ESCANABA – Patricia F. Servant, 84, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, with loving family members by her side. She was born on April 23, 1936, in Wells, MI, and was the youngest daughter of Andrew and Kathryn (Gersich) Bakran. She attended Escanaba Area Schools and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1954.
Patricia (Patti) worked as a secretary for OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, before being employed at Harnischfeger, where she met and married the late Theodore (Bud) Servant on October 8, 1960 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wells. They shared 27 years of marriage until Bud’s untimely death in May of 1987. They made their home and raised six daughters in Escanaba.
Patti was a faithful member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Escanaba. She was a devoted Catholic and especially enjoyed liturgies led by the St. Anne’s choir. Patti was known among her friends and family as a skillful card player, and playing bridge was one of her favorite pastimes. She actively volunteered in her community, in more recent years, as an Escanaba Community Thanksgiving Meal food server for seniors in need. Her children and grandchildren were a very important part of her life. Spending time with them and sharing their accomplishments brought her great joy.
Patti is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Steven) Good of Cincinnati, OH, Anne (Mark) Johnston of Medina, MN, Gina (John) Walsh of Ann Arbor, MI, Laurie (Greg) Shoemaker of Wayland Township, MI, Amy Servant Tillman of Wausau, WI, and Monica Servant of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Molly and Joseph Good, Haley and Katie Johnston, Kevin, Jack and Charlie Walsh, Zach and Jake Shoemaker, Carolyn (Michael) Misterek, Nicholas, Jacob, Allie, and Mark Tillman; sister, Ann Goodreau of Iron Mountain, MI; brothers, Tom (Edith) Bakran of Green Bay, WI, and John (Judy) Bakran of Abrams, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bud; sisters, Mary Bakran, Jayne Ferrari, and Elizabeth Potvin; brothers, Steve Bakran, Rudy Bakran, Joe Bakran, and Frank Bakran.
Patti’s family wishes to thank the staff at Bishop Noa Home for the exceptional care she received. She was treated like family and they could not be more grateful.
Due to concerns and restrictions surrounding Covid-19, funeral services celebrating Patti’s life will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Patti’s memory to Bishop Noa Home, 2900 3rd Ave. S., Escanaba, MI 49829.
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