Patricia Gallion joined her welcoming committee Tuesday, June 13th, 2023. Patricia had been grappling with several health challenges and experienced a sudden decline before passing.
Pat was born September 17, 1957 by Rosary Damptz (Lima) (2021) and George Damptz (1991) in Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her brothers Mike Damptz (2009) and Tom Damptz (2022). She was a gifted artist who took great pleasure in creating beautiful works of art and sharing her creations with those around her. She loved nature; sitting in the sun, long drives on country roads, picking wild flowers from the backwoods of Wisconsin ditches. Occasionally one would find a flower pressing in a random book or move a bundle of cattails to get to a kitchen cabinet.
Despite facing significant health challenges, including cancer and multiple sclerosis, Pat
remained steadfast and resilient in her determination to live life to its fullest. Her fighting spirit never wavered, and she remained a source of inspiration to those around her.
Perhaps Pat's most significant source of pride are her four children - Zachary, Elizabeth, Gabriel (Rafal), and Joseph (Danielle). Her children shared her strong-willed, passionate, creative, and outspoken nature, who have had to overcome their own challenges, a testament to Pat.
She is survived by her four children; her twin sister, Gerri (Jay), brother Dan (Cathy), and many nieces and nephews. Her family would like to give a special thank you to JoAnn Tessier. She was an amazing guardian and showed Pat a huge amount of love and support. Pat was cared for by many others and we are so very grateful to them all.
Dealing with the loss of someone we love is never easy, and it can leave us with a multitude of unanswered questions. However, it's important to remember that their presence and impact on our lives will stay with us forever.
As a tribute to her life, the family has decided to hold a private funeral service in late summer, her favorite season. Funeral direction is being provided by Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau, Wisconsin.