Patsy (Pat) Ann SpringerPatsy (Pat) Ann Springer, 69, of Barnes, Wis. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at home after a 2 and a half year courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Patsy (Pat) Ann Springer, 69, of Barnes, Wis. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at home after a 2 and a half year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was a winter resident of Gold Canyon, Ariz. and a former resident of Menasha, Wis.
Pat was born on March 8, 1944, in Superior to her deceased parents Harold and Margaret (Egan) Jansen.
Pat graduated from Superior East High School in 1962, where she was a cheerleader for the football and basketball teams and participated in many other high school clubs and activities. She celebrated 51 years of marriage in June to her husband John (Butch). Pat worked at Sears for many years, while enjoying her summers off with her family in Barnes. Throughout her life Pat enjoyed snowmobiling with friends and family, reading mystery books, teaching aerobics, teaching slimnastics in Downtown Barnes basement, and craft classes at the YMCA and her home. Later in life Pat picked up the love for golf, belonging to the Tuesday morning ladies league and Thursday night couples league at Hidden Greens Golf Course. She said "I am not very good but I enjoy playing". Pat had an uncanny ability to match her earrings with all her outfits including her swimsuits.
Among those who gratefully shared her life are her husband John (Butch) of Barnes, Wis.; her children Vickie (Don) VandenHeuvel of Appleton, Wis.; Steve (Rene) Springer of Madison, Wis.; Tony (Helen) Springer Menasha, Wis.; sister Darlene (Dick) Winkler of Winneconne, Wis.; grandchildren Grant (Tessa), Jacquie (Bryan), Alyssa, Justin (Tina), Elizabeth, McKenzie, and Morgan; great grandchild Carson and a baby girl on the way; a special friend Tim and along with many Sister in-laws, brother in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat touch the hearts of everyone she met, so she had many friends throughout her life.
A family only service will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at Pat's home. On Sunday Aug. 25 there will be a celebration of life for all at Hidden Greens North Golf Course from 12-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Pat's name.