Obit: West, Patricia M. (1935 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Alger, Andrus, Dietrich, Helland, Ludescher, Luedtke, Madanu, Magliano, Miller, Orheim, Shackleton, Staples, West, Wiemer

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 2/26/2015

West, Patricia "Pat" M. (Andrus) Wiemer (30 OCT 1935 - 23 FEB 2015)

Patricia "Pat" M. West, 79, Medford, died on Monday, Feb. 23, surrounded by her family and under hospice care at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, where she had resided the past day.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Sheldon, with Father Sleeva Raju Madanu officiating. Inurnment of her cremated remains will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon at a later date.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the time of service.

The former Patricia Andrus was born on Oct. 30, 1935 in the town of Cleveland to the late Pearl Andrus. She attended Ladysmith area schools.

In October 1955, she married James "Ace" Wiemer, who preceded her in death in January 1978. In July 1999, she married Russell West, who preceded her in death in April 2013. She was a housewife and mother.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. She enjoyed family campfires, taking walks through the fall leaves, Halloween, and spending time with her family and special friends, Karen Staples and Barb Orheim.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Miller of Medford; step-children, Viola (Allen) Helland and Virginia (Bob) Luedtke, both of the Green Bay area, Jan (Jerry) Magliano and Brenda West, both of Tennessee, Larry (Marilyn) West of Illinois and Pat (Robin) West of the Wausau area; two sisters, Shirley Dietrich of Madison and Deedee; a brother-in-law, George Wiemer of Sheldon; a sister-in-law, Marlene Ludescher of Sheldon; eight grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-step-grandchildren.

In addition to her mother and husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, David and Jim Wiemer; two brothers, Orville and Elmer; a sister, Beverly Shackleton; her grandmother, Emma Alger; a son-in-law, Bob Miller; and a daughter-in-law, April Wiemer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date.

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