Patricia Bishop Gutting

Sept. 11, 1924 – June 3, 2011

Patricia "Patsy" Bishop Gutting of Waukesha said good bye to her family and transitioned to her eternal life in Heaven on Friday, June 3, 2011, at the age of 86.

Patsy was born on Sept. 11, 1924, to Stuart and Dorothy Bishop in Indianapolis. She graduated from Shortridge High School in 1942 and then from Purdue University in 1946. After graduation, Patsy went to teach at the Methodist Mission School in Panama City, Panama. She returned to marry Paul A. Gutting on Dec. 4, 1948, with whom she enjoyed 62 years of life and marriage. She loved to travel and was able to visit all the countries of Europe. She traveled to four continents and enjoyed 16 different international adventures. Patsy lived for 45 years in Elm Grove, where she raised her children and cared for her garden, saving and preserving many wildflowers. She enjoyed the friends and fellowship of the Women of Elm Grove Women’s Club and Women’s Club Chorus. She made lifelong friendships through participation in her investment club, bridge club and dance club. She loved the arts and maintained season tickets to the Milwaukee Florentine Opera and the Skylight Opera Theatre. She was a longtime volunteer for VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and did taxes for the elderly in Waukesha.

Patsy will be missed by her friends and family. She leaves her husband, Paul Gutting of Waukesha; her children, Jeff Gutting of West Allis, Jean (Randy) Lohoff of Panama City, Fla., and Barbara (Tracy) Cleveland of Waukesha; her brother, Charles Bishop of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Bryan (Joan) Lohoff, Drew Lohoff, Amelia Cleveland, Eleanor Cleveland and Abigail Cleveland; and great-granddaughter, Veda Lohoff.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Anne Bishop Masters; and her son, Bruce Hill Gutting.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Avalon Square and Home & Hospice Advantage who were so kind, caring and generous with their love and care for Patsy.

Burial will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, Ind. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Avalon Square in Waukesha. Memorial service information will be posted at www.waukeshafunerals.com when the date and time are set.

Memorial gifts are appreciated to the Avalon Square Foundation, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message or for an online obituary.