Patricia I. ‘Patsy’ Tonge

Patricia Tonge

ISHPEMING, MI – Patricia I. “Patsy” Tonge, age 63, of 2685 Co Rd PD, Ishpeming passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 while a patient at UP Health System Marquette.

Patsy was born at the Misawa Air Base in Misawa, Japan on November 17, 1956 daughter of Tokiko (Kimura) and the late Marvin Evans. She moved with her family to the United States in her childhood and was a graduate of the Gwinn High School. She worked for many years for the United States Government as a civilian, mainly at the K I Sawyer Air Force Base with roles in management and accounting.

Patsy loved shopping, working with crafts, painting, sewing, crocheting and cooking – especially making traditional Japanese dishes. She will be remembered as a devoted grandma who was very proud of her grandsons and all their accomplishments.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Lonnie Tonge of Ishpeming; her children – Michael Sedlock of Negaunee; Nicole (Cory) Veitengruber of Manistique; Amber (Tony) Cittadino, of Appleton, WI; Melanie (Shannon Burns) Tonge of Lakewood, CO; Justin Tonge of Bonduel, WI; mother Tokiko Evans of Gwinn; grandsons – Michael (Lauren) Sedlock, Carter, Brady, Gavin and Kian Cittadino, David Hytinen and Cole Veitengruber; sister, Pandora (Doug) Hawn of Sugarland, TX; two brothers – Allen Evans of Gwinn, MI; Donald (Pam) Evans, of Champion, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Marvin Evans and a sister Joanne Wiencek.

A Celebration of Patsy’s life will be held at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 4:00 until 6:00 PM on Wednesday February 12, 2020 where family will greet relatives and friends, concluding with a sharing of memories at 6:00 PM.

Patsy’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.