Patsy Ann Sweet, age 86, of Yale, MI, died Monday, March 6, 2023, at Medilodge of Yale. Patsy was born October 7, 1936, to the late Ford and the late Helen (Zuhlke) Sweet. She grew up and lived with her parents most of her life in the Imlay City, MI area. Patsy attended Imlay City Schools.

“Tommy the Teddy Bear” was Patsy’s lifelong buddy who accompanied Patsy wherever she went and whatever she did. Patsy’s love and compassion for Tommy were apparent by her meticulous detail of Tommy’s care and safety, including his appearance and clothing; they enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day and were never apart. Patsy and Tommy will be sorely missed by her adopted family of caregivers at Medilodge of Yale, who cared for them both for years, and their extraordinary love and support are tremendously appreciated by Patsy’s family. Patsy loved to play piano and was a good singer.

Patsy is survived by her cousins, Darla, Amanda, Aaron, Amy, Bethany, Vanessa, and Paul, and extended
family. Her parents, Ford and Helen Sweet; cousin, Deborah Smith; and several aunts and uncles preceded her in death.

The family is planning a memorial for late in the spring.

Arrangements for Patsy’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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