Patricia L. “Pat” Trudell (Reitz), age 58 years, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Laona, Wisconsin. She was born on February 25, 1959 to her parents Donald and Mary Ann (Hoffman) Reitz in Appleton, Wisconsin where she lived most of her life. Pat was a graduate of Appleton West High School, Class of 1977.
Pat worked for several years at Miller Electric and Graphic Packaging in Appleton, Wisconsin. She loved any and all movies that featured Woopie Goldberg, and loved to read police drama novels.
Pat is survived by her son, Ben (Sarah) Trudell, grandson Chase Trudell, sister Bev (Jim) Van Geffen, brothers Tom Reitz and Dan Reitz, very special niece Brenda (TJ) Shrank, great-niece Jessie Schrank and great-nephew Cody Schrank. She is further survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents Donald and Mary Ann, sisters Sandy and Donna, and brother Mike.
Pat battled multiple health issues for many years, the most severe being heart disease. She specifically did not want a formal service so a celebration of life will be held for her in the near future. Family and friends will be notified when those arrangements are made.
Pat will be dearly missed by her family. A special thank you to her friends and staff at NuRoc Community Health Care where Pat was a resident since March of 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Outagamie Animal Shelter, in Pat's name appreciated.