Patricia Ann Rathje

Patricia Ann Rathje, age 62, of Arkdale, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale, Wisconsin.   Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate.  Friends may call on Friday at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be 10 a.m. on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Patricia was born December 21, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to Theron Logan and Florence Ann (Fleming) Rathje.  She  battled Type One Diabetes for over 50 years.  Patsy lived in Adams County off and on over the past 25 years, including the last three  years in her home in Arkdale.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Patsy loved gardening, reading, traveling the world, photography and all things artistic.

Patsy is survived by her two sisters: Carla (Sara Oswald) Byrnes, JoAnn Rathje; her aunt: Shirley Reed; cousins: Kathy (Steve) Swanson, Karen (Dr. Bill) Shaw, Kim Reed, Ken Reed, and Katie (Mark) Wood.  Patsy was preceded in death by her parents: Theron Logan and Florence Ann Rathje and her beloved brother-in-law Tom Byrnes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams County Theatre LTD or the American Diabetes Association.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Sherry Sherd says:

    Carla, I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing my heart goes out to you and yours!

  2. Ron and Velna Waite says:

    To all of Patricias’ family. This is a time of deep sorrow. May you find some comfort in knowing that others share in your greif. God Bless you. Velna

  3. Debbie Conway says:

    Now, as always , Patty will live in my heart. All the happy times we shared as young girls together, at Christ the King and then Longwood, are a cherished part of my life. We connected every few years as adults and the one thing you could always count on was Patty’s smile. I only wish I could have shared one more Christmas visit with Patty, Lynn, Katy and myself at the Pancake House. We would talk for hours. God bless you all. Be assured of my prayers. Debbie

  4. Ray and Karen Groskinsky says:

    Carla and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts through the next few days.

  5. Mike Brogan says:

    My condolences to you and your family with your loss of a loved one.
    Your friend, Mike

  6. Jodi Lecy Helgeson & James Grabarski says:

    Carla and Family,
    Please know that we all care very much about you and our prayers go out to you. I’m sure you all have wonderful memories of your time together. Keep those in your thoughts during this difficult time.

  7. Kim Draeger says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved it when you’d bring Pat in to ACEC to was always a happy person! Thoughts and prayers.

  8. Michael T. Nelson says:

    Patsy, (I hope you don’t mine me using your nick name, that Is what friends called my Mother) I never met you, but looking In your eye’s, I can see you were a wonderful person. You are now entering your second life, a life you will share with many other wonderful people just like you. You certainly could have stayed here longer with us, but you were needed for other things. The disease you suffered through for all of those years, Is the same one my 17 year old Grandson has had for 12 years, and I promise to you, that my family will do all It possibly can to help find a cure for this horrible disease. Patsy Rest In Peace.

  9. Marty and June Hillert says:

    Carla, Sara and family,
    We just heard and share in your sorrow. Know that God works in ways that we do not necessarily immediately understand, but that even death of someone special has a purpose for those of us who continue on. May you share in the Peace that passes all understanding as you go through this time of sorrow.
    All our love, Marty and June

  10. amy zastrow[kason morleys grandma says:

    i only knew patsy for a short time she was amassing lady

  11. Richard Sternhagen says:

    Though I only knew Patsy for the last three years, I knew a kind, gentle and pleasant person. I will miss her visits to the store and my visits to her home. Take solace in knowing she is in God’s care now and all of life’s discomforts are gone. Carla, and Sara, if you need anything, let me know. I will certainly help you. Love, Rich.

  12. Coral Smith says:

    Carla and family,
    Our sympathy goes out to you.
    Love, Coral and Larry

  13. Hariet Dehlinger says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Patsy was an amazing woman! Love, Hariet

  14. Jane Grabarski says:

    Carla and family –
    I was sorry to hear of your sister’s passing – find comfort in the good times you shared. My sympathies to you all.

  15. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    Carla & Sara, We are thinking of you & your family at this sad time. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  16. Gary and Penny Maleski says:

    Carla, Sara, and JoAnn,
    Gary and I will miss Patsy’s kind and gentle ways. You can take comfort in knowing that you were the best sisters she could ask
    for. I am so pleased that she lived close the last few years and that you traveled together, and enjoyed each others company frequently.
    You are loved, Gary and Penny

  17. Sandra Pheiffer says:

    My heart aches for you. I hope you find comfort in the joyous moments and abiding love you shared.
    Take care and may God’s Peace be with you. Much love,