Arlene Patek, 83
Feb. 6, 1931 -- Jan. 16, 20115
Mrs. Arlene Patek, formerly of Wauwatosa, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 16, 2015, at Alexian Village Square, where she had been residing for the last 10 years. She was 83 years old. Arlene was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 6, 1931, daughter of Frederick and Agnes Prochniewski Kasten. She attended local schools, graduating from St. John’s Cathedral High School in 1949. On June 13, 1953, Arlene was united in marriage with John L. Patek at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee. The couple settled in the area and raised four children. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1994.
Mrs. Patek was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wauwatosa, where she had been very active with the Altar Guild and the sewing circle, and had also been a member of the Senior Center of Wauwatosa. In her younger days, she enjoyed gardening and has always enjoyed traveling. While at Alexian Village, Arlene was a member of the senior choir and enjoyed going to the many different religious services offered there. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Arlene is survived by a daughter, Cristine (William) Kinsley of Green Bay, and three sons, John (Nancy) Patek of Chicago, Richard (Barbara) Patek of Cedarburg and David (Catherine) Patek of Whitefish Bay. She is further survived by nine grandchildren: Steven and Jeffrey Kinsley, Caroline, Joseph (Stephanie), Michael (Caitlin), Victoria, Matthew, Bryan and Julia Patek, brother Fred (Judy) Kasten of West Bend, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Alexian Village Chapel, 9301 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. Father Joe will preside the service. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee that afternoon. The family will receive visitors at Alexian Village Chapel on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
If desired, memorials are suggested to St. Bernard Parish or Alexian Village of Milwaukee. The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at