Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Patricia A. (Lehman) Bochek

Surrounded by her loving family, Patricia "Pat" A. Bochek, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Pat was born in Fond du Lac, WI, on February 1, 1934, daughter of the late Otto and Angeline (Nee: Rafenstein) Lehman.

On June 19, 1954, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, she was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” P. Bochek, who preceded her in death this past October 15, 2013. Pat was a longtime and active member of St. Rita Catholic Church. In her quest for spiritual growth she was involved with the St. Rita's prayer room, human concerns, Cursio, Augustinians, the homeless shelter and meal outreach. She was a beloved school bus driver for students with special needs.  In her younger years she was involved with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4H and was a coordinator for T.O.P.S. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, oil painting, bird watching, camping and collecting angels. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Peter Bochek of IL, Dawn (Stephen) Wolf of Racine, Michael (Karen) Bochek of Racine, Richard Bochek of Racine, Kathleen Bochek of Franksville, Susan (Dennis) Marion of Leland; her grandchildren, Austin Iverson, Kristel Marion, Quentin Bochek; brother, Jerry Lehman of FL; sister, Marion Konsella of Milwaukee; brother-in-law, Robert Bochek of Phoenix, AZ; sisters-in-law, Joyce Berns of Pewaukee, Donna Tourville of MI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Bob Berns, Art Konsella, and Jim Tourville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., with Rev. Kevin Mullins O.S.A. officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Oak Creek. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Wisconsin Parkinson Assn. for Research, 945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233, or to the Wisconsin American Macular Degeneration Foundation, 912 N. Hawley Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213 or Wheaton Franciscan Hospice have been suggested.

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