Obituary: Patricia Mae (Haskell) Swagel

March 12, 1931 ~ May 20, 2021

Patricia Mae Swagel, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Thursday evening, May 20, 2021 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.

She was born March 12, 1931 in the Town of Nasewaupee, daughter of the late Ralph Noble and Rose Alice (Gerondale) Haskell. Pat attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School as the Salutatorian of the Class of 1949. On May 20, 1950, Pat and Anton “Tony” Albert Swagel were united in marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where the two were lifelong members. After her children were raised, she worked as a dietary aid for the Door County Medical Center until her retirement in 1994. Pat was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a member of St. Ann’s Society, St. Joseph Christian Mothers, and the Altar Society. She also volunteered for the Special Olympics and was a member of Jolly Gems Homemakers. Pat enjoyed watching movies, reading, traveling, and playing word games. Her greatest joy was being a mom and spending time with her family.

Pat will be lovingly remembered by her children, Linda (Patrick) Casanova, Anthony (Tanya) Swagel, Jeff (Kay) Swagel, Kevin (Natalio Romero) Swagel, Karen Shaw, Charles “Chuck” Swagel, Grant “Butch” (Polly) Swagel, and Darrin (Emily) Swagel; daughter-in-law, Nadina Swagel; grandchildren, Pat, Mike, and Joe Casanova, Samantha Swagel, Brian and Zachary Swagel, Andrew Swagel, Grant and Elliot Shaw, Heather Swagel, and Vincent Swagel; great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Gracie, and Dolores Swagel; and many dear nieces and nephews.

She was greeted at the gates of Heaven by her loving husband, Tony, on their anniversary; parents, Ralph and Rose Haskell; infant son, Dennis; sons, James and David; brother, Walter (Virginia) Haskell; sister, Eunice (Robert) Graf; brothers-in-law, Harvey, Lyman, David, and Leonard Swagel, and sister-in-law, Lorraine Taylor.

Pat’s life will be celebrated during a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside Tony and James.

Visitation for family and friends will be at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until the Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m.

The family would like to express a sincere thanks to the staff at Pine Crest Assisted Living and Sturgeon Bay Health Services for their compassionate, loving, and tender care shown towards Pat.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Pat’s name to St. John Bosco School or the Sunshine house. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Pat may be shared with her family through her tribute page at