Patricia A. (DeWitt) AndringaFebruary 9, 1937 ~ November 21, 2017 (age 80)
Patricia A. Andringa, 80, of Sparta, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta. She was born on February 9, 1937 in Phelps, WI to Clark and Erline (Rouse) DeWitt. She grew up in Sparta and Sayner, WI and graduated from Sparta High School. Growing up, Pat spent time at the Child Center where her grandmother and mother worked.
Pat married Charles Andringa on June 22, 1963 in Sparta. After marriage, they continued to live in Sparta.
Pat was a nursing assistant at Rolling Hills and Time for Ease. She was in a homemakers club and volunteered at SACS. Pat was a resident at Rolling Hills since 2015.
Pat is survived by her children, Jim Andringa of Sparta, Sandy Valentine of La Crosse, and Sam (Traci) Andringa of Holmen; grandchildren, Megan Andringa, Charlie Lear, Chris Lear, and Jessica Sewright; her siblings; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles on September 21, 2012.
“Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting ....Wow! What a ride!!”
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. A luncheon will follow. Memorials may be directed to Gundersen Lutheran Hospice Program.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.