Patricia Tremaine passed away peacefully Monday, August 31, 2015, in Hudson. Pat was born November 18, 1942, in Mauston, where she was raised in the historic Boorman house (now a museum). Pat received a bachelorís degree from Marquette University, where she studied teaching. After initially teaching in small farm towns, Pat went on to teach literature and German for 30-plus years at Arrowhead High School in Hartland.
There she taught thousands of students, always striving to create an interactive and fresh learning environment. In retirement, Pat found great satisfaction teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Patís son, Don Brandies, learned many things from his mother, including his passion for travel which Pat introduced to him at an early age, traveling extensively in the U.S. and Europe.
Patís creativity shone through in her love of quilting and gardening, creating over 60 quilts and earning a master gardener certification. Her hobbies introduced her to many new friends, both in Waukesha and River Falls, where she moved later in retirement.
With the help of her extended family and the wonderful friends, Pat faced her fight with pancreatic cancer with strength, grace and a healthy dose of German stubbornness. Patricia Tremaine was much loved, will be greatly missed, and is forever in our hearts.
She is survived by he son, Don Brandies; siblings, Suzanne Tremaine, John Lawrence Tremaine, Mary Tremaine, Dorothy Tremaine; nieces, nephews and extended Tremaine family.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve (Goetz) Tremaine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 5, at 11:00 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 211 E Division St., in River Falls. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, from 6-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home, 502 3rd St., Hudson, and on Saturday from 10-11 am at St. Bridget. Private family interment will be at St. Patrickís Catholic Cemetery in Mauston.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson. For more information, call 715-386-2402 or visit online at