Patti Ann Lee, 69, died peacefully at home on Sept. 2, 2020, surrounded by the women who lovingly cared for in her last months: her sister Janet, Shawn Mackay, Linda Pliml and Sheran Wallis.

Patti was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Lansing, to Lois and Danny Lee. She graduated from Lansing Community College in radiologic technology and worked at MSU’s Olin Center as a rad tech. She arrived in our Twin Cities to work at the former Mercy Hospital in Benton Harbor; on the job, she trained Lake Michigan College (LMC) rad tech students who were doing their clinicals. Eventually Patti became the clinical director of the LMC program, and finally program coordinator.