Patricia DeJonghe

Patricia DeJonghe, age 79 of Britton, Mich. passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at The Fieldstone in Tecumseh.  She was born March 28, 1940 in Brunswick, Ga., the daughter of the late Dan and Reda (Collins) Wainwright.  On June 20, 1959 in Tecumseh, she married LeRoy DeJonghe and they have shared 60 years together.

Patricia was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and worked for many years for the Post Office as well as a volunteer at Herrick Hospital.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Leroy; two sons, Douglas (Barbara) DeJonghe of Tecumseh and Michael (Amy) DeJonghe of Britton; two brothers, Cliff (Carolyn) Holtz of Manitou Beach and Anthony (Lois) Holtz of Onsted; two sisters, Norma Tuckerman of Adrian and Christine (Tom) Hoelzer of Coldwater, four grandchildren, Brian (Tiffany) DeJonghe, Ashley (Shawn) Florence, Nathan (Aubrey) DeJonghe and Adam DeJonghe; and four great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Dan Wainwright and Reda Wainwright Holtz, she was preceded in death by stepfather, Irwin Holtz and a brother, David Holtz.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Visitation for Patricia was on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Home and prior to the time of the service at the church on Thursday. 

Burial took place at Ridgeway Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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