1939 Patricia 2011

Patricia J. Wheaton

March 4, 1939 — June 17, 2011

Trish J. Wheaton, age 73, of Darboy, entered into eternal life with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, June 17, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Trish was born on March 4, 1939, in Appleton, daughter of the late Raymond, Sr. and Wilma (Klumb) Retzlaff. Trish attended Appleton West High School, graduating in 1957. On May 28, 1960, Trish married Ronald Wheaton and they shared 51 years of marriage together. They had three children, which were Trish's treasures. Trish worked many jobs throughout her life, but her favorite was the 20 years she spent with Shopko, working as a pharmacy technician. She made many special life-long friends that meant the world to her. She worked until her health would no longer allow her. Trish was a long-time and faithful member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kaukauna, where she served on many committees, taught Sunday School, was on the church council, and also served several terms as church council president.

Prior to her stroke in 2003, Trish loved the outdoors, the sunshine, and was a very vibrant, active person. She always made sure everyone around her was taken care of before herself. She was the world's greatest Packer fan and stood behind them like they were family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, flower making, cake decorating, cooking, and baking. She loved to travel, and enjoyed taking a cruise with her sister, Dorothy, and her trip to the Super Bowl with her sister, Lois.

Women give birth, Mothers shape lives. We were fortunate enough to get the best Mom and Wife in the world. She was kind, giving, loving, caring, and always putting others before herself, all with a smile. The strongest woman we have ever known; our inspiration, our rock, our mother and wife.

Trish is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ronald; her daughters, Trina (Jay) Hanagan, and Tanya (Bruce) Nechodom; her son, Wade Wheaton; her grandchildren, Kyle (Veronica) Hanagan, Ryan Hanagan, Amanda Le Brec, Adam (LeAnn) Nechodom, and Jeremy (Krystal) Nechodom; great-grandchildren, Nahlana Regennitter, Hunter, Taylor, and Connor Nechodom, Isaiah St. Aubin, Ethan, Izabelle, and Evan Nechodom, Anthony and Ashley Hooyman, Mason and Abigail La Brec, and Vanessa and Jayden Hanagan; two sisters, Dorothy (Ernie) Piet, and Lois Day; her brother, Raymond, Jr. (Jean) Retzlaff; and many cousins, aunts, nieces, nephews, and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, mother-in-law, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service for Trish will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna, with Rev. Melinda Feller officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday at church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be at Union Cemetery, Kaukauna. Memorial contributions in Trish's name may be made to a fund being established. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Theda Care Hospice, especially Mary, Julie, Teri, and Barb for the kind, compassionate care they gave our mom. We would also like to thank special friends Mary Nussbaum and Nancy Hayes for all of your visits. They meant a lot to our parents. We would like to ask that everyone wear some green and gold to honor her Packers.

“The love of a mother…..Priceless”
“Mom ~
Thanks for all the life lessons, the unconditional love and faith. How blessed we have been with you to guide and inspire us. Until we meet again. Love you to the moon.

~ Trina, Wade, and Tanya

Fargo Funeral Home
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Kaukauna 766-6200
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