Patricia Burr (1927 - 2012)

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Burr, Patricia A.

Patricia A. Burr, age 85, of Oshkosh passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her home with her family at her side. Pat was born in Beaver Dam on April 18, 1927, a daughter of the late Richard Leo and Agnes (Starr) Neuman. She married Frank Burr at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Beaver Dam on September 11, 1948.

Pat's life was centered around providing care to others, which brought her great joy. A 1948 graduate of Mercy's School of Nursing she was proud of her career as a nurse at Mercy Medical Center and Evergreen Nursing Home and her time volunteering with the Red Cross blood drives. Pat loved spending time with her family, from running the family business with Frank to their cherished annual vacations to Little Silver Lake. Pat spent many childhood summers at Silver Lake with her family, the Neuman's from Beaver Dam. This family tradition at Silver Lake carried on throughout her life with her children and grandchildren and has become the symbol of the simple meaning of family that was the center of Pat's life. She enjoyed life to the fullest by spending special time with her nursing classmates, aerobic friends, family friends and neighbors. She was a fabulous knitter, baker, card player and gardener. She had the ability to make every person she met feel special. The world won't be the same without you in it Mom. There is no better way to describe her than as so many have said, Pat was and always will be a "sweetheart."

Survivors include her husband, Frank Burr of Oshkosh; six children,, Dennis (Judy) Burr of Rhinelander; Linda (Dave) Petit of Madison; Michael (Julie) Burr of Whitefish Bay; Steven (Patty) Burr of Sun Prairie; Barbara (Ron) Jaworski of Oshkosh; Kathleen (Dave) Peppler of Ripon; 16 grandchildren, Sabrina Burr, Phil Petit, Paul Petit, Jeannae Zeutzius, Matthew Burr, Marcella Burr, Jenna Burr, Adam Burr, Patrick Burr, Anna Burr, Ben Jaworski, Vicki Phillips, Dan Jaworski; Peppler, Lucas Peppler, Rachael Peppler, and two great grandchildren, Jenner Zeutzius and Syndey Zeutzius; one brother, Robert (Jude) Neuman of Milwaukee; one sister, Donna Neuman of Milwaukee and three sisters-in-law, Mary Neuman of Lodi; Marilyn Burr of Phoenix, AZ; and Helen Lord Burr of Oshkosh. Pat was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Neuman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, St Peter Church (435 High Ave.) on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. James Jugenheimer officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to the time of Mass. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Park. A memorial has been established to the North East Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross or the .

Special thanks to Cindy with Affinity Hospice and the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center for the care and compassion given to Pat and her family.

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from July 19 to July 20, 2012
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