Our mom, Patricia (Pat) Perron left us to join her husband and son November 12, 2021.
Mom was born in 1931 to the late Ernestine and Phil Graef. She grew up on the family farm in Lena, Wisconsin with her seven siblings. After high school mom joined friends to work in Cudahy WI where she met dad. They were married 56 years before his passing in 2008. They moved to Kewaunee in 1956 to run the Graef Grocery store on Harrison Street for her parents. Their love of the area kept them in Kewaunee their remaining years. Mom was employed at Leyses (Vollrath) in various office positions for almost 20 years.
Mom and dad loved to travel. There were many trips that took them all over the United States and Canada. They also loved being up north near family and had several cottages the family shared.
She is survived by daughters Deb (Butch) Kudick, Donna (Randy) Franson, and Mary Perron. Her wonderful grandchildren Brett (Lisa) Kudick, Amy (Luke) LeFevre, Ryan (Mary Lou) Franson, Rachel Franson, Renee (Brett) Paplham, Dayton Packard, Anthony Mulatz, and Jason (Nikki) Mulatz. Mom's very sweet great grandchildren: Joseph Kudick, Henry and Christopher LeFevre, Nora Paplham, Ryleigh, Elyza, Addyson and Charlyte Packard, Georgia, Beck and Corbin Mulatz. Her loving sisters and sister-in-law Marie Marquardt, Margaret Lefebre, Jeanette Dabb, and Jean Graef. Her many special nieces and nephews.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, son Phillip, grandson Tyler, brothers Bernard, Phillip, and Donald, sister Clare, and brothers in law Larry Dabb, Lon Lefebre and Melvin Marquardt.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1130 a.m. at the Buchanan Funeral Home Kewaunee with a prayer service following. A lunch will be served at Classix following the service.
The family wishes to send special appreciation to the wonderful staff at Paradise Estates. Your kindness and compassion will always be remembered. Also, our thanks to Unity Hospice for their care.
Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences.