Patricia Ann Stapleton

Patricia Ann (McMahon) Stapleton, age 92, died peacefully on February 14, 2015 at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, WI. Pat was born in St. Paul, MN on June 9, 1922 to John and Theresa (Haley) McMahon. She had one younger sister, Mary. On October 5, 1944 she was united in marriage to Robert Stapleton. They were married 43 years and lived on a farm in Kinnickinnic Township.

Pat is preceded in death by her parents, John and Theresa; sister, Mary and husband, Bob.

She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Ron) Marchand of W. St. Paul, MN, Kathy (George) Yount of Newcastle, WA, Nancy (Daniel) Gislason of Minnetonka, MN, Carol (Tom) Hughes of Phoenix, AZ, Margaret (Mike) Weyenberg of Menasha, WI, John (Kim) Stapleton of River Falls, WI, Tom (Debra) Stapleton of W. Covina, CA, Jim Stapleton of Combined Locks, WI, Jackie (Lee) Kotyza of Sheboygan, WI; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Anderson and Joyce Nelson; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Before marriage Pat worked at Minnesota Federal. After her marriage to Bob she was active in PTA, Legion Auxiliary, St. Bridget’s Women’s Group, Homemakers, Senior Citizens and her quilting group. In 1968 Pat took a position at UWRF and retired after 20 years.

We will always celebrate Mom’s life with Faith, Love and Perseverance, the best gifts she gave us.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am Monday, February 23, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, River Falls, WI. Visitation will be 3-6pm Sunday at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home in River Falls, WI and one hour prior to Mass at the church on Monday. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, in Minneapolis, MN. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Disabled American Veterans or St. Bridget’s Building Fund.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of River Falls, WI is assisting the family.

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