Patricia Lea Stanz, 92

Patricia Lea Stanz, 92, of Wabash, formerly of Empire, Mich., died at 12:52 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  She was born Dec. 29, 1928 in South Bend, to Charles and Helen (Phillips) White.

Pat graduated from Central High School in Evansville in 1946 and was a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College and the South Bend Medical Foundation. She married John D. Stanz in Indianapolis on March 6, 1954; he died Aug. 19, 2003 in Traverse City, Mich. Pat and John first met in 1935 as classmates at the Madison Elementary School in South Bend. They moved to Glen Haven, Mich. in 1956. She was a past member of the Glen Arbor Women's Club and the Empire Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and later in life winters in Comfort, Texas, watching westerns, ice skating, and IU Basketball.

She is survived by three children, Nancy (Steven) Bowman of Wabash, John H. (Gale Crooks) Stanz of Burdickville, Mich. and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Barbara A. (Paul) Pfeiffer of Burdickville, Mich.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Bowman of Wabash, Zachary (Alison) Stanz and Justin (Cortney McRannolds) Kilbourne, both of Empire, Mich., and Joshua Kilbourne of Gaylord, Mich.; five great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brooklynn Westendorf of Wabash, Brantley and Bailey Kilbourne of Empire, Mich., and Riley Kilbourne of Gaylord, Mich.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Barbara Williams.

Per Patricia's request, there will be no services. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity, Box 115, Wabash, Indiana, 46992.

The memorial guest book for Pat may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Mar 23