Patricia A. Adank, age 79, of Fountain City, Wis., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, September 15, 2013, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wis.
Patricia Ann was born October 23, 1933, in Fountain City, Wis., to Fredrick and Martha (Wolfe) Schaffner. She was a lifelong area resident.
Pat graduated from Cotter High School, Winona, Minn. On August 27, 1952, she married Roger W. Adank at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fountain City, Wis. This marriage was blessed with six children.
She was employed at Watkins as a supervisor prior to her retirement. Pat was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, being involved in the church choir and the Altar Society. She loved spending time with her family. She took great pleasure in her garden, loved to sew and crochet, and was an avid bowler. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary as well as the Fountain City Community Choir.
Pat is survived by her husband, Roger W. Adank; six children: Carol (Gene) Dalrymple, Beavercreek, Ohio; Roger F. (Jan) Adank, Fountain City, Wis, Gregory (Valerie) Adank, Waynesville, Mo., James (Christine) Adank, Fargo, N.D., Suzanne (James) Hughes, Winfield, Ill., and Barbara Large; La Crosse, Wis.; 17 grandchildren: Michael (Vallerie) Dalrymple, Ben (Nicki) Adank, Mike Adank, Jeff Adank, Becky (Darren) Benson, Nicolette (Steven) Smith, Travis (Jennifer) Adank, Hannah, Josh, Samantha, Zoe, Tycho, Amelia, Kristin (Jeremy) Anderson-Cronin, Pamela Allen, Shannon (David) Lauf, and Brandon Henderson; 16 great-grandchildren: Isabella, Alexander, Dylan, Emma, Laura, Alex, Katie, Drake, Aliegha, Isaac, Alexander, Peyton, Caleb, Brayden, Gabriella, Lillianna; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Willard Large; a sister, Virginia George, and a brother, Virgil Schaffner.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fountain City, with Rev. Brian Jazdzewski officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fountain City.
Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fountain City, Wis.