Patricia A. Rollin

South Branch, Michigan
February 11, 1951 - December 21, 2018


Friday, January 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church

Service Location

Hale First United Methodist Church


11:00 AM, Friday, January 4, 2019

Obituary Notice

Patricia A. Rollin, age 67, of South Branch, formerly of Saginaw, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. She was born on February 11, 1951 in Saginaw, to the late Melvin and Ursula (Ruff) Tatroe. Patricia was a member of the Hale United Methodist Church, the Hale United Methodist Women, the Plainfield Township Library Friends of the Library and a former President of the Saginaw Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafting and being social. Her favorite was to spend time with her family and friends.

Pat was a world traveler and loved all the people she met. She volunteered in some of the poorest communities in the world. She volunteered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Trampled Rose and other missions; and in the homeless shelter at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. She loved working especially with children.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, James “Jim” E. Rollin of South Branch; her children, Thomas (Kayla) Rollin of Detroit, and Shannon (Tony) Rollin of Saginaw; her brother, Terry (Sheila) Tatroe of Shields; sister-in-law, Sue Tatroe; her aunt, Ruth Wissmueller of Saginaw; her grandchildren, Spencer and Emily; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Timothy Tatroe of South Branch.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a local homeless shelter, or places she volunteered such as the Homeless Mission at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, or Trampled Rose.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with visitation at 10:00 AM on January 4, 2019 at the Hale First United Methodist Church with Pastor Melvin Leach officiating. Online condolences may be left online at


A local Homeless Shelter or to the Homeless Shelter at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple or Trampled Rose


Hey Jim, I’am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I hope you find some comfort in the memories that you have of her. She obviously was a very caring lady.
— Reed Vaughn
So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. She is safe now in the arms of or our lord Jesus Christ
— Ron Herzberg
Jim, so sorry to hear of this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Wil Yancer
Jim, my heart goes out to you and your family at this devastation. I am holding you all in love and light and a memorial contribution will be made to Restoration House, our local homeless shelter in Mt Pleasant, in memory of Patricia A. Rollin.
— Nancy Hartshorne
Hi Jim, sending the warmest condolences. Pat was a solid fixture with The Temple, and in particularly the homeless ministry, where I got to know her. Peace!
— Anthony Suarez
Jim, sorry to hear about your wife passing away. Dora and my self send our prayers and condolences. You have been a friend for many years.
Jimmy O.
— Jim and Dora Osterman
Jim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Patricia. What a wonderful long time you had together enjoying so many adventures. Although, when we lose someone close to us, it seems that we did not have enough time together, I hope you will treasure the memories that you made together. Warmly, Karen Krause
— Karen Krause
Dear Jim & Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Pat's terminal illness and her subsequent passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

We remember Pat and you as "pillars" of the FUMC at the Chicago Temple during the years you were with us. We miss you and all your talents!
— Ellen and Jim Daniels
I am shocked to hear of Pat's passing...she always had a smile that brightened some of the worse of my cloudy days. God Bless her family and friends. Known by many, Loved by all..
— Saundra Gross
You have the O'Connor family deepest condolences. She always been there when I needed someone to talk to. She's going to be missed by us. She was a great friend of ours. Jim and Shannon and Tom and the Rollin family your in our prayers.
— Karen O'CONNOR
Dear Jim,

She truly loved God and practiced Jesus teaching in all she did. She was always there to help others; at church in Saginaw, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and just lately in Hale, Michigan. She worked at the homeless store while in Chicago, she supported and spoke to others about the “Trampled Rose” project and Gemini Project while in Ethiopia, and the Methodists Womans Society.
She was always there for family – especially with my Mom, Ruth Wissmueller and Pat’s mom, Aunt Ursula and even when Nanny *(our grandmother) was alive Pat was always there to help. Mom always had Pat there to help them complete a church project, bake for the cookie walk, present for the Women’s Society and give time for any and all activities to do with church and school.

I will miss you, Pat -- but I know we will meet again in heaven.
— Judi Wissmueller Powers
Dear Jim and family,
I am so sorry to heat of Pat's passing. It was always so good to see her when she returned to the Temple for a visit, as I missed seeing you both on Sundays. Her caring and generous spirit will be missed by all of those who knew her.
— Peg Isaacson

I wish to extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family during this time of great loss. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
In service,
Christopher Crain
— Christopher Crain
Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, Jim. May you find peace and comfort in your memories.
— Brian and Cathy Lipe
I offer my sincere condolences to you and to your family.
— Scott M. Youngstedt
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences go out to your entire family. Pat will be greatly missed; everyone she ever came in contact with was forever blessed. She was loved by so many and was a very remarkable person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all of the wonderful memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time.
— Jack and Penny Radde

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