Patricia Ann Visgar (Pat), age 78, of Reedsburg, WI, passed away peacefully in her home per her wishes surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 12, 2021. This was her fourth diagnosis of cancer, which she accepted with grace and unbelievable courage.
Pat was born to the late Garold Myron and Viola Teresa (Walsh) Luxton, the eldest child on January 7, 1943 and grew up in Cazenovia, WI. She attended grade school at the Cazenovia Public School, and St. Anthony’s. Pat graduated from Weston High School in 1960, and attended two years at UW-Platteville. Pat later moved to Reedsburg where she raised and dedicated her life to her five children. Pat worked a full time job in addition to two part time jobs and still found time for fun and doing for others.
Her primary job was as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After working for 26-1/2 years at Sauk County Health Care Center, she retired and then worked for an additional 20 years at the Reedsburg Senior Life Center. During that time she worked 32 years at Sacred Heart School where she touched many lives and was known and loved as Mrs. V, the lunch lady.
Pat and her children voluntarily took care of the many elderly people so they could remain in their homes longer. She instilled in her children the value of working hard, being humble and kind, and always doing and putting others first. Pat opened her home to more than 13 people whom at one time or another needed a place to stay. Her home was always the gathering place for friends.
Pat is survived by her children: Shelly (Robb) Thompson, Rhonda Froehlich, Kristi (Pete) Leeser, Dan (Diana) Visgar, and Jonelle (Barry) Peters; grandchildren: Kasey (Nate) Gassen, Chad (Sedona) Scott, Kirsten (Tiff) Peters, Jesi (Scott) Neumann, Morgan Lohr, Amber Scott, Drew (Michelle) Peters, Ali Lohr, Kelsey (Logan) Peters, Devon Visgar, Kaylee Froehlich, Dylan Visgar, Anna Froehlich, Dawson and Dalton Visgar; great-grandchildren: Hallie Laridean Mitchell, Izabella Mitchell, Waylon and Willow McKenzie, Jaxon, Colt, and Jayce Scott, Paisley and Woodson Neumann; sister, Shirley (Tracy) Jennings; brother, Chuck (Maureen) Luxton; special nephew George (Heather) Koeller; special cousins: Jeannie (Jake) Rockweiler, Elaine (Ray), Audrey and daughter Barb; her aunt, Mary Walsh; and special “adoptive daughter” Joyce (Dave) Pulvermacher; along with many nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Garold and Viola Luxton; sister, Vickie Luxton; three brothers who passed away in infancy, Ronald, John and another prematurely; two nephews, Chuck Luxton and Derrik Jennings; and son-in-law Gary Froehlich.
A special thank you to Dr. Deborah Neumann for her dedication, exceptional care and expertise; and to Dr. Roger Kulstad and Dr. Rebecca Sippel who provided the family with extra treasured months. Thank you also to the Weston Class of 1960, to all her family and friends for the visits, cards, flowers, food, and for helping her through her journey.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Pat will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father Ray Dischler officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be made in the Resting Green Cemetery in Ironton. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital; Sacred Heart School Foundation, or St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia.
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