Mom & Crystal having a night on the town at Bacchus
Patricia Witzlib
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 25, 1952
  • Date of passing: Sep 24, 2013
May your heart be warm and happy, With the lilt of Irish laughter, Every day in every way, And forever and ever after. ~An Irish Blessing

Welcome to the memorial page of Patricia Witzlib.  This memorial was started as a way to notify her loved ones of her passing.  A year later, it is now a memorial to her!  Over the course of the last year, our family has gone to this site occasionally to remember our wife, mother, and sister.  We have been amazed by the number of friends who have also done the same as the views of her memorial page continue to rise.  Patricia was very loved!  We hope this page continues to bring you comfort and makes you smile when you want to remember Pat.  We encourage as you visit to please leave any memories or pictures you have of her.  Mom did specifically say for her celebration “And I don’t want any damn picture slide show!”  I listened Mom, but you never said anything about your memorial page.  Here’s to you Mom!


Patricia M. Witzlib (Smith) of Rubicon, WI was called to heaven on September 24, 2013.  Her spirit departed in the presence of her loved ones as they held her hands.  She passed peacefully.  

Patricia was born in Menomonee Falls, WI and was 60 years of age.  She is survived by her high school sweetheart and best friend, husband David Witzlib.  Also survived by her beloved children Crystal Witzlib and Daniel Witzlib.  Patricia is also survived by sister Helen Halvorsen (Dan) as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Patricia was preceded in death by her mother Mary Smith, father Clayton Smith, and brothers Clayton and Daniel Smith.


The Witzlib Family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful, kind staff at Angel’s Grace Hospice that helped during Patricia’s final days.  

Patricia, a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary, had private services with her immediate family.


A reception to Celebrate the Life of Patricia was held Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Radisson in Menomonee Falls, WI.  It was Pat’s wish to have a celebration by gathering her friends and family to remember her.  Over 200 of Pat’s family and friends gathered to celebrate her life.  In true Pat fashion, she planned much of this party prior to her passing and even said, “This sounds like a fun party, I’m sad I’ll miss it!”  Fond memories of Pat were shared as we celebrated her life while listening to her favorite songs and enjoying her favorite foods and beverages.   Pat you were very missed!   


 We love and will forever remember you Mom! 



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Mary Berenz on 25th September 2017

"Pat,  I know that the angels are singing "Happy Birthday" to one of their own.  I remember you always and our special talks.  You remain one in a million.
With love,
Mary Jane"

This tribute was added by Mary Berenz on 24th September 2015

"Unbelievable that another year has passed and I continue to think of Pat as if she were going to walk into my kitchen as she did for so many years.  We had a very special friendship and we shared many hours in personal conversations which were special to both of us.  I miss her terribly and once again have tears in my eyes remembering.  Happy Birthday, Pat!!"

This tribute was added by Janet Kelnhofer on 25th September 2014

"Happy Birthday Pat,  Come here often to see ya, sure do miss you.  love the new pictures added."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Witzlib on 24th September 2014

"Uncle David, Crystal, Danny and Helen,
Wow, can't believe it's been a year:( I thinking of all of you today. I know Pat's watching down on all of you especially today. Do something you enjoy today, Pat would want that.

This tribute was added by Mary Berenz on 21st September 2014

"Happy Birthday Pat!!  I continue to miss you and feel the tears coming even now after almost a year.  You are still one of the best there ever was.
Mary Jane"

This tribute was added by Mary Jane Berenz on 12th October 2013

"Dave, Crystal, Danny, and Helen--Pat will always be alive in my heart even while she watches over all of you from Heaven above.  We had so many laughs(and tears) together over the years.  She loved all of you so very much.  I will miss her dearly.  My prayers are with all of you.  Take care and love each other--that's all she ever wanted.  Love to all!"

This tribute was added by Bill Anderson on 7th October 2013

"Hi, this is your old friend Bill Anderson from AOS.  Sorry to hear of your wife's passing. The pictures of her, you and your family show that you had many good times.  I'm sure she will be missed.  God Bless you and your family.

Bill Anderson"

This tribute was added by Janet Young-Rasmussen on 4th October 2013

"To Pat's loving family I want to share that I will always remember the sparkle in Pat's eyes especially when she laughed. She was blessed in life with all who loved her and she is now blessed in heaven with those loved one's who passed before her. Be at peace knowing that she is in an amazing place."

This tribute was added by Karen Van Ert Livingston on 3rd October 2013

"Dave, Crystal, Danny & Helen,
Pat and I met senior year and shared many fun times together. Pat lived her life as she wanted with Dave, two beautiful children and wonderful family and friends always surrounding her. Pat always had a twinkle in her eye and kind words to say.  I share in your sorrow and I hope that someday I will again raise a glass with my good friend!"

This tribute was added by Doretta Shono on 3rd October 2013

"Dave, Crystal & Dan, We were so sorry to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. She will be missed.
Think of all the wonderful memories you have had together; memories that will stay with you in your hearts; forever!  God Bless You.
Dave & Doretta"

This tribute was added by Kathy Vogelsang on 2nd October 2013

"Dave, Crystal, and Danny:  Jim and I were both so very sorry to hear about your loss.  We remember all the good times spent at sporting events, both at St. Kilians and at HUHS.  Your entire family is in our prayers.  Remember - there is a special Angel watching over all of you in Heaven!!!"

This tribute was added by Andrea Gehring on 30th September 2013

"Any woman can be a mother but it takes someone special to be called "Mama Witzlib" ~ I'll never forget Pat, I've been thinking about her so much, she was truly wonderful, so sorry to hear of her passing"

This tribute was added by Carol Schulteis on 29th September 2013

"Dave, Crystal, Danny & Helen,
I am so sorry to hear about Pat.  Being good friends back in school, I believe I was at her mother, father, and both her brother's funerals.  It is so sad that this had to happen to her too.  

This tribute was added by Lucy Koslo on 29th September 2013

"Dear Crystal,
I was lucky enough to get to know your Mom a little bit through you Crystal!  My heart goes out to you and your family!  Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers!  She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed!
All My Love!"

This tribute was added by Kim Wiedmeyer on 29th September 2013

"Crystal and family-

I'm sorry for your loss...may she be at peace now and the memories you have last a lifetime.

Kim (Hannes) Wiedmeyer"

This tribute was added by Mary Weltzin on 29th September 2013

"Dear Dave,

Don and I were so sorry to hear about Pat's illness and passing.  I still have great memories of all of us at St. Mary's and remember Pat's wonderful positive attitude and laugh.  Take care of yourself and know that many people are praying for you and your family."

This tribute was added by Colleen McGraw on 27th September 2013

"Dave,Crystal,Danny,and Helen,
Pat and I have shared many life experiences from losing parents at a young age, to raising wonderful children and just having fun.Pat was always smiling or giggling. She was more like a sister than a friend. I will truly miss her. So until we meet again, I love you."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Witzlib on 26th September 2013

"Uncle Davis, Crystal, Danny and Helen,
I am blessed to have had Aunt Pat in my life for the past 25 yrs. She was the best godmother. Thoughts and prayer's are with all of you. Love you all."

This tribute was added by clyde. smith on 26th September 2013

"Dave, Crystal, Dan & Helen
We are so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We are glad that we were able to talk to her a few months ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort and healing during this sad time.  Cookie & Clyde"

This tribute was added by Bruce/Bobbi Dautermann on 25th September 2013

"Dave, Dan and Crystal,  May God hold you all in the palm of his hand.  I am so sorry to hear of Pats passing.  She was a wonderful person that always made me smile, always positive and never complaining.  She will be deeply missed.  God peace to you all. love Bruce & Bobbi"

This tribute was added by Liz Fredrichs-Black on 25th September 2013

"Helen, Dave, Crystal & Dan:  I will always remember the best times of my life with your mom and Aunt Helen.  My prayers are with you all, I will always remember your mom's great laugh, sense of humor, and how much she loved you all."

This tribute was added by Darci VanAdestine (White) on 25th September 2013

"Crystal, Danny, and Dave--The first thing that comes to my mind when I picture your mom Crystal and Danny is how much she smiled!  She was always so positive and LOVED being a part of your lives.  When I picture the Witzlib family it's filled with laughter, love and support.  We are so sorry for your loss, Pat is a beautiful person inside an out.  Love and prayers--The VanAdestines"

This tribute was added by Melody Carranza on 25th September 2013

"Dave, Crystal and Dan, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom.  She was a great lady and I will truly miss her friendship.  Thoughts for you are from my heart."

This tribute was added by Marty Ward on 25th September 2013

"Dan and the rest of the Witzlib family,
I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing.  My family & I will keep you and yours in our prayers.  May you find peace in the many memories you have that will always stay with you in your heart."

This tribute was added by Lynn Fogel on 25th September 2013

"To the family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom, and a old time friend.  May she find peace in heaven, you have her in your memories and your hearts.  She will be missed by all.

Brent T. Fogel and family."

This tribute was added by Steve Guenther on 24th September 2013

"Dan and Crystal,
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was a great lady! I have so many great memories spent with you guys. She will be missed. My condolences."

This tribute was added by April Suminski on 24th September 2013

"Dave, Danny and Crystal - Our hearts go out to you all because of your loss.  She was amazing and always had a way to make us all happy and laugh about something!  We are thinking and praying for you all for strength and peace at this time.  Please know we are all here for you.  With all our love - the Suminski Family: Aaron, April (Marx), Tyler and Morgan."

This tribute was added by Brian Lorrigan on 24th September 2013

"Crystal and Dan,

So sorry to hear the news. She is in a better place and one day you will see each other again. Your family is in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Ginger LaCrosse on 24th September 2013

"Dan & Crystal, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom!  I know how special she was to you.  I love hearing the stories about how Patricia and your Dad would always be willing to come and get you both know matter where you guys were.  She loved you both dearly.  Now she gets to look over you from above, she will always be looking out for you both and your Dad.  With Love, B&G"

This tribute was added by Wally Brown on 24th September 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, My family would like to extend our deepest condolonces to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers"

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