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Patricia 
Piotrowski

Family and friends will gather at Holy Apostle’s Church, 16000 W. National Ave. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM.

Inurnment to follow at the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Save the Soldiers Home.com  (Milwaukee soldiers home renovation at Woods National Cemetery)  https://www.savethesoldiershome.com/donate are appreciated.

Patricia V. Piotrowski

(nee Scheifen) Entered Eternal Life Saturday, February 19, 2022, age 87 years. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald and cherished son, Staff Sergeant David. Loving mother of Sharon Piotrowski, Cheryl (Michael) Warczak and Francis (Nicole) Piotrowski.  Proud grandma of Andrea and Allison Piotrowski. Further survived by step-granddaughters, 5 step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, dear cousins, other relatives and close friends.

Patricia’s roots are deeply entrenched within the history of the city of New Berlin. Her parents and grandparents helped settle New Berlin in the mid-1800’s.  She was born in her parents house on Beloit road in June of 1934 which was mainly encircled by ethnic farming communities.  She worked at the local farms surrounding her home at age 7 picking fruit. She loved to go ice-skating at a pond down the street that was surrounded by undeveloped land.  She graduated from Pius High School in 1952 and was married in 1956 to Ronald at Holy Apostles Catholic church.  In 1962, they bought their first house and remained as New Berlin residents all of their lives.

At Holy Apostles she was part of a church group that went to daily mass and met after for coffee at McDonald’s.  Part of her ministry included acting as a Eucharistic Minister during mass and at local hospitals as well as saying and keeping rosary Novenas. With the Holy Apostles church group, she traveled to Medjugorje in the 1980’s.

She loved outdoor activities that included biking around the neighborhood, hiking with friends, camping with family and fishing.  She was always looking to land that prized Muskie.  She was an avid bowler and bingo player and enjoyed drawing, painting, reading cat mysteries and playing board games with her kids.

She was a great patriot that loved to celebrate the 4th of July every year with the sights and sounds of a grand picnic, flags galore, red/white/blue pinata’s and backyard fireworks while listening to God Bless America, America the Beautiful and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.  She loved to celebrate together as a family, that was most important to her.

She had the talent to bring to life stories she told.  They often centered around her journey to Germany by herself with a 7 month old baby to meet up with her husband who was stationed overseas in the army, what it was like growing up during WWII, her dog King and times she had at Pius High School plus those she made up for our entertainment.  For entertainment she loved going to movies and listening to a wide variety of music which included the Carpenters, Patty Paige, Roberta Flack, Bobby Vinton and the Platters.

Close to her heart, but gone before her also include the animals she loved.  Tiger was her beautiful, fluffy orange striped cat, Schmuckie was her enduring talking cat, and Secretariat, the thoroughbred racing horse, was her passion.  Closet to her I believe was Zachary, her Maine Coon.  She always yelled to him when she was driving home “I’m coming home” since he missed her so much when she was gone.  She got to say one last time, “I’m coming home, Zachary”

We would like to profoundly thank the doctor, nurses, aides and volunteers of Angles Grace of Oconomowoc for their sincere and compassionate care for our mother (and our family) and treating her with such respect and dignity throughout her journey there.

Family and friends will gather at Holy Apostle’s Church, 16000 W. National Ave. on March, 16, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the time of the Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Save the Soldiers Home.com  (Milwaukee soldiers home renovation at Woods National Cemetery) https://www.savethesoldiershome.com/donate are appreciated.

 

2 Comments

  1. Carol Daebel March 5, 2022 at 1:51 am - Reply

    Sounds like she lived a very full life. I would’ve loved to hear about her trip to Medjugorje. May she rest in peace.

  2. Jeremy Ebersole March 16, 2022 at 9:07 am - Reply

    On behalf of Milwaukee Preservation Alliance and Save the Soldiers Home, we are so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for honoring Patricia’s life by designating gifts to the ongoing efforts to ensure the incredible Milwaukee Soldiers Home is preserved to serve veterans long into the future. These gifts make a difference, and we’re extremely grateful!

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