anything purple! Before Jerry’s passing, her home was known to have thrown some great parties with family and friends. Together, they loved entertaining. She also loved decorating her home for any and all occasions. In her alone time, Patti loved to read and do word searches. Patti will be sincerely missed by her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. 

Patti is survived by her children, Krista Genter, Katrina (Bart) Franklin, and Kraig (Shannon) Genter; grandchildren, Brendan, Abbigael, Caleb, Claire, and Luke Genter; brother, Michael Wagner; and many nieces and nephews. 

Patti was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents, John and Martha; siblings, Peggy Larsen, Jack Wagner, and Rita Wagner; in-laws, Raymond and Marion Genter; brothers-in-law, Richard Genter, Harold (Lux) Sherman, Gilbert Larsen; and sister-in-law, Norma Sherman. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 5 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Redeemer Lutheran Church of Scottville, or a charity of your choice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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