Gary A. PatrawDecember 15, 2017
Gary A. Patraw, age 79, of Nelson, WI, died Friday, December 15, 2017 at Pepin Health and Rehab where he had resided since May, 2016. He was born June 23, 1938 at home in the Town of Nelson, the son of Glenn and Nellie (Gray) Patraw. Gary worked at Federal Mogul in Lake City for 42 years, retiring in 2000. He married Kathryn Wolfe July 12, 1958 at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha.
He was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church and a member of the Nelson Rod and Gun Club. Gary had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, and bowling. He made his own fishing jigs. He also liked to garden, watch football and baseball games and he enjoyed travelling. He also liked listening to music, playing the guitar and dancing.
Gary is survived by his wife, Kathryn ‘Kat’ Patraw, Nelson, WI; daughter, Sherie O’Keefe, Alma, WI; sons, Jeff and Kevin Patraw, Nelson, WI; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack (Becky) Patraw, Pepin, WI, Denny Patraw, Forest, WI; sisters, Gayle Van Norman, Durand, WI, Sharon Bauer, Eau Claire, WI, Lou Ann (Dennis) Meixner, Arkansaw, WI; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Patraw, Nelson, WI, Vicky Patraw, Pepin, WI, Janet Patraw, Durand, WI; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Debbie Wagner, parents, Glenn and Nellie Patraw, brothers, Dale, Bob and David Patraw and brothers-in-law, Wes Van Norman and Doug Bauer.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:30am at Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha. Interment will follow at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, WI. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7pm and one hour before the service on Wednesday.