Obit: Bangart, Patricia Josephine “Pat” #3 (1949 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

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

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 9/04/2013

Bangart, Patricia Josephine “Pat” (13 March 1949 - 28 August 2013)

Patricia J. “Pat” Bangart, 64, of Greenwood died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, and the Lord granted her peace from her battle with cancer.

Patricia Josephine Rueth was born March 13, 1949, rural Loyal, the daughter of Edward and Florence (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 was united in marriage to Donald C. Bangart at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church July 24, 1971. 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 first 33 years of their lives together. Pat was a very dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, volunteer and genuine leader. She gave decades of services 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 love cooking and baking and shared the talent for all to enjoy. She made a special effort to participate in the Clark County Relay for Life in July 2013.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 42 years, Donald Bangart; her four children, David (Amber) of Greenwood, Mary (Michael) Ketchum of Alturas, MN, and their daughters, Katelyn and Kyli Ketchum, Dennis of Lyal and Michelle “Mikki” (Darrin) Wirt of Greenwood. Patricia was the eldest of 10 brothers and sisters and is survived by Robert (Marie) Rueth, Thomas (Anne) Rueth, Ralph Rueth, Roger (Alora) Rueth, all of Loyal, Susan (Michael) Gumz of Athens, Bengi (Lawrence) Quelle of Loyal, Roy (Helen) Rueth of Unity, Rose Lindekugel (Neal Mondloch) of Loyal, Kay (John) Rafferty of new Brighton, MN; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives an 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 love and knew her. We will love you always and forever by Donnie and your children.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be 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 will be Adam Quelle. Visitation was held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary service, and will also be held at the church, Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

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 of Greenwood is assisting the family with arrangements.



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