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Patricia Ann Stuemke, age 73, died Thursday evening, January 10, 2013.
Patty was born April 30, 1939 in Sheboygan to Rueben and Isabelle (Scheibl) Stuemke.
Patsy's mother died in 1954 after which she and her father moved in with her aunt and uncle, Clara and Henry Richter. After her father died Patsy and Clara moved to Rocky Knoll Health Care Facililty.
Patsy later moved to Sunny Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center which she truly considered her home. She enjoyed visiting with her Sunny Ridge family, doing crafts, and volunteering for bingo and being outdoors.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by aunts and uncles, Henry and Clara Richter, Clarence and Ruth Kalk, Carl Stuemke, Harvey and Marion Wieland, Willard and Nan Scheibl, Norman and Gertrude Scheibl, Earl Wilhelms, and Frederick Scheibl.
Her survivors include aunts and uncle, Ellen Wilhelms of Fond du Lac, Marvin and Shirley Scheibl of Howards Grove, and Joyce Scheibl of Elkhart Lake; special friends Caroline Wieland and Phil McCabe; cousins and the staff and residents of Sunny Ridge.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Rev. Adam Scheblein, Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone at Sunny Ridge for their concern and friendship and for Patsy's welfare in her last days. Your kindness was deeply appreciated.
To sign the guestbook, light a candle, or send flowers, visit: www.ballhornchapels.com
Patsy would tell others to have a strong belief in God, be a friend and good listener to others, and try to do the right things in life. She will be dearly missed.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Jan. 13, 2013