Patricia Hochmuth, 82

Published 11:31pm Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Patricia Hochmuth, 82
Born: July 2, 1930
Died: July 22, 2012

Patricia “Pat” Ann Hochmuth, 82, of Barber Street, Paw Paw, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Bronson Nursing and Rehabiltiation Center in Lawton of natural causes.

She was born July 2, 1930, in Niles to Leo Grathwohl and Katie B. Curry. She graduated from Niles High School in 1948. While in high school, she worked at Pete’s Economy Drug Store, later as an operator at Michigan Bell Telephone Co. and she was also employed by Simplicity Pattern Co.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Paw Paw, and a past volunteer at Lakeview Hospital and the Van Buren County Chapter of the American Red Cross, both in Paw Paw.

She married Harold Hochmuth on July 11, 1953, in Oceanside, Calif. He survives.

She is also survived by her daughters, Rae Jean Rhoads, of New Florence, Mo., Lynn Moore, of Paw Paw, and Lisa Hochmuth, of Paw Paw; a son, Jeff Hochmuth, of Lawrence; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Katie Grathwohl; sisters, Mary and Shirley; and brother, Leo Hochmuth Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday, July 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Niles with the Rev. David Ott, of the church, officiating and concelebrated by the Rev. Joseph Xavier, of St. Mary Catholic Church in Paw Paw.

Burial will be at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens in Niles.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Halbritter Funeral Home, with Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association.

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