THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Patricia A. Kitslaar
Issue Date: January 3, 2019
Patricia (Pat) A. (LaPlant) Kitslaar, 91, a life-long resident of Green Bay, passed away early Christmas morning, Dec. 25 at Allouez Parkside Village, after an extended illness with Alzheimer's Disease.
Born March 17, 1927 in Green Bay, the eldest child, to the late Cyrus and Elizabeth (Bettine) LaPlant, she attended St. Francis Cathedral Elementary School and graduated from East High School. She married William (Bill) H. Kitslaar on Dec. 27, 1950 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
A longtime member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Allouez, she regularly attended Mass there until her illness. Her Catholic faith was an important part of her life.
She started working at WG&R Furniture when they opened in May, 1950. She later joined her husband and brother-in-law in opening Kitslaar's Carriage House, an Ethan Allen Gallery on South Oneida in January of 1973. She remained an active management member of the Ethan Allen Gallery until retiring in 1992.
She created memories for her children spending their summers at their cottage. Those memories and family traditions were extended to her grandchildren and she loved being a grandmother.
Survivors include four children, Peter of Pembine, Joe (Dalene) Kitslaar of Rochester, Mn., Betsy (Mark Lidke) of Edina, Mn. and Tricia (Chuck) Parshall of Cedarburg; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four siblings Jay, Joan, Tom and Leanne.
Amongst her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William; a great grand-daughter Violet and a brother, Cyrus (Bud).
Family and friends may visit at Resurrection Parish Family, 333 Hilltop Drive, Allouez on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O.Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral and Cremation Care is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials in her name can be made to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research online at https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donate or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.