OREGON- Patricia A. "Patty" Kleifgen Kelbel, age 54, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her home from a cancer recurrence after 16 years.
Patty was born on Jan. 9, 1960, in Baraboo, the daughter of Joseph and Mae (Gobert) Kleifgen. Patty was united in marriage to Scott Kelbel on Dec. 28, 1990, in Madison. Patty touched many people throughout her life. She was actively involved at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church in Oregon where she taught faith formation for many years and participated in many other parish functions. "Miss Patty" loved her job as an Educational Assistant and making the kids feel special at Prairie View Elementary for the Oregon School District. She enjoyed crocheting and made many prayer shawls for Relay for Life and close friends. She truly enjoyed family time "up at the woods" which is her family's land and cottage, enjoying nature and a more peaceful pace.
Her faith in God was always strong. That faith was made rock solid with her involvement in the Christian Experience Weekends she attended in Stoughton as well as her Bible Study group.
Patty is survived by her husband, Scott Kelbel; children, Jeff, Ben and Jessica; mother, Mae Kleifgen; brothers, Mike (Terry) Kleifgen, Steve (Shirley) Kleifgen, Bob (Sharyn) Kleifgen; sister, Jennifer Kleifgen; mother-in-law, Marveline Kelbel; brothers-in-law, Larry (Sharon) Kelbel, Dennis (Jane) Kelbel, Kevin (Mary) Kelbel, Tom (Diane) Kelbel; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; and sister-in-law, Peggy Kleifgen.
A Christian Mass will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, with Fr. Gary Wankerl presiding. Burial will be at Oak Hall Cemetery on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 pm. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Park St., Oregon, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., and on Thursday at the church, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Patty's name to Holy Mother of Consolation Faith Formation.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com
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