Mildred L. "Pat" Wuethrich(1921-2014)

OLEAN - Mildred L. "Pat" Wuethrich, 92, of Olean-Portville Road, passed away Friday (Feb. 28, 2014), at her home.
Born Sept. 21, 1921, in Olean, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Anna Spears Firkel. On June 30, 1946, she married Ralph E. Wuethrich, who passed away July 6, 2006.
Mrs. Wuethrich was employed at Bradners and Stone Shoe Store. She had attended the First Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Westons Mills Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Pat enjoyed the four seasons. Her backyard was one of her favorite spots to sit and marvel at the wonders of Mother Nature. Spending time with her children, and grandchildren was of great importance to her. A day spent with family at Keuka Lake was always a special and treasured time. Pat was also known for sending birthday cards to her many friends and relatives, and rarely missed a date. She will be remembered for her strong faith and as a kind and compassionate lady.
Surviving are a son, Gary Wuethrich of Olean; a daughter, Robin Wuethrich of Olean; a son, Daniel (Marie) Wuethrich of Sarasota, Fla.; a grandson, Austin Wuethrich of Syracuse; a granddaughter, Lauren (James) Diefendorf of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a daughter-in-law, Deb Wuethrich of Adrian, Mich.; a sister, Janet Marra of Olean; a brother, Thomas Firkel of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Gordon Wuethrich; a granddaughter, Michelle Wuethrich; sisters Doris Wilber, Charlotte Griffin, and Audrey Stomieroski; and brothers, Raymond, William, Robert, Mark, and Harold Firkel.
Family will receive friends at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 State St., Olean, Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday (March 5, 2014), from 11 a.m. to noon, at which time funeral and committal services will be held. Chaplain Terry Bush will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Westons Mills Fire Department, or the Gordy Wuethrich Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/o the Lenawee County Education Foundation, 4107 North Adrian Highway, Adrian, MI 49221.

Funeral Home

Guenther Funeral Home Inc
1303 E State St Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-7133

Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 2, 2014