Patricia A. Larsen

Patricia A. Larsen, nee Koehler, 72, of Hartford was re-united with her soulmate of 53 years, Herbert Larsen, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at West Allis Memorial Hospital.

Patricia was born in Trempealeau and moved to Milwaukee at the age of 12.

After receiving her education, she married Herbert, and the couple began a loving family of their own.

Patricia was blessed with the passion of baking and cooking. She owned and operated a cake decorating company for over 20 years while she was raising her family.

She won many prizes for her cakes and other dishes that she entered throughout the years at the State Fair.

Patricia later worked at the Mineshaft as its head cook for 12 years.

Beyond spending time baking and cooking, she also loved reading and spending quality time with her grandchildren.

Patricia will be deeply missed by her adored children, Dale Koehler, Steven (Sharon) Koehler, Herbert (Janice) Larsen, Larry Larsen, Dawn Larsen, Tom (Julie) Larsen, Robert Larsen, Jim (Tina) Larsen, Debra Ahrens (Dave Mitchell), Wendy (Steve) Sciachi-tano and Kelly (Bill) Neu; her treasured 24 grandchildren; nine dear great-grandchildren; her loving brother and sister-in-law, Cecil (Doris) Koehler; her best friend, Shirley Marlow; and her brother-in-law, Bob Zlotocha.

She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, other special relatives and dear friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister, Bea Zlotocha.

A funeral service to honor Patricia will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Pastor Paul Mittermaier officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend, followed by interment of ashes in Pleasant Hill Ceme-tery in Hartford.

The family would like to express a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Midwest Dialysis Center in West Bend for the genuine compassion that was extended to Patricia.