Ione (Skotarzak) Patterson

Jan. 6, 1945 - Sept. 26, 2011

Ione Patterson, 66, of Waukesha, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at her residence.

Ione was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Beaver Dam, the only child of Walter and Pyrl (Thomas) Skotarzak.

She graduated from Randolph High School. After attending technical school in Chicago, Ione worked for the Waukesha medical examiner’s office for 38 years. She was known as a private person who kept to herself. Ione was an honest, loyal friend to co-workers, and they enjoyed her sense of humor. She had a passion for history and loved to travel.

Ione is survived by six cousins; her close friends, Andrea Sorce and Paul and Colleen Konicek; and many acquaintances, other friends and co-workers.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Randolph Cemetery on Highway P in Randolph Township, Columbia County. The Rev. Linda Heisler will officiate.

Randolph Community Funeral Home, 920-324-5547, is assisting with arrangements. For directions, to leave condolences and share memories, go to www.randolphfh.com.