Patricia A. Wilson of Fairgrove, age 85, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018, in Ashtabula, Ohio. Pat was born July 6, 1933, in Imlay City, the daughter of the late Ernest and Dorothy (Eastham) Wagner. She moved to Caro as a young girl and graduated with the Caro High School class of 1951. She began a secretarial career shortly after graduation, first with the Eaton Corporation in Vassar for over 20 years and later with the State of Michigan – Department of Environmental Quality. Pat was united in marriage with Ervin Wilson on May 21, 1953, in Caro, and he preceded her in death in 2005. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Cork Pine Campers, and a lifetime member of the Fairgrove V.F.W. Auxiliary #7486. Pat will be remembered as the life of any party she attended and loved to make people laugh. She also enjoyed dune buggy riding, playing cards, Bingo, and ballroom and square dancing. Her greatest joy, however, came from attending her grandchildren’s school and college activities.
Pat is survived by two daughters and their spouses: Deborah and Douglas Young of Fairgrove, Diane and James Rannigan of Ashtabula, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Denise Wilson of Bay City; four grandchildren and their spouses that knew her as “Bing”: Kristin and Bradley Nelson of Fairgrove, Megan and Alan Jones of Lawrence, Kansas, Jennifer and Thomas Overmier of Ashtabula, Ohio, James Rannigan of Ashtabula, Ohio; one great-grandson, Wyatt Overmier of Ashtabula, Ohio; a best friend that she loved like a sister, Fern Young; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Pat was preceded in death by one son, David Wilson; brother, Frederick Wagner; and infant sister, Betty Jean Wagner.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2018, at the Fairgrove Presbyterian Church with Rev. Philomena Ofori-Nipaah officiating. The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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