Obit: Bangart, Patricia J. (1949 - 2013)


Surnames: Bangart, Schmidt, Ketchum, Wirt, Rueth, Gumz, Quelle, Lindekugel, Mondloch, Rafferty

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Sep 2013

Bangart, Patricia J. (13 MAR 1949 - 28 AUG 2013)

Patricia J. "Pat" Bangart, 64, Greenwood, died on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Ministry Saint Joseph's
Hospital, Marshfield, and the Lord granted her peace from her battle with cancer. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice officiated. Burial followed in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pat's maternal nephews, Kevin Rueth, Travis Rueth, Robin Rueth, Christopher Rueth, Troy Rueth, Jason Lindekugel, Ryan Lindekugel, Brandon Kessler and Dustin Krings. Honorary pallbearer was Adam Quelle.

Patricia Josephine Rueth was born March 13, 1949, in rural Loyal, the daughter of Edward and Florence (nee Schmidt) Rueth. She grew up on the family farm and received her education at St. Anthony's Catholic School, graduated from Loyal High School, and was a graduate of UW-Stevens Point with a degree in elementary education. She married Donald C. Bangart on July 24, 1971, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. In July 2011, Patricia and Donald celebrated a very special 40th wedding anniversary. Together they enjoyed many years of farming, quiet time at the cabin, small trips, and spending time with
family and friends, especially their granddaughters. They farmed and raised their four children in Auburndale for the fi rst 33 years of their lives together. Pat was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, volunteer, and genuine leader. She gave decades of service as a leader and volunteer for 4-H, FFA and FFA Alumni, Wood County Holstein Breeders, and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Auburndale. Pat always donated time and resources to special fundraisers and youth activities. Most recently she had made and gifted countless tie blankets. In 2004, the family moved their dairy farm (Viaduct Holsteins) to the Greenwood/Loyal area. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal and always encouraged her family to be involved in community activities. Pat loved cooking and baking and shared that talent for all to enjoy. She made a special effort to participate in the Clark County Relay for Life in June 2013.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 42 years, Donald Bangart; her four children, David (Amber) Bangart, Greenwood, Mary (Michael) Ketchum, Altura, Minn., and their daughters Katelyn and Kyli Ketchum, Dennis Bangart, Loyal, and Michelle "Mikki" (Darrin) Wirt, Greenwood. Patricia was the oldest of 10 brothers and sisters and is survived by Robert (Marie) Rueth, Loyal, Thomas (Anne) Rueth, Loyal, Ralph Rueth, Loyal, Roger (Alora) Rueth, Loyal, Susan (Michael) Gumz, Athens, Bengi (Lawrence) Quelle, Loyal, Roy (Helen) Rueth, Unity, Rose (Neal Mondloch) Lindekugel, Loyal, and Kay (John) Rafferty, New Brighton, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Florence Rueth. Her courage and strength has been admired by her family and friends.

Her light and inspiration will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew her. We will love you always and forever, your Donnie and your children.

The family requests that memorials be given to the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Africa or to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements



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