Patricia Pankratz

Obituary of Patricia Ester Pankratz

Patricia E. Pankratz, age 87, of Marshfield, passed away in the early morning on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Colonial Center in Colby under the special care of St. Croix Hospice.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Douglas Robertson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Marshfield. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Wednesday from 9:30AM until time of service. The honor of pallbearer belongs to her grandchildren.

Patricia was born on July 10, 1934 in Marshfield to John and Mary (Krohn) Fischer. She attended Manville Elementary and St. John’s Catholic School. On January 9, 1954, she was united in marriage to Gerald Pankratz in Marshfield. She was employed Figi’s and also worked at St. Joseph’s Daycare for 21 years before retiring in 1999. She lived in Marshfield for 66 years before her and Gerald moved to Lake Tomahawk. They spent 21 years there before returning to Marshfield.

She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield.

In her spare time, she enjoyed watching tv, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. She was quite skilled at needlework and quilting. She enjoyed going bowling, camping and dancing to polkas; her favorite being the 7 Waltz. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Gerald of Marshfield; her five children: Judy (Dave) Drechsler, Terry (Marie) Pankratz, Joan (Mike) Stockheimer, Todd (Shari) Pankratz and Troy Pankratz, all of Marshfield; her grandchildren: Stacie (Todd) Eskildsen, Kevin (Maggie) Drechsler, Mike (Gina) Pankratz, Jen (Erik) Krohn, Heidi (Brad) Mrozek, Heather (Adam) Boyer and Dustin (Anne) Pankratz and her 11 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings: Florence Hoffman, Jim Fischer, Joyce Vanderzanden, Karen (Jeff) Belk, Bob (Mary) Fischer and Shirley Fischer and numerous nieces and nephews along with many friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Fischer; her siblings: Arlene (Jack) Croell, Marie (Bob) Blanchard, Glen (Bonnie) Fischer, Lucille (Arnie) Mellenthin, Larry (Ann) Fischer and Mary Jo Weinfurtner; her brothers-in-law, Lawrence Hoffman and Ray Vanderzanden and her sister-in-law, Jackie Fischer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Patricia’s family for a charity to be determined.

Patricia’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.

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Wednesday
9
March

Gathering of Family & Friends

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
1414 W. 5th Street
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
715-384-9414
Wednesday
9
March

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
1414 W 5th Street
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
715-384-9414

Pallbearers

The honor of pallbearer belongs to her grandchildren.
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