Patricia Sue Harder

March 7, 1942 - December 4, 2018


A private celebration of her life will take place with her family at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Patricia Sue Smith Harder "Grammy", passed in peace on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital, age 76 years. Patricia was born on March 7, 1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Gerald and Dorothy (Landman) Smith. She is the loving mother of Tonia (Dennis) Brenk of East Tawas, Rodney (Tara) Johnson of Bear Lake, Michigan, and Todd (Kimmie) Johnson of Keller, Texas; proud grandmother of Betsy (Dean) Mioduch, Lydia Brenk, Chelsea Johnson, Briana (Steven) Blackburn; sisters Donna Lyons and Sherry Lamon; brother David Smith (Nancy Zantello) all of Homosassa, Florida; sisters in law Amy Morris Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Becky Smith of Chicago; numerous nieces and nephews; and a daughter “adopted” in love Margey Newman of Oscoda; Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Dorothy Smith, brothers Phillip Morris Smith, and Michael Smith, sisters Geraldine Smith and Betty Smith; and brother in law Arnold Lyons. Patricia was a devout Christian and a member of Oscoda United Methodist Church. She was an avid puzzle enthusiast, a true lover of the Christmas holiday, and a phenomenal fudge maker, especially Chocolate Peanut Butter! She left a legacy of strength and perseverance behind with her loved ones. Her family spent many enjoyable years with her gardening, playing on the water, going to garage sales, crafting, and so much more! Grammy will forever be remembered in laughter, song, angels, and happiness! Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of her life will take place with her family at a later date. An online guest registry is available at


My sincere condolences to the entire family.
— Dorene Leftridge
There are no words that could possibly express crushed we are, Grammy. There isn't enough space on the internet to describe how loved you are. You were the embodiment of our free, magical childhood and there are memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life... although they hurt so much to think about right now. You have made more of an impact on my life than I will ever have the chance to tell you in person, but I hope that you can feel my love and hear my thoughts and prayers. Love you Grammy.
— Betsy Mioduch
Lotsa love and Prayers to you and All her family...Rest in Peace with the good Lord Grammy...
— Mike Miller
I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing can be said that will make this easier. Many prayers of peace and love to the entire family.
— Marie Pfeiffer
Condolences to a great family. May her love and memories lift you and and bring a smile to your face and warmth in your hearts. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.
— Shelby Joe CALEB Levi and Nash
We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
— Dave and Debbie Mioduch
Our hearts aches for you! The love you shared with her was always evident!
— Kurt and Theresa VanSteenburg
Sending heartfelt condolences and wishing you all peace.
— Lindsy Adkins
Prayers for your entire family. Heaven has gained another angel. Bless you all.
— Cindy Scarborough
Our sympathy and condolences for your loss.
— Fred and Jennifer Todd
May God be with you and the family
— Diane schulte
"Grammy" is now resting in God's arms and all brand new. May you all find comfort with God. She's in the best oh hands.
— Mary K Bean
Grammy, it's been a month now since you've left the earth. I think about you every day and still mourn not being able to hear your giggle or positivity. You've left more of a mark than I've ever been able to tell you and I miss you more than you'll ever know. I think about you when looking at wedding dresses and cry knowing that I won't be able to see your reaction. You were a little rascal sometimes, there's no doubt about that! But you knew it, and you apologized, and did your best to make everything right. I love you SO much and am so thankful for the time that I did get with you. I know I'll see you again someday, but until then I will do my best to make you proud and to live up to the standards you set for us. Love you forever.
— Lydia Brenk

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