Othilia B. "Patty" Mayer

Othilia B. "Patty" Mayer passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at the Lasata Care Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Patty at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at St. Francis Borgia North Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road in Cedarburg. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church, only from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Private family inurnment will take place at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Patty was born in Freeberg, Mo. on Feb. 9, 1911, daughter of William and Anne (nŽe Brendel) Bauer. She grew up in Milwaukee, married first husband Ray Dickmann in 1931 and moved to Cedarburg. There she was a former Junior Achievement instructor, first clerical secretary for 16 years at St. Francis Borgia Church, and past corporate vice-president at Meta-Mold Co. for over 40 years. Retiring in 1973, Patty was much loved for her kindness, loyalty and perseverance in her personal and business endeavors. Marrying Alex Mayer in 1973, she moved to Mequon where she enjoyed retirement with her new family. After Alex’s death in 1998, Patty moved to Lasata Heights Retirement Home in Cedarburg because of severe macular degeneration.

Othilia was preceded in death by cherished husbands, Alex Mayer and Ray Dickmann; beloved sister, Eleanore Kunert; brother-in-law, Bob Kunert; and step-daughter, Mary (nŽe Mayer) Stern. She is lovingly survived by stepson, Tom (Sue) Mayer; stepgrandchildren, Kelly, Kim and Kristi Mayer, John Stern, Julie (Cary) Greenberg, Betsy Stern; and great-stepgrandchildren, Jessie and Eran Greenberg and Henry Stern. She is further survived by special nephew, Jim (Donna Jean) Kunert; great-nephews, Ryon (Brenda) Kunert, Bryon Kunert; great-niece, Dawn (Mike) Wellner; and many wonderful relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Marilyn Schmit for her friendship, kindness and unwavering support to Patty.

A very special thank you to the 1-west nursing staff and caregivers at Lasata Care Center for their exceptional loving kindness, compassion and gentle care.

Memorials to Lasata Care Center or the charity of donor’s choice are appreciated.