THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Patricia A. Weege
Issue Date: March 29, 2017
Patricia "Pat" A. Weege, 91, passed away Sunday, March 19.
Born June 25, 1925 in Oconto, to Herb and Ruby (Deimer) Telford, she attended Lincoln School and graduated from Oconto High School. With her personality and organizational skills, she led many activities.
Growing up in a family that valued education and hard work, she earned a bachelor of science degree in Home Economics from UW-Stout. She loved the years at Stout and praised their programs. Teaching was her passion and students excelled in her classrooms in Whitefish Bay, West Bend, Madison and Benton.
On Aug. 4, 1951, she married Randall (Randy) Weege at First Presbyterian Church in Oconto, where she was baptized and confirmed. They were married for over 62 years. She embraced and supported his education and study in geology by traveling, exploring and learning with him, moving seven times in their first nine years of their marriage.
Hosting dinners for his department was her forte and she made many friends and she accomplished her goals be a teacher, a wife and a mother. They raised three daughters, Cynthia, Kassie and Annie and she made special meals, holiday traditions and taught them important lessons of life.
She was a Sunday School teacher for many years in Calumet, Mi. and Deerfield, Ill. She will be remembered for sharing her recipes, sewing dresses and volunteering her time and talents with Deerfield Parks and Recreation programs and the Highland Park Nursery School, where she nurtured young children.
She enjoyed living in Spread Eagle where they moved to in 1986 after living in California, New Mexico, and the Copper Country of Michigan. A member of Pine Grove Country Club, she enjoyed golfing and time with friends, was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford, devoting herself to Vacation Bible School and Bible Studies and read with students in the Book Buddies program at North Elementary School.
She loved her work and family and was a loyal friend. They had two grandchildren that looked forward to their visits with Nana and Papa and making memories.
She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Weege, Kassie (Paul) Fugere and Annie Weege; two grandsons; two nieces; a nephew; and many cousins.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Colleen and her husband, Randy.
Visitation was held at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 24 from 1 p.m. until a Celebration of Life at 3 p.m., Rev. Michael March officiating.
Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs. Erickson Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain assisted the family with arrangements.