Suring - Patricia J. Drafz, age 75 of Suring, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Pat was born on April 3, 1946 to Willard and Joyce (Buchman) Lindow in Green Bay. She graduated from Preble High School with the Class of 1964. Pat married Gary Drafz on February 4, 1967. The couple owned Union Hardware Store for many years. Throughout her life, Pat had various bartending jobs, as she loved working with people. Pat retired from Dimension Lumber as their office manager. She greatly enjoyed crafting and making homemade gifts. Pat also enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Bill) Palomaki of Suamico; son, Jeff Drafz of Pulaski; grandchildren, Sydney and Samantha Palomaki and Kendra and Ryan Drafz; mother, Joyce Lindow of Green Bay; brother, Dick (Margaret) Lindow of Little Suamico; brother-in-law, Steve (Rosie) Houston of Crivitz; and special friend, Dale Hischke. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gary; father, Willard "Lefty" Lindow; brother-in-law, Doug Drafz.
Per Pat's wishes, no funeral services will be held. A celebration of life will be held for Pat in the future. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of Bellin Hospital and St. Clare Memorial Hospital and the care team from Unity Hospice for the care and compassion offered to Pat and her family during their time of need.
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Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2021.