Patricia A. Gottsacker

Patricia A. Gottsacker (nee Hruby), 74, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital.

Patricia was born on March 17, 1935, to John and Francis (nee Konopacki) Hruby in Manitowoc. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed creating clothing for her children, from when they were small to their wedding dresses. As a nurse, she was known to care deeply for her patients and would extend extraordinary measures to make sure they were comfortable and received the best care possible.

Patricia is survived by her children, Mark (Cheryl) Gottsacker, Mary Grotelueschen, John (Barbara) Gottsacker, Barbara (Jon) Ash, Paul (Michele Boozell) Gottsacker, Lisa (Paul) Voigt, David (Jane Spaeth) Gottsacker and Craig (Tricia) Gottsacker. She is further survived by 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers and sisters, Jack (Karen) Hruby, Mary (Glen) Komorowski, Karen Hruby, Margaret (Dennis) Jerabek, Craig (Pat) Hruby, Ann (Sam) Vallone; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini with the Rev. Nathan Reesman officiating. Visitation will be at the church only on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials are appreciated to St. Frances Cabrini or Washington Co. Humane Society or St. Joseph’s Hospital Froedtert and Community Health of West Bend.

A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital for their outstanding care and support.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.