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Patricia Ann (Schuh) Schink Zehren

December 7, 1939 — September 27, 2022

Appleton

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Patricia Ann Zehren, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Patricia was born on December 7, 1939, the daughter of Frank and Beatrice (Beschta) Schuh. She was a very loving and generous woman. Patricia loved to give hugs and when asked for something, she never said no. She usually had an opinion, and wore many hats throughout her life: daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and caretaker.

Patricia held many working positions, the longest being at Zwicker’s Knitting Mill, where she held varied union positions. In retirement she worked for Valley Eye, as a candy striper. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, cross stich, gardening, woodworking, painting, camping, traveling, and playing cards with relatives and friends. She adored time spent with family especially the grandkids and great grandkids, and she adored her daughter, Lisa.

Pat is survived by her children: Mike (Elaine) Schink, Mark (Lily) Schink, and Lisa (John) Ruffing; 7 grandchildren: Faith (Brad) Lambie, Chris Schink, Ashley (Travis) Kuepper, Jasan Ayhon, Alli (fiancé Logan Ochoa) Ruffing, Eli Ruffing, and Izac Ruffing; 6 great grandchildren: Riley Lambie, Casey Lambie, Jaydon Meyer, Cole Schink, Lasey Schink, and James King; siblings: Gary Schuh, Rick (Debbie) Schuh, and Judy Van Cuick; many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her 2 husbands: Edward Schink, the love of her life, and Carl Zehren, who was inspired greatly by her and loved to travel with her. She is further preceded in death by her parents; father- and mother-in-law: Joseph and Betty Schink; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Jerry Schink, Hank Van Cuick, and Joan Schink; and 8 of her 11 siblings: Infant Frank Schuh II, Cindy Schuh, Karen Telloch, Frank Schuh III, Randy Schuh, Daniel Schuh, John Schuh, and Chucky Schuh.

Memorial service will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida St., Menasha. Visitation will be on Thursday the chapel from 3:00pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Patricia’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at The Landings, Kaukauna and St. Croix Hospice, especially nurses: Kelly, Amy, Lisa, Amber, Chaplain Kevin, social worker Kaitlyn, and personal assistant Crystal, for all the TLC they gave her.  

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

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1528 N Ballard Rd, Appleton, WI 54911

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