Patricia Engstrom, 69, of Freeport, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, after a brief illness. Born March 4, 1953, in Dennison, she was a daughter of the late William Albert “Skinner” and Evelyn Eileen “Dolly” (Bell) Palmer.

After attending Lakeland High School in Freeport, Patty married Richard Dean “Rich” Engstrom, Jr., who survives at their home. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker who loved caring for her family and enjoyed doing crafts.

In addition to her husband, Patty is survived by their four sons, David Engstrom, Dale (Stacey) Engstrom, Richie (Misty, who passed the same day) Engstrom, and Chad (Missy) Engstrom; 11 grandchildren, Josh, Eric, Ryan, Trevor, Zoey, Lindzy, Nikyta, Bailey, Savannah, Luke, and Ella; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Isabella, Brooklyn, Lylah, and Zoey. Patty is also survived by her sisters, L. Alice LaPorte and Beverly Lawver; brother, William Palmer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Patty was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Richard Dean “Dick” and Arlene Engstrom, as well as her own parents.

A combined funeral service for Patty and her daughter-in-law, Misty, was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at the R. K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will followed in Greenmont Union Cemetery in Freeport. Family and friends were invited to call on Patty and Misty’s family at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 27. Patty’s family sincerely requests that charitable donations honoring her memory be made to the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department in lieu of flowers.