Patricia Knox

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Patricia A. "Pattie" Knox, age 65, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Pattie was born on March 15, 1947 in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Kenneth J. Kreisa and Eva Mae Pearce. She attended Green Bay East High School and Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On August 4, 1979 Pattie married Robert Knox, Sr. in Manitowoc. She worked in the night club-restaurant industry her whole life, and later owned and operated Studio 8 in Manitowoc, with her husband and family for 26 years.

Pattie was the most beautiful, wonderful woman any of us has ever known. We could dream to be like her or walk in her footsteps, but we will never be as strong, loving, or compassionate as her. She has empowered hundreds of friends and she has touched her family in so many unbelievable ways. People want to be surrounded by her beauty inside and out. We can't begin to name the friendships that Pattie has shared or the lives that she has touched. Each of you knows who you are - and for that we are forever grateful. She taught us how to truly love, easily forgive, and live life to the fullest. She taught us how to be proud of each other and to be proud of ourselves. They say that family is the strongest thread in the blanket of life - she was and always will be our blanket. She gave us strength when we were too weak. She gave us hope when the clouds rolled in. She helped us dream bigger even when our dreams felt out of reach. Pattie was an angel living in our presence and we were blessed to have spent so much incredible time with her. Thank you Pattie - you were an amazing wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend - You are the wind beneath our wings!

She is survived by her husband: Robert Knox, Sr., Manitowoc; three daughters: Denise Herman, Manitowoc, Amanda Knox, Green Bay and Melissa Knox, Green Bay; three sons and one daughter-in-law: Mark T. and Maria Herman, Manitowoc, Robert Knox, Jr, Manitowoc, and Jamie Knox, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: Tanya Herman and her husband: Allen Kempton, Terra Herman and her husband: Adam Behnke, Tiffany Herman, Mark A Herman, Seth Herman-Bergner, Landon Herman-Lauson and Kameron Knox; two great-grandchildren: Haven Kempton-Herman and Michelle Herman; and a soon to be third great-grandchild: Lucas Kempton; two sisters: Ina (Paul) Tahlier, Green Bay and Mary (fiancé: Jay) Percy, VA; three brothers: Dr. J. Randy (Judy) Percy, CO, John Percy, Green Bay and SPC. Charles "Rick" (Cheryl) Percy, GA; eight brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law: Julie Kreisa, Green Bay, Maripat Lorrelli and her husband Monte Lavner, NY, Richard Knox, Manitowoc, Ann and Paolo DeFrancisci, FL, Thomas Knox and his special friend: Kathleen Jurk, Manitowoc, Jerry and Debbie Knox, Manitowoc, Joseph Knox, Milwaukee, William Knox, Manitowoc, Pat and Cindy Knox, Manitowoc; and mother-in-law: Delores Knox, Manitowoc; and a dear friend: Angel Avina, Manitowoc. Pattie is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, STUDIO 8 FAMILY, and friends.

Pattie was also preceded in death by her parents: Kenneth J. Kreisa and Eva Mae Pearce; her step-father: James R. Percy; one brother: Kenneth F. Kreisa; father-in-law: Richard Knox, Sr; and brother-in-law: James Knox.

Funeral Services for Pattie will be held at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Faith Church (2201 South 42nd Street), Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Mike McGuire, with entombment to follow at Knollwood Mausoleum, Town of Kossuth.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Faith Church, Manitowoc, on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 1:30 PM until 4:15 PM.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Pattie's name.

Italics: The family wishes to give a special thank you to Bev Delsman, a lifelong friend; to Pastor Mike; to the hospice team, especially: Tina and Denise; and to her doctors: Dr. Detrana and Dr. Giriyappa for all their care and compassion shown to Pattie and her family.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to Bev Delsman, a lifelong friend; to the hospice team, especially: Tina and Denise; and to her doctors: Dr. Detrana and Dr. Giriyappa for all their care and compassion shown to Pattie and her family.

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Pfeffer Funeral Home
928 South 14th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from May 14 to May 15, 2012
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