Patricia Ann Heckel (1938 - 2012)

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Patricia Ann Heckel, 74, Mosinee, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her home.

She was born March 22, 1938, in Colby, daughter of the late Melvin and Jocelyn (Wellman) Brehm. On April 18, 1959, she married Jerome Heckel at Our Lady of Peace, Marshfield.

Pat was a graduate of Colby High School, class of 1955, and graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing, Marshfield, class of 1958. She worked for Greenheck Fan Corp. for 30 years, retiring in May 2003.

Pat enjoyed cooking, baking, scrapbooking, walking, polka music, traveling, spending time with her family, her grandchildren and relaxing in her plant room.

Survivors besides her husband, Jerome, include five sons, Steven (Judy) Heckel, Abbotsford, Thomas Heckel, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Joel (Laurel) Heckel and Daniel (Kara) Heckel, both of Mosinee, and Charles (Kimberly) Heckel, Medford; seven grandchildren, Megan, Jacob, Anton, Polina, Rileigh, Caleb and Kenley; one brother, James Brehm; two sisters, Elizabeth Brehm and Janet (Dave) Donovan; and five nieces and nephews, Eric Brehm, Becky Nigbor, Cindy Brehm, Russel Brehm and Andrew Brehm.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gerald (Sandy) Brehm; granddaughter, Kylie Heckel; sister-in-law, Joan Brehm; and a niece, Sheila Brehm.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Donald Przybylski will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, where there will be a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials in Patricia's name may be directed to the St. Paul Catholic Church building fund.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from May 11 to May 14, 2012
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