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Patricia J.

Memorial Visitation- Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9am-11am @ Oklahoma Avenue Lutheran Church (5335 W. Oklahoma Ave.)

Memorial Service- Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 11am @ Oklahoma Avenue Lutheran Church (5335 W. Oklahoma Ave.)

Burial to Follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery

Patricia Joanne Wolter (nee Clarke) was called home by God on March 7, 2021 at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Evan Wolter. Loving Mom of Lori (Michael) Graff and Shelley (Patrick) Krohn. Grandmother of Robert (Amanda Schellinger) Land, Levi (Heidi) Morneau, David (Traci) Land, Ariana Morneau, Casey (Romina) Graff, Reuben (Allie) Morneau, Michael (Sasiwipi) Krohn and Rachel (Tim) Sitzman.  Great-grandma to Alex, Taylor, Jayden, Isabel, Jameson, Woodrow, Thomas, Logan and Wesley. Caring sister of Richard (Jeanette) Clarke, sister-in-law of Shirley Clarke, Sharon Storlie, Richard (Ginny) Wolter, Lana (Donald) Brashi and Gary (Jeanne) Wolter.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Predeceased by her parents Richard N and Jane Clarke, in-laws Norbert and Leona Wolter, her sisters and brothers-in-law Elizabeth (Charlie) Brock, Carol (George) Niebuhr, Clayt Storlie and twin brother Robert “Bob” Clarke.

Pat was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and attended Madison East High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Evan. They were married in 1958. Evan’s work brought the family to Milwaukee in 1961. Pat was a stay-at-home Mom until her girls were in middle school when she was offered a job with School Pictures which she enjoyed for many years. Pat and Evan enjoyed spending time with friends at card club and bowled on a couple’s league for many years. When Pat retired, she discovered golf and was hooked. PJ (as she was known to her golfing buddies) loved golfing and the friendships that were formed on and off the fairways. PJ golfed in two ladies’ leagues for many years and looked forward to their annual golf outing with her dear friends. Pat and Evan enjoyed their annual get-away at Fox Hills, for more golf of course. Pat loved her growing family very much. Cooking was her love language and she had a creative flair always reminding us that you eat first with your eyes and would say, “Make it pretty.” And, she did. Pat’s potato salad has stood the test of time, it’s delicious, however, anyone who had the pleasure of enjoying her cooking would tell you she was a great cook! Pat is loved deeply and we know she is enjoying the Fairways in Heaven.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9-11AM at Oklahoma Avenue Lutheran Church (5335 W. Oklahoma Ave.). A service will follow at 11AM. Burial Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Pat’s memory to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Oklahoma Avenue Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.





  1. Judy Morneau March 9, 2021 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to Shelly,Levi, Rueben and Ari Morneau. It’s just so hard to say goodbye and you have had more than your share recently.

  2. Chris Curtiss March 9, 2021 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    My dear Lori, I will never forget the cute Birdie pin your mom gave my for getting a birdie in golf. She will be missed. God bless her.

    • Lori Graff March 10, 2021 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you Chris for your love and support. I forgot about that birdie pin, she was so happy for us and enjoyed sharing it with us. God bless you!

  3. Mary Kelly March 11, 2021 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I remember all great meals I enjoyed with your family! Your mom made the best spaghetti and I was always so happy when she invited me to stay for dinner, because I knew whatever she made would be really good. My heart and prayers are with you all during this sad time. May God give you strength and peace.

    • Lori Graff March 16, 2021 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Mary Kelly, thank you for sharing a fond memory with our family, it means more than we can say. Mom was a great cook and she loved sharing meals with loved ones. It was wonderful to see you at the visitation, thank you for your prayers and love. God is good and his blessings abound.

  4. Edward Brock March 14, 2021 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Goodbye aunt Pat, I love you ,and will remember you forever. I have many great memories of family get togethers , you will be missed.
    To Evan , Lori, Shelly, I am sorry that I wasn’t able to attend the memorial, I am not currently able to make the trip now.. I have been having pain issues.
    My heart goes out to you In sadness for our loss.

    • Lori Graff March 16, 2021 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Eddie, thank you for your condolences. While you couldn’t be with us in person, you were with us in spirit. We did have wonderful family get togethers growing up and as adults. I hope your pain issues will be resolved and that you are doing well. Thank you for your support and love. I’ll be sure to let my Dad know about your note to us. Love, Lori

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