Patricia Lou Tomilin
July 26, 1946 — Sept. 25, 2016

Patricia Lou Tomilin Patricia Lou Tomilin passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Froedtert Memorial Hospital after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with MDS/leukemia.

Patty was born on July 26, 1946, in Summerville, Pa., to Robert and Mary (Yeany) Wolfgong.

Patty is survived by her loving and adoring husband, Ron; her children Kyle (Sara) Tomilin and Heather (Yates) McKenzie; and her grandchildren Mason Leigh, Pierce and Logan. Patty is also survived by her brother Donald (Diane) Wolfgong and sister Sally (George) Otto.

Patty treated every day like a gift and prompted everyone to do the same. She closed out messages with “Make it a GREAT day!” Patty loved life. She embodied a bon vivant that was contagious to both friends and strangers. Patty consistently thought of others before herself and always did her best to show compassion and love. “Party Patty”/aka P.T. had a certain sparkle that lit up her surroundings and her boisterous, fun-loving laugh will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Patty’s life will be held Thursday, September 29, at the Broadlands Golf Course Clubhouse, 18 Augusta Way, North Prairie, WI 53153 (262-392-6320) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Patty wished that you would support the Cancer Foundation at Froedtert.

Thank you to Dr. Laura Michaelis for her exceptional care at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Memorials may be given in memory of Patty Tomilin to support leukemia research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Please make checks payable to The MCW Cancer Center with a note that it is in memory of Patty Tomilin and/or to support leukemia research. Please send checks to: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Office of Development, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226; an online donation can be made at

Thelen Funeral Services is honored to be assisting the family. Please go to to sign the online guest registry.