Dear Dad, Uncle Guy, Aunt Joan, Uncle Gary, and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all today.
I am so glad I was able to see Grandma Pat a few short weeks ago. We had such a nice time together. I will never forget the advice she gave me that day. “Don’t let Lillian do anything she is not ready for.” as she â??scoldedâ? me for letting Lillian stand on her own. She was always giving us grandkids advice.
She had a gift for remembering all sorts of things and always telling stories of people and things that happened from our childhood.
I love you Grandma! We will miss you!
To Max Derse, from his Texas Phone Friend Pencye
The gift of wisdom and grace will get you thru loosing your beloved sister, Pat, and let you, and the many memories of Pat, stay in your heart forever.
Max E. Derse
Greg,Guy,Gary,and Joan; With a whisper as soft as butterfly wings,memories return to comfort the heart. May each memory comfort and bring you peace.
Remember that your Mother left the world a legacy in the good and caring People you all have grown to be and in this time of sadness, may it help to comfort you to know that she is still a part of all you are and do.
I can not find words to tell you how much I will miss your Mother, my sister Pat!
Uncle Max Derse
Dear Greg, Guy, Gary and Joanie, To you and your familes I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. Your mother was really the “bed rock” of the family. She was a unique person, full of life, love, humor. Her stories were the greatest. She and your dad could keep on going back and forth with memories from the past. I am so happy to have had her in my life and to have visited her in recent years. May God grant you peace and consolation as you recall your wonderful childhoods and remember always how much she loved you, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. As I am in New Mexico and can not attend the visitation tomorrow, my prayers will be with you. I truly loved Pat. She was one of a kind and will be missed. Love, Aunt Pat
To all LePine family & friends, – It is with great sadness to hear of our loss. Aunt Pat was the fun Aunt with a smile and an infectious laugh. She would refer to me as ‘kiddo’ and always asked how our kids were doing as she loved them very much. She was esp. concerned yet very proud of our son Mitchell who is overseas in the Marines. I loved going to visit and she would tell old family stories of the past, each time I would learn something new! Of course I have many memories as she never missed a birthday party while I was growing up. I liked her ‘frank’ nature and humor because I really understood it, she will be missed. We will keep Aunt Pat and all of you in our prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathies – Mark, Lynn, Mitchell & Megan Derse
Kathy Derse Ruccione
Dear Greg, Guy, Gary, Joan and your families: My heartfelt condolences to you with the passing of your mom. She was truly one of a kind. She was my very favorite aunt because of her sense of humor, her straight-shooting, and her work ethic… some of the reasons I always wanted to be like her. Although we lived pretty far apart and didn’t get to see each other much, I have indelible memories of the times we did get to spend together. My dad was crazy about her and I recall so well the many times he would regale me with stories about her and your dad, or tell me about a conversation he had just had with her, often he couldn’t get through the retelling without laughing. Aunt Pat could make him laugh like no one else. She is irreplaceable and I will remember her always. With love, Kathy and Daniel Ruccione
Eileen Norman and Family
Dear Greg, Guy, Gary, Joan and Famiies,
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom and my favorite Aunt and Godmother.
I was so happy to have been able to see her while I was in Milwaukee in October. I will always remember Aunt Pat for her humor and her ability to call life as she saw it–no sugar coating! I have lots of fond memories as I know so do you. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
So very sorry,
Eileen, Ed, Patricia and Kaitlyn Norman
I would like to extend my condolences to Pat’s family. I knew Pat for the past 14 years. She truly was the matriarch of the family. Pat’s death represents the end of an era.
Pat was full of history and strong views. She was a great cook and a terrific housekeeper. Her children and grandchildren are a fine legacy of the type of parents that she and Red were.