APPLETON-Patricia "Pat" Droese, 81, formerly of Menomonee Falls, passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton, WI on December 10, 2020. She was born on March 2, 1939 to the late Martin and Helen Hanson and married Roger Droese on November 16, 1957. Pat loved cross-stitching, snuggling with her cat, Charlie, and spending time with her family, especially her great-granddaughter, Katelyn. She will be forever remembered for her bubbly laugh, warming smile, chattiness, and her love of butterscotch candies.
Pat is survived by her son, Bill (Kathy) Droese, grandson Billy Droese, granddaughter Jenny (Corey) Much and her beloved great-granddaughter, Katelyn Much. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Roger Droese, her parents Martin Hanson and Helen Hanson Straty, stepfather Steve Straty, brother Terry (Sally) Hanson, in-laws Clemence Droese, Hazel and Ed Wiedmeyer, and numerous other family members and friends.
Due to Covid-19, a funeral will not be held. Burial will take place on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm at St. Paul's Cemetery, one block north of the church at N89 W16856 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls. Pat was an avid animal lover - in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a Humane Society of your choice in her honor.
Finally, the Droese family would like to thank the fourth floor nursing staff and Dr. Baum at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for their kindness and compassionate care during Pat's final days.
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