Obituary: Patricia A. Patza

Patricia A. Patza, 75 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017.

Patricia Ann Nelson was born July 25, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Clifford Theodore and Evelyn Marie (Copiskey) Nelson. She attended Sevastopol High School. On October 17, 1959, she married Kenneth Wayne Patza at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville. Ken preceded her in death on April 1, 2008.

Pat enjoyed flowers, gardening, and baking (especially for family at Christmas time). She played on Lasee’s Women’s softball team for many years. Pat worked for private homes providing cleaning services. During those working years, she also worked at Settlement Courtyard Inn in Fish Creek, Door CO., and the Alpine Resort.

Pat leaves behind her five dear children, Laurie (John) Welch of Sturgeon Bay, Scott (Sandy) Patza of Sturgeon Bay, Gina Patza of Green Bay, Cary Patza of Sturgeon Bay, and Michelle (Bob Peil) Patza of Brussels; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Allen Frea of Green Bay and Dean Frea of Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Evelyn Nelson; husband, Kenneth Patza; grandson, Eric Patza; and her sister, Phyllis DeKeyser.

Pat’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Gary Scharrig officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery beside her husband, Ken.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Patricia may shared with her family through her tribute page at

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