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Patricia M. Jacob

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Patricia M. Jacob

Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Patricia M. Jacob, 75, of Wisconsin Rapids, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Aspirus Riverview Hospital on Thursday, March 1, 2018 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Patti was born on February 16, 1943 to Roland and Dorothy (Millenbach) Wirtz. Her marriage to Gerry Irwin ended in divorce and they had four children. Together they owned and operated several local establishments in the Wisconsin Rapids area, including Terrace Gardens, Golden Gate and Mr. G's. Patti also worked as a realtor for Terry Wolfe Realty for many years as well as at K-Mart, and Paper City Savings.

Patti enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a constant presence at sporting events, school programs, concerts, etc. Her family was the light of her life, and they always knew they could count on her.

Patti never wavered in her faith in God, and through all of her suffering, she never lost her sassiness or sense of humor.

Patti is survived by her three daughters: Tina (Dan) Bartram, Tricia (Frank) Hofer, Tammy (Todd) Twait, as well as 15 grandchildren: Jessica Irwin, Dustin Irwin, Joshua Irwin, Derek Irwin, Elius Irwin, Zya Irwin, Justin Bartram, Cassie Bartram, Bradley (Haley) Bartram, Jennifer (Ben Brawders) Bartram, Nick (Jen) Hofer, Jon Hofer, Ben Hofer, Heather (Adam) Nelson, and Amber Twait; and 10 great-grandchildren: Colton Irwin, Kadence Irwin, Ashrum Irwin, Kitiara Irwin, Blythe Irwin, Wyatt Coates, Maylin Bartram, Bronson Brawders, Madison Nelson and Blake Nelson; her longtime friend, Larry Wolfe; and her siblings, Butch (Jean) Wirtz, Tom (Sam) Wirtz, Barb (Tom) Sisco, Shirley (Jerry) Friday, Linda Stanislawski, and Marilyn (Lynn) McDonald. Patti is predeceased by her parents, her son, Terry Irwin, and her brother, Rodney Wirtz.

Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, March 5, 2018 and again at the church Tuesday morning from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Aaron Becker will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park. Ritchay Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Aspirus UW Cancer Center for their treatment through the years, as well as all the staff at Aspirus Riverview Hospital who cared for Patti in her final days.

"To the world you were a mother, but to our family, you were the world."
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Mar. 3, 2018
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