Patricia (Reister) Blackall
12/07/1937 - 02/22/2020
Obituary for Patricia (Reister) Blackall
Patricia Mae (Reister) Blackall, age 82, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, February 22, 2020. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 7, 1937 to Alvin and Kathryn (Purdy) Reister. She married Frank Blackall in 1953 and they lived in Sparta; he preceded her in death in 2001. Pat enjoyed visiting the family cabin in the Upper Peninsula, playing cards, especially euchre, and was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church. She loved bowling and going to the casino with her girlfriends. Pat will be lovingly remembered by her family for her kind, caring, brave heart. She was welcoming to everyone and always wanted to help people, especially her grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her sons, Jim (Susan) Blackall, Roger (Penny) Blackall; her daughter, Wendy (Mike) Lozon; 6 grandchildren, Brian, Troy, Dereck, Drew, Michael and Dana; brother, Walter Reister; as well as many nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; her son, Gary; and brother, Larry.
Services for Pat will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Peace Lutheran Church with Reverend Bryan Schneider-Thomas officiating. Family will meet visitors at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home in Sparta on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6-8:00 PM and also at the church on Saturday for 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Pat’s memory to Spectrum Hospice or Peace Lutheran Church.
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