Patricia “Patti” Wild, 75, of Lansing, Iowa died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Patricia Lou, the daughter of Milton George and Genevieve (Guider) Wild, was born September 11, 1944 in Waukon, Iowa. She graduated from St. George High School in Lansing and earned her dietary certification later in life.
Patti owned and operated the Riv Aire in Lansing for many years, she worked for Meals on Wheels in Lansing, and was the Dietary Manager at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon for sixteen years.
Patti enjoyed spending time on the Mississippi River and soaking up the warm days of summer. It was common to see her driving her jet ski or her new boat the “Patti Lou” down the river and enjoying the Mississippi. She also enjoyed traveling to tropical places every winter with Joe, Elissa and Justin. Patti had a passion for walking three miles every day and her workout classes with her closest girlfriends.
Patti is survived by her longtime companion, Joseph Strobel of Lansing, Iowa; her daughter, Elissa Strobel (Justin Shepard) of Lansing, Iowa; her granddaughter, Melissa Rugolo (Alex Dorff) of Pewaukee, Wisconsin; three great grandchildren, Kaden and Kinsley Dorff and Chloe Shepard; a step-daughter, Eve (Dennis) Stevens of Staten Island, New York; her sister, Connie Gallagher of Waukon, Iowa; nephews, Shawn (Tina) Gallagher and Craig (Annette) Gallagher and a niece, Michelle Gallagher Bakke.
Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Mit and Genevieve Wild; brother-in-law, Bob Gallagher; and her best friend, Sheila Powers.
Visitation will be held 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing and one hour before Mass at the church on Friday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Friday, December 6, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing, Iowa.
Inurnment will be held at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Thornburg- Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.