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Obituary by Patricia Kloehn (1935 – 1935) – Kimberly, WI


Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt passed away peacefully, surrounded by their family, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Maison Saint-Paul. Patricia “Pat” Frank Kloehn was born on June 29, 1935, daughter of the late Melbourne “Boze” and Dorothy (Jansen) Frank. Pat was baptized, confirmed and married at Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna. She married the late Lloyd S. Kloehn on June 23, 1956. Together they had five children, 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Pat grew up on the “Marsh” in Kaukauna and his childhood was filled with fun and adventure. She graduated from Kaukauna High School. Pat and his sister Lois tumbled and danced throughout the early years, performing in dance competitions and recitals. Together, they taught tap, tumbling and dance lessons for 25 years for the Kaukauna Recreation Department. Pat was also a talented drummer and drum majorette for the Kaukauna High School Band.
Pat was a true housewife, wife and mother and raising her five children was her main goal. She taught her children to be honest, hardworking, and to treat others with respect. Later, she worked for the Kaukauna Region School District as a special education paraprofessional, where she treated all the children with kindness and love.
Pat enjoyed traveling with her late husband Lloyd, dancing, cooking, knitting, sewing, fishing, taking boat trips and going “up north”. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and 15 grandchildren. She was present at concerts and sporting events of her grandchildren. Always wearing their team colors and beaming with pride. She had an adventurous spirit, a caring heart, and a desire to listen and offer support.
Pat will be sadly missed, but remembered with love. She is survived by her children; Kurt (Tina) Kloehn, Little Chute, WI; Kerri (Ken) Schmidt, Rhineland, WI; Kelly (Cary) Meyer, Appleton, WI; Kris (Darrell) Neumann, Chandler, Arizona; Kyle (Britt) Kloehn, Ore., WI; his grandchildren; Casey (Sarah) Kloehn; Sadie (Chris) Hunsberger; Taylor (Amy) Kloehn; Annie (David) Schepp; Adam Schmidt; Jacob (Hallie) Schmidt; Jordan (Katrina) Schmidt; Nathan (Sadie) Schmidt; Lucas (Nicole) Meyer; Nicolas (Meghan) Meyer; Tera (Kirsten) Neumann, Ethan (Danielle) Neumann, Kyle Neumann; Kaelen and Trevor Kloehn.
Pat is survived by 23 great-grandchildren; Lucy, Teddy, Glady Kloehn; James, Myles, Adelynn Kloehn, Norah, Christian, Kurt Hunsberger; Emmett, Cameron, Madison Schmidt; Bennett, Joëlle, Sully Schmidt; Baker Schmidt; Everett, Emerick, Ettorae Meyer; Lola, Léo Meyer; Athena, Oliver Neumann.
She is survived by her siblings Don (Carol) Frank, Karl (Nancy) Frank, Tom Frank. Brother-in-law, Dan Schommer and several nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; sister (Lois Schommer), her parents, Melbourne “Boze” and Dorothy Frank; mother-in-law, Rose (née Drace) Kloehn, brother-in-law, Carl Kloehn, sister-in-law, Arlette Kloehn.
Pat’s funeral will be on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church (309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna) with Pastor Fr. Don Everts officiating.
Visitations will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. until the time of service. A lunch will take place after mass at the church. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Kaukauna. Instead of flowers, a memorial fund is established in Pat’s name. For more information or to share a souvenir of Pat, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com
Mom’s faith was strong as her nighttime ritual for many years was to pray the Rosary while listening with her CD player and headphones in bed. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Lloyd.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff and caregivers at St. Paul’s Seniors Services in Kaukauna. Special thanks to Sr. Delores and the nursing and hospice staff. Mom was cared for with compassion and dignity by health workers and volunteers. Special thanks to Dr Greg Johnson who took care of her for many years.

Posted by Wichmann Funeral Home – Fargo Chapel on December 14, 2021.