Patricia Lee VanEss

September 24, 1941 ~
May 24, 2021

Patricia Lee (Bartos) Sandel, VanEss, age 79, of Grandville, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Elaine Bartos and two sisters, Sandy Bandenieks and Carol (Fred) Marger. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Don; her children, Kim (Tom) Hassevoort, Denise (Eric) Horoky, and Chris Sandel; eight grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her siblings, Delores Johnson, Joe Bartos and Ellen Crow; and her two stepchildren, Rich VanEss and Shawn Lenger. Her interests and joy revolved around her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, holiday and backyard family gatherings, camping with her sisters, yearly vacations with her daughter and grandchildren, and dancing. She also enjoyed practical jokes with her son, Chris. Patricia was gracious, humorous, fun-loving, generous, and always ready for a new adventure. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no visitation or service. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital and Faith Hospice for their care and support. If you would like to honor Pat’s memory, you may make a donation to Faith Hospice (

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June 01, 2021 9:24pm
Grandma, there will never be enough words to describe the love I have for you. I miss you so much but know you will be watching over us every step of the way. Thank you for being the best grandma a grandson could ask for. I love you always. -BT

- Brandon

June 01, 2021 9:02pm
Grandma, I miss you so much already. You were always there for me and supported me through so much, including coming out - I am so lucky to have had such a supportive grandparent like you. I’m going to miss our many adventures. I love you!

- Rik

June 01, 2021 8:10pm
Dear peeshy , how I’m going to miss you ! The family continues to get smaller and smaller . You were not only one of my big sisters , but you were my friend . What are we going to do without you ? I love you ❤️❤️


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