Patti Rae Holtermann

Patti Rae Holtermann, 67, of Vernon, passed away on Feb. 10, 2006 at home, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma.

Patti will be sadly missed by her two sons: Paul of Big Bend, and Karl (Glenn Reinle) of Milwaukee; her brother, Neal (Colleen) Andersen of Waukesha; her sister, Bonnie (Dennis) Diermeier of Jefferson; her significant other, Bud Jarvis; and grandchildren: Cody Ellis, Griffon, and Charcoal. Patti is the daughter of the late Harold and Janet (nee Wolf) Andersen of Big Bend.

Patti was a proud graduate of Nathan Hale High School of West Allis. For decades, she volunteered as a fire and emergency dispatcher for the Big Bend-Vernon Fire Department. Along with her former husband, James P. Holtermann, she ran the office of her family’s business, Mutual Machine Company Inc. Later in life, she made many friends working at Norris Adolescent Center.

Funeral services for Patti will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation will be on Feb. 16, 2006 from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service at the funeral home.

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