Obituary of Patricia A. Prager
Patricia A. Prager, 87, of Essexville, our loving and gentle mother and grandmother was born into eternal life on the morning of Friday, June 23, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. Pat was born in Bay City on May 17, 1930, the daughter of the late Robert R. and Delphine (Budzinski) Seifferly. She was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph High School and was united in marriage to Richard E. Prager in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in 1953. Throughout life, Pat was known for her love of reading, sewing, puzzles, and most of all, her grandchildren. Pat worked for many years as a teacher’s aid with Essexville-Hampton Schools and was also employed by General Motors. She was a devoted mother and grandma and was a parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist), where she was a member of the League of Catholic Women & Men and the Altar Society. Pat is survived by her two children, David Prager and LeAnn Dyer (Bruce O’Neil); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Dyer and Linsay (Nate) Breiding, and her beloved great-grandson, Gunnar Dyer, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Pat was welcomed home to heaven by her husband, Richard, who preceded her on August 27, 2007, along with her siblings, Fr. Richard Seifferly and Kenneth (Carol) Seifferly. Pat’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for Pat at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Monday, June 26, 2017, Pat will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of Pat’s 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with a private Rite of Committal to be held in Floral Gardens Cemetery. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to McLaren Hospice and the staff of 3 East for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be directed to McLaren Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.