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Patsy J. Baerwald, 82, Mayville, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, at her home.

A funeral service will take place Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville with the Rev. Bruce Zagel officiating. Visitation will take place Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home in Mayville. Burial will take place at Zum Kripplein Christi Cemetery in the town of Herman.

Patsy was born the daughter of Arnold and Lucille (Schermer) Grande on Feb. 3, 1936. She was united in marriage to Julius “Hugo” Baerwald on Sept. 30, 1961, at Zum Kripplein Christi Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Herman. She was a longtime member of Zum Kripplein Christi Evangelical Lutheran Church and had also served on the ladies aid. In her spare time, Patsy enjoyed playing bingo and cards. Most importantly, Patsy cherished the time spent with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Mike (Debbie) Baerwald of Mayville, Bonnie (special friend Lisa) Baerwald of Fond du Lac, and Michele (Ryan) Schabel of Waupun. Her two grandchildren, Daniel and Travis Schabel; four step grandchildren, Michele (Kevin) Smith, Jenni (Matt) Wiese, Jodi (Lee) Zimmer and Kelly Weeks; 10 step great-grandchildren; her sisters, Talu (Herman) Schultz of Jackson, Barbara (Art) Neu of Colgate and Ann (Trennis) Killian of Arizona; her brothers, Gaylord Grande of Florida, and Lanack “Lee” (Mary) Grande of Illinois. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Julius; and her sister-in-law, Marie Grande.

Memorials may be directed to Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. For online condolences and other information, visit