Patricia Rae (Finn) Holmes

Patricia Rae (Finn) Holmes

Patti Holmes passed away peacefully the evening of February 5th with her loving husband and four daughters by her side. She is now in Heaven, a whole new person, a beautiful Angel, named Patti. She was born August 11, 1939 in Durand, Wisconsin. Patti was a graduate of Eau Claire Senior High School, class of 1957 and of Mayo Clinic School of Nursing in Rochester, MN class of 1959. She married her high school sweetheart Jim Holmes in Eau Claire on September 2, 1960. Patti did everything in her life following a rule of God first, Family and others second, and herself last. She has always prayed for others without worrying about herself and did things for her family and friends without asking for anything in return. Her husband Jim said, "She was the closest thing to an Angel here on earth." Every friend became a family member to Patti and she touched so many people in the many places she lived; Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, New York, Oklahoma and Virginia. More than anything, she cherished the time spent with her family, especially her eight grandchildren.

Left to treasure and honor her memories is her loving husband of 53 years, Jim Holmes; four daughters Brenda (Greg) Burgett of Sheboygan, Amy (Mike) Molepske of Kohler/Two Rivers, Mary (Paul) Alexander of Lino Lakes, MN, Lori (Richard) Kohl of Fairport, NY; grandchildren Joshua Kohl, Mary Molepske, Drew Alexander, Sarah Molepske, James Kohl, Leah Alexander, Charlie Burgett and Gracie Burgett; brother Gary (Deb) Finn of Menominee Falls; sister-in-law Joan Holmes of Maple Grove, MN; brother-in-laws Tom Schmidt of Fond du Lac, John Holmes of Lake Geneva; Aunt Shirley (Harshlip) Lawrence of Mondovi; Uncles Stanley Finn of California, Jack Finn of Yuma, AZ and Cousins, Nephews and a Niece. Patti was preceded in death by her mother Betty (Harshlip) Druschel, step father Arthur Druschel and her sister Judy Schmidt, Uncles Ray Lawrence, Jerry Finn and Aunt Barbara Finn.

A Celebration of Patti's life will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive. Visitation from 9 - 11 A.M. Service at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by the family in Patti's name and donated to Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of The .

Online condolences may be expressed at

Jim Holmes and his daughters wish to express a heartfelt thank you to Patti's dear friend Kathy Steinbruecker, Aurora Hospice Nurses Cindy, Ann, Mary Ann and Chaplin Marianne. We are also deeply grateful for the care, concern and prayers from many others.


Funeral Home

Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
1535 South 12th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081

Published in Sheboygan Press from Feb. 9 to Feb. 19, 2014