Patricia L. Stricker, 93, of Wausau, beloved wife of the late Harvey M. Stricker, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side.
Patricia was born on August 12, 1929 in Hutchinson, KS daughter of the late Albert and Louise (Elliot) Ewy. She graduated from the Adela Hale Business School and later Hutchinson Junior College. She married Harvey on November 25, 1950 in Hutchinson, KS. She worked as a Secretary while helping to put Harvey through college. Patricia spent the majority of her life as a wonderful Homemaker taking great love and care of Harvey and their two daughters. She was active in her churches Redemption Lutheran in Milwaukee and Immanuel Lutheran in Wausau. In her spare time she enjoyed watching her television programs, and was fondly known by family as "communication central" for love of talking with her daughters and grandchildren. In her earlier years, she enjoyed bowling and golfing with Harvey. She was a past member of Wausau Antique Club, Women's Republican Club, and the Wausau Women's Club. Patricia was the heart and glue of the family, a special soul who will be desperately missed for her sense of humor.
Patricia will be dearly missed by her two daughters: Jana (Daniel) McDonell and Anita (Jim) Weil. She also leaves 6 beloved grandchildren: Ross (Ashley) McDonell, David (Molly) Weil, Molly (Sam) Ziegler, Megan (Ryan) Murray, Maren (Stephen) Hanson, and Derek Weil, along with 7 great grandchildren: Levi, Bailey, Nova, Bode, Fiona, Archie, and Hazel. Patricia leaves a sister, Jeanette (Wayne) Horner, along with numerous extended family and friends.
According to Patricia's wishes a private burial service was held at Pinelawn Cemetery in Milwaukee. The Brainard Funeral Home of Wausau has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice. Patricia's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Pride TLC and Aspirus Hospice for wonderful care given to her throughout her final journey.