Patricia (nee Prososki) Hetsler

  • Born: August 9, 1938
  • Died: August 8, 2018
  • Location: Elyria, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

114 Second Street
Elyria, OH 44035
Tel. (440) 322-3717

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister

Patricia Hetsler (nee Prososki) passed away peacefully one day before her 80th birthday. Pat had been bravely fighting leukemia for eight months which caused her unexpected death on a family vacation in Florida. She was surrounded by her family as heaven welcomed her home.
Pat was born on August 9, 1938 in Lorain, Ohio to Anthony "Andy" and Elizabeth "Bess" Prososki. She grew up in North Ridgeville and helped with the family catering business, Bess and Andy's. She graduated from North Ridgeville High School in 1956. At just 19 years old, she married her high school sweetheart, Paul Hetsler. She was employed at Rini Rego/Giant Eagle as a produce clerk with 30 years of service.
Pat had a servant's heart as she was always doing for others. From inviting families to elaborate dinners in her home to rocking babies in the church nursery, you'd always find Pat busy giving her time and talents to others. Pat was a member of the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene with 40 plus years of perfect attendance in Sunday School and Worship Service. She was a long standing choir member, church hospitality and evangelism, and welcoming new families. Pat met people and they immediately became friends, not only at church, but serving in voting booths, Salvation Army, serving on the Heaven Train, and prepared meals for that staff.
Pat's biggest pride was her family. She loved celebrating life's events in the life of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or extended church family. You could always spot Pat in the front row with a camera in her hand and a smile on her face.
Pat has left a hole in her family that will never be filled, but her love will live on through her husband of 60 years Paul E.; her children, Rodney (Ruth) of Franklin Furnace, OH, Reggie (Jill) of Elyria, and Rachelle (Seth) Upton of Columbus; grandchildren Ryan, Shauna, Madyson, Emma, Kaden, Paige, Payton, and Andrew; great-grandchildren Nataleigh and Asa; siblings Harold Prososki of Avon Lake, Arlene (Roger) Looney of Oberlin, Audrey Mackewicz of North Ridgeville, and Charlotte Prososki of Wadsworth.
She was preceded in death by her sister Sandy Schneider and parents Andy and Bess Prososki.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, August 17 at 11am at the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene, 1107 Clemens Road, Elyria. Reverend George Gribben III, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Friends may call at the church 6-9pm Thursday and 10-11am Friday prior to the service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral Home, Elyria.
Memorials may be forwarded to the Rosalind Avenue Home (Charlotte's home) for the purchase of a swing, c/o Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria, OH 44035.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt pat i love and miss u

Posted by Audrea Webb - Dover, OH - Family   August 14, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss of Pat. She was a special lady and always ready to share her talents. I will be praying for you Paul and the children. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Kay Henneman - Riverview, FL - Friend   August 13, 2018

Such a very special example of Christian Love! We are thankful that our paths crossed with Pat's during the time we lived in Elyria. Our prayers are with her family.

Posted by Mike & Kenna Williams - Mount Vernon, OH - Friend   August 13, 2018

I was very saddened when I heard of Aunt Pat's passing. She was such a sweet lady and she will be missed. She loved kids and she always took great care of mine in the nursery on Sunday mornings. Always a sweet, sweet lady. Rest In Peace, Aunt Pat

Posted by Tammy Papp - Elyria, OH - Family   August 13, 2018

We will miss her. She was such a loving lady. Our condolences to Paul and her children and grandchildren. Pat will be sorely missed until we see her again in the New Jerusalem.

Posted by Dale Starbuck - Amherst, OH - Family Friend   August 13, 2018


I'm so saddened to have heard this news long distance from my family, wishing I could attend services, but I will be there in spirit. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Paul and the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, I will hold precious memories of Pat! We will see her again on the other side of Heaven where they are all waiting for us. what a day that will be when we all reunite forever with the Lord !
Sandra D. (Hogan) Young

Posted by Sandra Young - kissimmee, FL   August 13, 2018

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