Patricia Ann Turner Beach of Caro, age 75, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Covenant Health Care – Cooper in Saginaw, following an extended illness. Pat was born March 25, 1944, in Sebewaing, the daughter of the late Peter and Esther (Zwetzig) Rasmussen. She was a former hair stylist, a retired social worker in the intense lockdown unit at McLaren – Bay Region, retiring in 2003, and a member of the International Fellowship of Chaplains. Pat was a very social person who loved being around people whenever she could, while still allowing herself solitude time to enjoy gardening, sewing, baking, cooking and animals.

Pat is survived by two children: Ann Nast of Columbia, Tennessee, and Michael Nast and his wife, Helene, of Sebewaing; six step-children; 40 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Rasmussen of Caro; and one sister, Marlene Graham of Walled Lake. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Turner; one sister, Margaret VanHoost, and one granddaughter, Bethany Haag.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Pastor Wendy Orzel officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Silverlawn Cemetery in Sebewaing. The family was present to receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Patricia Turner Beach Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Michael Nast, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. 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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