Patricia Boerner, 83
Jan. 23, 1932 -- May 9, 2015

Patricia Boerner, nee Zacher, of West Bend died on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Health Care Center of Cedar Community at the age of 83. She was born on Jan. 23, 1932, in Milwaukee, to the late Harry and Anna (nee Kleba) Zacher.

Following her marriage to Donald F. Boerner on June 30, 1951, the couple settled in Milwaukee until moving to West Bend in 1972.

For many years, Pat worked at the various fabric and sewing stores in West Bend including JoAnn’s Fabrics, Julie Ann’s, Royce Fabrics and Ben Franklin, to name a few. First and foremost, her primary job was to be a loving and devoted wife and an awesome mom.

She and her husband traveled to many locales throughout the United States and Europe, and enjoyed the many vacations they took to visit family.

Survivors include her husband, Donald; seven children, Deborah (Clifford) Coats of Waukesha, Linda (Eugene “Chip”) Schmitt of Green Bay, Victoria (Clyde) Lantz of Savage, Maryland, David (Brenda) Boerner of Madison, James (Teresita) Boerner of Mather, California, Daniel Boerner of Bellevue, Washington and Jennifer Wild of Green Bay; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Patrick Zacher of Cedar Park, Texas, Ronald Zacher of Henderson, Nevada, Dennis Zacher of Hales Corners, John (Judith) Zacher of West Bend, Gregory (Barbara) Zacher of Hales Corners and Constance Zacher of Delafield; brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph Stanke of New Berlin, Marlene Zacher of North Prairie, Shirley Krenn of Port Washington, Annabelle (George) Brown of Milwaukee and Shirley Boerner of Germantown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Jane on Oct. 4, 1987, and a son, Daniel James in infancy; sister, Kathleen Stanke; and two brothers, Harry “Butch” Zacher Jr. and Michael Zacher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church from 9-10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the West Bend Full Shelf Food Pantry or the Employee SHARE Fund at Cedar Community.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at