Patricia L. Fretschel, age 80, of Reedsburg, formerly of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 after a very short battle with lung cancer. In 1958, she married her beau, Ed. They remained married and devoted to each other until Ed passed in April, 2001. Pat was a civil service retiree who as a civilian served for twenty-three years at the Fort Carson Commissary where quickly became Store General Manager.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Edward and Lorraine; her husband: Ed; and her daughter: Phyllis Paukstat. Pat leaves behind a daughter: Deborah; three grandchildren: Michael, 37; Bobby Marie, 34 and Paul Zachary, 32; eight great-grandchildren; a brother: Ken; sister-in-law: Jane; a lifelong best friend: Karen Basile, of Milwaukee: several nieces and nephews.
A small Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 2nd, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. Entombment will follow the service in Holy Cross Mausoleum.
She was a great lady and a fantastic Mom. We miss her but her love shines on in all of us.
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