PATRICIA E. HOMANT | News, Sports, Jobs


Patricia E. Homant, 85, returned to the Lord on March 11, 2022.

Pat was born in Alpena, Michigan on December 22, 1936, to the late Halvor and Dianna (LaBarge) Ritsen. She married her high school sweetheart, Thomas E. Homant, on September 29, 1956. He predeceased her just 7 days ago on March 4, 2022. After high school, she worked as a secretary at the RA Townsend Company, and while her children were in primary school she was secretary to the principal of St. Anne’s Catholic School.

Pat was a very dedicated, loving and compassionate wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very happy to cook and prepare wonderful meals for her family. Although Alzheimer’s disease robbed him of his memory, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren always brought him big smiles and great joy. She liked to work with flowers in her garden in the summer. She and Tom spent many winters together in Florida and she enjoyed long walks on the beach.

She is survived by her children, Cathy (Jim) Matuszak, Ed (Deb) Homant and Jeff (Ashley) Homant. She also leaves seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pat was predeceased by her great-granddaughter, Jerzi Homant and one brother, Ray Ritsen.

Memorial visitation will be held at St. Anne of All Saints Church Parish on Friday, March 18, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until time of Christian Burial Mass at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Michael Lingaur as officiating. Cremation arrangements were handled by Bannan’s Funeral Home.

Burial: Sainte-Croix Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Michigan Chapter 801, 921 W. 11th, Suite 1W, Traverse City, Michigan, 49684.


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