Patricia “Pat” L. Hartwig, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 85, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. She will always be remembered for her kind heart and spry attitude on life. Pat was never one to sit still for long, of course unless it was to sit in a tree stand waiting for that giant buck to come by.
Pat was born on September 26, 1933 in Winsted, MN to the late Andrew and Agnes (Kurtz) Herman. She was raised on a farm in Medford, Wisconsin, along with her sisters Cynthia, Betty and Carol who were always close at heart. When the Herman girls were together, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house-laughter always erupted. On February 10, 1964, she married William W. Hartwig. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2006. Together they raised four children, Deborah Klocke, Wausau, Robert (Janice) Hartwig, Portage, Lynn Balz, Wausau and Daniel (Molly) Hartwig, Wausau. Pat was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Pat was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bruce Klocke.
Patricia would like to let you all know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening and singing to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed. Low adherence to this instruction will not be tolerated.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday October 12, 2018 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street Weston. Rev. Lance Hoelscher will officiate. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of the arrangements.
To have loved in life is a blessing, to have been loved in life is a treasure, gone but not forgotten.
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