Patricia “Pat” V. Lenning 83 of Harrison went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 26, 2021. Patricia was born October 29, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Edmund and Frances (Ziolkowski) Proszkowski. Pat graduated in 1955 from Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park, Michigan. Pat was united in marriage to Mr. Ernest R. Lenning on September 15, 1956 in Hazel Park, Michigan.
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Mrs. Lenning has resided in Harrison since 1972, moving from Madison Heights, Michigan. Pat and Ernest were past owners and operators of Lenning’s Tropical Fish of Harrison for many years as well as past owners and operators of The Doughnut Depot also of Harrison for over five years. Mrs. Lenning had attended Harrison United Brethren Church for many years. Pat was passionate about drawing, painting and hand making dolls and teddy bears of all sizes and shapes. She also wrote a children’s story book, many years ago. Reading books was also a favorite past time of Pat’s, she was considered by her family and friends to possess a library sized book collection. Her painting and drawing passion led Pat to draw and paint many wall murals at Harrison United Brethren Church’s basement, parsonage and cry room walls.
Surviving Mrs. Lenning is her loving husband and best friend of sixty-four years, Mr. Ernest R. Lenning of Harrison, three children: Wendy Marie Buzzell and husband Bud of Harrison, Mike Lenning Sr. and wife Debbie of Harrison and Kimberly Ann Smith and husband Stan also of Harrison, six grandchildren: Michael William Lenning Jr. of Alpena, Michigan, Marcus E. Lenning of China, Lacey M. Iutzi and husband John of Harrison, Stanley E. Smith and wife Kierstin of Harrison, Garrett F. Buzzell of Harrison and Erika N. Buzzell of Los Angeles, California, three great-grandchildren: Mia Lenning, Stanley E. Smith II and Boyd M. Iutzi, one sister, Chris McLean of Rochester, Michigan, one brother, Tony Proszkowski and wife Kathy of Shelby Township, Michigan, one sister in-law, Sandy Proszkowski of Redford, Michigan, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and her beloved fur son, Ralph. Mrs. Lenning was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Richard E. Lenning, her granddaughter in-law, Ami Marie Lenning, one sister, Joanna Malinowski, one brother, Edward Proszkowski and two brothers in-law: Drake McLean and Al Malinowski.
Funeral services honoring Mrs. Lenning will be held Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from Harrison United Brethren Church, with Pastors Wendy Kindel and Lee Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison. Visitation for Mrs. Lenning will take place on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison and on Monday, May 3, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial gifts in memory of Patricia may be considered to: Heartland Home Healthcare and Hospice, 1627 E Broomfield St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 or Harrison United Brethren Church, Harrison, Michigan. To share an online memory or condolence with Patricia’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mrs. Lenning and her family are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989)539-7810.