PATRICIA ANN KONZ

Patricia Ann (Opitz) Konz, 72, of Howards Grove passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Pat was born December 10, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan to Albert B. and Hazel G. (Nelson) Opitz. She attended Plymouth Public Schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1962. She furthered her education by attending St. Francis Hospital School of X-Ray Technology in LaCrosse, WI graduating in 1964. She then took the National Board Examination and became a registered radiologic technologist with the A.R.R.T. She worked in several hospitals in Waukegan, Illinois then began working at ABBOTT Laboratories in radio pharmaceuticals research at the North Chicago, IL plant.

In 1976 she began working at Kohler Company in Kohler, WI in the material testing laboratory. In 1976 she married John Konz Jr. She retired from Kohler Company in 2009 due to a stroke.

Pat was a quarter century club member of Kohler Co and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Before her illness she enjoyed gardening, knitting, and motorcycle riding with her husband. She also enjoyed showing original restored classic cars (‘68 Chevelle SS, ‘65 El Camino) all over the states with John. Pat enjoyed playing with her family dog a black lab named, Molly. Pat was a lifelong member of St. John’s U.C.C. Schwartzwald.

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 40 years: John Konz Jr.; cherished daughters: Denise (Bob) Jones of Alaska and Christine Netwal of West Virginia; treasured grandchildren: April (Jacob) Hermann, Mark (Cassie) Rieth, Elizabeth Netwal, Nicole Finch, and Kaleb Finch; treasured great grandchildren: Noah, Zoe, Madeline, Dominic, Dexter, and Mazi; dear siblings-in-law: Frank (Betty) of Sheboygan, Roger (Dorothy) of Sheboygan, David (Marie) of Elkhart Lake, Eddie (Julie) Konz of Plymouth, and Heidi Konz of Cleveland. She is further survived by one nephew: Donald (Sue) Opitz of Kenosha; and one niece,:Cindy of FL, many other loved relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Donald “Red” (Genevieve) and Bernard Opitz; infant sister: Evelyn Opitz; parents-in-law: John (Gertrude) Konz Sr.; brothers-in-law: Daniel and Thomas Konz; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral Services for Pat will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center (W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan, WI 53083) with Pastor Melinda Feller officiating. Pat’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

Interment in Greenbush Cemetery.

Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to view Pat’s tribute wall and to sign the guest book.


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