Beloved mom and grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home. Age 73 years. The daughter of the late Walter Sr. and Anastasia (Morlik) Nowak, Patricia was born on September 27, 1943 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Willard Trinklein on September 9, 1972. He predeceased her on June 10, 2012. She worked for Eaton Corporation for 30 years retiring in August 1998. She enjoyed gardening, going to the casino, and her feline companions.
Surviving are one son, Daniel Trinklein and his significant other Shelly Deel; three step-children, Judy (Bill) Allen, Gary Trinklein and Larry Trinklein; six grandchildren, Amy (Todd) Cappell, Laura (Chad) Settles, Kimberly Trinklein, Billy Allen, Rachel Allen and Crystal (Dave) Altic; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Nowak and Thomas Nowak; a sister-in-law, Marianne Nowak; many nieces and nephews. Patricia was preceded in death by five siblings, Genevieve, Walter, Frank and John Nowak and Barbara Wolny; a step-son, Dale Trinklein.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Fran List and Amy Cappell for all of the loving and compassionate care given to Pat.
Honoring Mrs. Trinklein’s wishes, cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Covenant V.N.A. Hospice or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd.