Of Woodbury, MN
Went to Heaven on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from her residence at The Alton Memory Care Unit in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Born in a log cabin in Danbury, Burnette County, Wisconsin, on February 23, 1933, to Robert and Gertrude Graunke. Patricia received a Bachelor's Degree for Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1958. Patricia married Arthur Antonissen on April 11, 1959 in Marinette, Wisconsin. She was a talented pianist and vocalist, including singing in the church choir. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, traveling, reading, attending Bible studies and time at the cabin with her family. Patricia held various teaching positions throughout the years starting with second grade in Neenah, Wisconsin. Patricia is survived by her husband, Arthur, of 53 years, her daughters Lynn (Dave Bauer) grandchildren Derek, Kaitlin and Drew of Inver Grove Heights, MN and Lori (Rev. Todd Jenks) grandchildren Jeremy, Jocelyn and Donovan of Ames, IA; her sister Roberta (Darwin) Peterson of Marinette, WI and her brother Loren (Violet) Graunke of Neenah, WI. The family wishes to thank the staff of The Alton and St. Mary's Hospice. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Wulff Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 AM at Woodbury United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road,Woodbury, MN; luncheon to follow. Burial will be held in Niagara, WI. A Graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:00 am at the Niagara Cemetery, Niagara, WI with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 am, Fri, Feb. 22 at Riverside United Methodist Church,1957 River St., Niagara, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development for Alzheimer's Research, Patricia Antonissen Memorial, 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.