Obituary: Avalon R. Patzlaff

Avalon PatzlaffAvalon R. Patzlaff, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 10, 2016, at Whispering Pines CBRF.  She was born May 2, 1928, in Milwaukee to Harry and Pearl Berg.  On June 30, 1951, she married Paul Patzlaff in Milwaukee, he preceded her in death on August 31, 1993.

Avalon and her husband lived in Milwaukee for a number of years before moving to Algoma in 1966.  In 1973, they relocated to Sturgeon Bay.  She was employed for many years at Emerson Electric.  Avalon had a large collection of bells and music boxes and also enjoyed making hook rugs.

Survivors include one brother, Ron (Judy) Berg, Sturgeon Bay; one sister, Verdene Berres, Algoma; one brother-in-law, Ray Challe, Algoma; one sister-in-law, Mary (Doug) Kostichka, Algoma; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Janet (Louis) Jakubovsky and Judy Challe; one brother, Gene Berg; and one brother-in-law, Rudy Berres.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Bay View Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Malek officiating.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.   Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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