Dec. 14, 1917 ó Feb. 11, 2017
Lillian E. Patenaude (nee Depner), 99, of Brookfield, formerly of Slinger, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at her residence. She was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Gillette, to the late Ferdinand and Mathilda (nee Block) Depner. She married Melvin on Oct. 28, 1939, at St. Peterís Catholic Church in Oconto and later moved to Milwaukee. After retirement, they moved to Arbor Vitae on the lake and then to Oconto Falls for a short time. The couple moved again to Slinger and in 2008, they moved to Brookfield. Lillian loved to garden, can and cook.
She is survived by her children, Errol, Sandra Wellner, Dianne (Carl) Mattson and Michael (Lynne); grandchildren, Patty Powell, Suzanne (Dean) Polenz, Sarah (Joel) Schettler, Ellen (Larry) Brinkman, Jennifer (Michael) Kuhn, Melanie (fiance Dan Turdo) Patenaude and Andrew Patenaude; great-grandchildren, Sophia Polenz, Jessica and Jared Brinkman, and Ian, Ella and Levi Kuhn; and other relatives and friends.
Lillian is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 72 years, Melvin; grandson Thomas; daughter- in-law LuAnne, and siblings, Art, Margaret, Clarence, Rosie and Caroline. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W.
Paradise Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. The visitation will be held Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass at 5 p.m. Private interment will take place at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peterís Catholic Church Endowment Fund (208 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086).
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 orwww.phillipfuneralhome.com.