Patricia ‘Pat’ Mae (nee Raap) Rajnicek Ulrich
April 11, 1935 — Sept. 1, 2017
Patricia “Pat” Mae (nee Raap) Rajnicek Ulrich, 82, of Waukesha, was lifted from this world with her family by her side on Friday, September 1, 2017. Pat was born on April 11, 1935, in Waukesha, to Vincent and Ann (nee Bach) Raap.
She graduated with the first graduating class of Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School in 1953 and worked throughout her life as a physician’s assistant and receptionist. Pat married Joseph “Jack” Rajnicek in October 1953. Together they raised seven beautiful children. She was preceded in death by Jack.
On July 21, 2000, Pat was united in marriage to August “Augie” Ulrich as she continued on her journey of life. Augie dedicated himself to Pat over the past five months as she faced multiple health challenges. Pat was a beloved and wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and sister-in-law. She was a cherished person to her many relatives and friends and will be sorely missed by all. She will be remembered as a caring, gentle and giving angel, who loved to have fun and was always smiling no matter what life threw her way. Pat was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Parish in Waukesha.
Pat is survived by her loving husband, Augie; her children, Mark (Julie Van Pietersom) Rajnicek, Anne Rajnicek, Clare Rajnicek, Paul (Lorie) Rajnicek, John (Stephanie) Rajnicek, Julie Rajnicek, Kurt (Karin) Rajnicek, Peggy (Thomas) Ferch, Scott Ulrich, Pamela Ulrich and Colleen (David) Beilfuss; brother, Michael (Carole) Raap; sisters, Teresa (Anthony Miele) Raap and Veronica Cose; brothers-in-law, Vincent (Mary) Ulrich and Paul Ulrich; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Ann Raap, and sister Margaret Wilhelmi.
A visitation and celebration of life for Pat will be held at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188, from 9 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, September 16.
It was Pat’s last wishes that in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name could be made to: Waukesha Catholic School System, 221 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; Catholic Memorial High School, 601 E College Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Angels-Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc, for the loving care and comfort given to Pat and her family during her final hours.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.
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