Patricia A. "Patti" Van Handel
November 8, 1954 - February 16, 2011
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 2/19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Saturday 2/19, 3:00 pm

VAN HANDEL, PATRICIA (nee Kolb) Patti Van Handel, age 56, of Portage, formerly of Freedom, died unexpectedly Wednesday February 16, 2011, at her residence. She was born November 8, 1954, in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, a daughter of Frank Martin and Beverly Margaret (Dey) Kolb. Patti worked for Mills Fleet Farm and later at Atlas Label…

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Joyce Nagan left a message on February 20, 2011:
What a shock to hear of Patty's passing...We send our condolences to the Kolb and VanHandel families...Joyce & Bill
Janet Van Epps left a message on February 19, 2011:
Patti was such a bright light when she entered the Kwik Trip I have worked at here in Portage. She is close to a twin for my friend Angie. I'd call her Angie and we'd share a laught, a smile or whatever emotion was closest to the surface with either of us. That smile will be missed. SHE will be missed. Blessings & Love, Janet
Donna & Jeff Schmidt left a message on February 18, 2011:
I first met Patti at Atlas Tag & Lable. You couldn't help but fall in love her. She was my best buddy. She really liked my husband Jeff, and we had alot of great times together. Somehow she always brighten your day. Everyone loved Patti and believe me she knew alot of people. I will truly miss her. I love you Patti! Dear Jenny & Rob, I am so sorry for your lose. How she loved her grandchildren.You had a wonderful mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Donna & Jeff Schmidt Appleton, WI
judy ver voort left a message on February 18, 2011:
i remember patti and dick living a few doors down from my house on depot st. in little chute - years ago! memories... her smile will be always with us - i'm in arizona for the winter - so we cannot be there - but she is in our hearts. love to all the family - judy van handel/vervoort
Mary Dziadosz left a message on February 18, 2011:
My deepest sympathy to all of Patti's family. I worked and trained Patti at Rayovac for a short time. From the moment we met it felt like we always knew one another. We talked about everything, nothing was off limits, sometimes we laughed until we cried. Patti had a unique personality that would brighten your day. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
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Ken and Gail Woyak left a message on February 18, 2011:
Jenny and Rob, So sorry to hear about your mom you are in our prayers. Ken and Gail Woyak
Maurice & Rose Atkinson left a message on February 18, 2011:
Patty, we will surly miss you and your wonderful smile, your caring heart, and mostly being a part of our family. You are truly an angel sent from Heaven for the short time we knew you. All our Love
Kevin and Lori Wichman left a message on February 18, 2011:
Our sympathies are with you and your whole family. May the many wonderful memories of Patti help get you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Sue Foth left a message on February 18, 2011:
My deepest sympathies.I have alot of wonderful memories of Patty. She brought happiness to all that knew and worked with her.
Jackie left a message on February 17, 2011:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with the family
Rayovac left a message on February 17, 2011:
Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Lorri Reeck left a message on February 17, 2011:
Very sorry to hear about Patti she is going to be missed we had alot of fun working at Atlas.
Randy & Becky VandeVoort left a message on February 17, 2011:
Rob Jenny So sorry to hear about your mother.We are thinking of you in this trying time. Hope that all the special memories of the happy years you shared will be of comfort to both of you. We will never forget Patti.She was one funny girl, always made us laugh when ever we were with her. Randy and Becky Vande Voort
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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