Madison/Sun Prairie - Patricia May Bentzler-McCartney, age 62, passed away suddenly on August 7, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 26, 1950 the daughter of Floyd and Geraldine Johnson. Patricia met and married Jerome Bentzler II on May 7, 1966 and together they had seven beautiful children. She was loved by so many. Patricia had a love for nature, garage sales, fishing, crocheting, putting together puzzles and spending "special" times with her grandchildren. She always went above and beyond to take care of others. Her home was open to all.
She is survived by her husband Dave McCartney whom she met and married on February 26,2005, her seven children; Wendy McCartney, Tammy Shelton, Becky (Sean) Sullivan, Charlotte Bentzler, Jerome Bentzler III, Heidessa Bentzler and James Bentzler, 15 grandchildren; Travis, Timmy, Tyler, Billy, Cory, Joey, Bobby, Lucas, Josh, Lexi, Miranda, Hunter, Madison, Jayda, Jenna, a stepdaughter; Sandy Raymond and seven; brothers and sisters Floyd, Terry, Moe, Bob, Charlotte, Pam, Fay. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Jerome Bentzler II, her parents Floyd and Geraldine, her daughter Debbie, a sister Dixie, a brother Stanley, two nieces Penny and Tina, a stepmother Violet and a stepfather Nelson.
Graveside services will be held at HIGHLAND MEMORY GARDENS CEMETERY, Madison on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in memory of Patricia.
The day we lost our mom was a day we will NEVER forget. Our family has lost both our parents now, and now none of us will be the same without her to be able to call and hug or to lean on again. The world lost one of their best that day. She taught us wisdom, forgiveness and most of all strength. Not a day goes by that her spirit will not live on in the hearts and lives of everyone that was blessed by having met her. My family is the strongest people I know and with that said Mom, we will be okay please don't worry it's time to prove what we're made of. Learn from yesterday, live for today, cherish your tomorrow. Now both our amazing parents can watch over us. I believe as long as we stick together we can and will be okay. We love you lots Mom. Love always your children and grandchildren.
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