Patricia Ann Leonard, age 74, of River Falls, WI died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls. She was born on September 16, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN to Thomas and Hazel (Cone) Smith. At the age of 6 months her family moved to a farm outside of Beldenville where she has lived ever since. Pat worked at Smeads Manufacturing for many years and it was there that she met her future husband Robert “Bob” Leonard. They were married on May 4, 1963 at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, WI. She retired from Smeads Manufacturing in 2007.
Patricia’s passion was quilting; she also enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hazel Smith; two grandchildren, Cody and Brooke; half-brother, Russell “Dick” Smith.
Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Robert; her children, Shane (Kimberly) Leonard, Brian (Darcie) Leonard, Kathleen Rodenbucker, Cory Leonard; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her sister, Claudia Heffron.
Funeral services for Pat will be 11:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Hill Funeral Home in Ellsworth WI. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday also at Hill Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ellsworth, WI.
Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Ellsworth, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.