Patsy McWhirr


July 5, 1926 - Dec. 9, 2012



Patsy Claire McWhirr (nee Mueller), age 86, of Summit, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha. She was born July 5, 1926 in Milwaukee to Milo and Christine (nee VanLangen) Mueller.


Patsy is survived by her children Arthur F. Rosenow III of Oconomowoc and Christine C. (William) Walker of Whitefish Bay, grandchildren Catherine C. (Mike) Paprocki and Thomas W. Walker, and great-grandson Sammuel Paprocki, along with other relatives and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Arthur W. Rosenow and James McWhirr, and sisters Nancy C. Mueller and Muriel A. Schimmelpfennig. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Zion Episcopal Church at 10:00 a.m.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with Eastern Star Honors at 9:30 a.m.


Patsy was a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Oconomowoc. Other memberships include charter member and past president of the Evergreen Garden Club, last surviving charter member, Oconomowoc Womanís Club, Oconomowoc Hartland #13, OES, past matron, LaBelle Temple #35, Pythian Sisters, past chief, past grand chief of Pythian Sisters in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Court #2, Order of the Amaranth, past royal matron and deputy grand royal matron, Kenwood Shrine #9, White Shrine of Jerusalem, past worthy high priestess and Supreme Press correspondent, member of the first board of directors of Wisconsin Education and Corrections, member of the Daughters of the Nile and charter member of Silver Lake Yacht Club.


She was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School, Franklin College, Indiana; Carroll University; University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; and UW-Madison. Patsy taught in local schools for many years prior to retiring. She was a special person who touched the hearts of many. She forever is remembered by those who love her.


Pagenkopf Funeral Home , 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, is serving the family. For further details, call 567-4457 or visit