Bland

Patricia A. Bland, age 80, of Kankakee, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on October 20, 1941, in Kankakee, the daughter of Donald and Anna (Janczak) Wheeler. 

Patricia was a bank teller at National City Bank and PNC Bank. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, traveling, puzzles, crafts, and gardening. She volunteered at the Limestone Library and at Midwest Distribution Center. Patricia was a member of the Bonfield Evangelical United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and served on several committees. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. 

Patricia is survived by three sons, Roger (Donna) Bland of Bonfield, David (Sandy) Bland of McHenry, and Michael (Joy) Bland of Bonfield; one daughter, Michelle (Joe) Kenning of Limestone; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Dayle Seitz, of Kankakee; and one brother, Dennis “Roe” (Joann) Wheeler, of Kankakee. 

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents. 

A Memorial Visitation was held from 9:00 am until the time of the 11:00 am Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Bonfield Evangelical United Methodist Church in Bonfield. Pastor Keith Blankenship officiated the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Women. 

Arrangements are being handled by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee.