Patricia A. Meeker
1934 – 2011


Patricia Ann (nee: Piehl) Meeker, 77, was surrounded by the love of her family when she was called to her Eternal Home on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

She was born in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 1934, daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy (nee: Murphy) Piehl.

Pat was a lifelong resident of Kenosha. She attended St. Mary Catholic Grade School, Lincoln Middle School, and Mary D. Bradford High School. On Aug. 20, 1955, Pat was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald A. Meeker, at St. George Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (formerly St. George) and a member of the Moose Lodge Auxiliary #286. Pat worked for many businesses over the years including Simmons Co., Manpower, Olster, Kenosha Auto Transport, and ultimately retired from St. Catherine’s Hospital in 1990.

Pat loved to camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and, in her retirement, enjoyed the winter months in Florida with her husband, Don. She enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time being creative with her crocheting, knitting, and sewing. Pat loved, above all, spending time with her family. The apples of her eye were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Pat leaves to cherish her memory, husband of over 56 years, Donald A. Meeker of Kenosha; children, Ruth A. (Robert) Redlin, Richard F. (Theresa) Meeker, Donald P. Meeker, all of Kenosha; grandchildren, Amber S. (Michael E.) Szklarski, Marc R. Redlin, Meghan M. Redlin, Melissa B. (Brian) Magliocco, Blair D. Meeker, Haley Ann Meeker; great-grandchildren, Dane Robert Szklarski, Reid Michael Szklarski; sister, Susan E. (Richard) Hughes; and other relatives too numerous to mention. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Piehl, who died at birth, and her grandparents, Charles and Susan (nee: Schumacher) Murphy.