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Pat Pula

July 13, 1932 - May 22, 2019
Portage, MI


Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 30, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1150 East Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 327-5165

Visitation will begin at 10 AM. Following the mass, food and fellowship will be shared in the church hall.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Kairos Dwelling
2945 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 381-3688
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 86, passed away May 22, 2019 at her home. Pat was born July 13, 1932 in Detroit, the daughter of Terrance and Nellie (O’Brien) McGovern. She was very active in the community including: United Way, Borgess Service League, Meals on Wheels, American Red Cross, Kairos Dwelling, including many volunteer roles within the church. Pat was a member of St. Joseph Church and St. Catherine of Siena Church while living in the Kalamazoo area. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Art in 2016; and siblings: Terrence, Denny and Ellen. Pat is survived by her children: Christopher Pula (Thom Biggert), Gregory Pula, Anne Marie Pula-Campbell (Matthew Campbell), John Pula (Pamela) and Barbara Ostrosky (Nick); 5 grandchildren: Claire, Christine, Mark, Laurel and Abigail. Cremation will take place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday (May 30) at St. Catherine of Siena Church (1150 W. Centre) with visitation beginning at 10 AM. A lunch will follow in the church hall. Private burial will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Please visit Pat’s personal memory page at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo (269-375-2900).