Patricia M. Meier, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Racine on September 21, 1928, daughter of the late Harold and Anna Hansen.
Patricia was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1946.” On June 24, 1950, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Clayton A. Meier. She was a loving and dedicated mother who cherished time raising and caring for six sons.
When her children were all in school she volunteered at St. John Nepomuk School, teaching reading. Patricia was a faithful and active member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. John Nepomuk and St. Paul the Apostle parishes, served as a lay assistant for funeral services at St. Paul’s, volunteered as receptionist at St. John’s parish rectory for many years, and was recently Coordinator of the St. Paul the Apostle Legacy Society. She was also a member and treasurer of St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary for many years. Patricia enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and spending time with her family at their cottage on Blue Spring Lake. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her loving husband of sixty-three years, Clayton; her children, Thomas (Diana) Meier, Alan (Nancy) Meier, Robert (Silvia) Meier, Gary (Patti) Meier, Mark (Michele) Meier, James Meier; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Marian Beyer, Jeanne Wishau, Phyllis Wishau, Charles (Jerry) Hansen, Margie Tyle; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carol; and brothers, Donald, and Harold.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. William Dietzler and Rev. Paul Esser concelebrating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. Memorials to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888