Iris Fay Patzkowsky

Iris Fay Patzkowsky

Iris Fay Patzkowsky

Iris Fay Patzkowsky, age 86, of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin died Friday, November 23, 2018 at Our House
Memory Care in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. Richard Church will officiate. Visitation will be 2:30 to the time of service on Wednesday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.

Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin at a later date.

Iris was born October 24, 1932 in Mason, Michigan to Edson and Daisy (Classen) Lawrence. Iris served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1953. She married Richard E. Patzkowsky on January 9, 1954 in Sodus, Michigan. They started their life in Lansing, Michigan and eventually ended up in Friendship, Wisconsin in 1968. Iris worked M&I Bank in Adams for many years until her retirement.

Iris enjoyed traveling with Richard to Branson, Missouri with their friends and family, bowling, golfing, taking care of her cat, going to luncheons with her former co-workers from the bank, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Iris was a member of VFW #6279.

Iris was preceded in death by her parents, Edson and Daisy Lawrence; husband, Richard E. Patzkowsky; father, Harry Classen.

Son: Richard Jr. (Nancy) Patzkowsky of Lansing, Michigan
Daughter: Deborah (Larry) Sipla of Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Daughter: Laurie (Jeffrey) De Vaney of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Diane (Darin) Babcock of Waupaca, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Kirk (Dawn) Williams of Plain, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Scott (Tracy) Sipla of Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Korey (Michael) Barker of DeWitt, Michigan
Grandchild: Stacy Steinhauer of Kansas City, Kansas
Great-Grandchildren: 12
Brother-in-law: James (Charlene) Patzkowsky of Niles, Michigan
Brother-in-law: Raymond Patzkowsky of Florida
Sister-in-law: Nancy Cook of Stevensville, Michigan
Brother-in-law: Tony (Sue) Patzkowsky of Tinley Park, Illinois
Brother-in-law: Tim Patzkowsky of Iowa
Brother: Ed Lawrence of , Florida
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Special thanks to Our House Memory Care and Staff for the loving care they provided.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Rick H. Falk says:

    I am sorry to hear of Iris’s death. She was a pistol! When I first met Iris, she scared me! It didn’t take too long though to see that Iris had a heart of gold! Iris taught me how to be a bank teller and the importance of working as a team. I take the lessons she taught me into consideration every day of my working life. I am grateful for the time I had with Iris. I hope you find comfort with your memories of this great lady!

  2. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom passing, my deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Marveline M Kaldenberg says:

    Sorry 4 your loss. Many fond memories camping ect.

  4. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Deb, Laurie, Diane, Scott and all of Iris’ family
    So, so sorry to hear that your Mom/Grandma has passed away. She was a sweet lady. I especially remember her when she worked at M&I Bank. I would see her a couple times a week back then… I think of her every time I pass her house on Hwy. 13.
    Condolences to all the family. May God hold all of you in his arms and give you the comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you…………love and hugs

  5. Charles & Karen Church says:

    So sorry Debbie. Laurie for your loss. Your Mom was a special lady! We’ll be praying for each of you as you adjust to your loss in the days ahead.

  6. Lori Brown says:

    So sorry to hear of her passing. She was so sweet. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Marie Danowski says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family Deb & Larry

  8. Carol Schanke says:

    Lori so sorry to hear about your mom.

  9. Sharon Boersma says:

    Dear Family of your Mother, Iris. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I was a co-worker of hers for many years and have fond memories of her, especially the “once a month lunches” we met for after our retirements. It was always good to get together with her. God bless you all. Sharon Boersma

  10. Coral Smith says:

    Our sympathy to Laurie and all of the family. I hope the love and care of family and friends help to comfort you.

  11. Dean Kirsenlohr says:

    Deb and Laurie, sorry for the loss of your mother. Keeping you in our prayers. Dean and Dona Kirsenlohr

  12. Richard & Rita Zietlow says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you all, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Chuck and Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    To Iris’ family, So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers.

  14. Nora Andersen and Frank Greve says:

    Our prayers and hugs go out to your family. It’s so hard to lose a Mom!

  15. Karen Murphy says:

    So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  16. Don and Karen Rathke says:

    Sincere sympathy to you….Used to see her and your Dad with my Aunt and Uncle Bob and Rose Always a good time! Karen Hartwig Rathke and Don.

  17. Sue Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss, my sympathy to you. I enjoyed working with her for many years at the bank. We shared some good laughs. Keep her memories close.

  18. Peggy Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss

  19. Cynthia Babcock says:

    Sorry for your loss, thought and prayers go out to all you. Hugs

  20. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    Diane and family, so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Hugs to you all!

  21. Patricia Pietrzak says:

    Diane, sorry about the loss of your Grandma. Sending sympathy and hugs to all of your family.

  22. Susan Moran says:

    Debbie and family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You have our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Prayers to you and your family.

  23. Betty Person Vondrak and Donna Shaw Vondrak says:

    Sending our condolences to the family from both mom and I.

  24. Jean Doutt says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you all..

  25. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss

  26. Barb and Kevin McCue says:

    So sorry for your loss of your Mom. Sending prayers and hugs.

  27. Beth and Ted Griffith says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you all. It’s tough to lose parents, the ones who make our lives possible. May she rest in peace, and may you be comforted knowing she will be spending Christmas with your dad and also Jesus.

  28. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Sorry to hear of Iris’ passing. My sympathy to you all.

  29. Laurie Falash says:

    So sorry to hear of Iris’s passing. My thoughts are with you.