Patricia "Patty" Ann Berger, age 73, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.
Patty was born on Feb. 6, 1946, in Burlington, to Andrew and Gwendolyn (nee. Plucker) DeGrave. She lived in Waterford for 50 years before she relocated to Rhinelander to continue her career.
Born of Irish and Norwegian heritage, Patty was a loving woman, always selfless and giving to others, yet strong and sassy. She worked over 20 years at HyPro, Inc. as a talented machinist, a profession she truly loved. One of her passions was gardening and it showed in her parklike yard and extensive flower and vegetable gardens. She also liked to be busy in the kitchen whether by cooking, baking or seasonal canning. Her creations, both inside and outside of the home, were truly amazing and something she would want to be remembered by.
Most of all, she loved her family and friends. Having lived in Waterford for the better part of her life, she lived her remaining 23 years in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, turning friends into family in both places.
Patty is survived by her two sons: Derek (wife, Pamela) and Clinton; beloved granddaughter: Alexandra and her daughter-in-law Brenda Cox, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Gilbert and Gerald.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, from noon to 12:45 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 305 South First Street, Waterford, WI 53185. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery.
In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy memorials are suggested to the Berger family to be distributed as per Patricia's wishes.
The Mealy Funeral Home is serving the family (262) 534-2233
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