Patricia J. Steffens, age 86, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021 from a non COVID related illness. She was born in Oshkosh on December 16, 1935, the daughter of the late Clark and Kathryn (Schreiber) Drown. On December 22, 1956 she married James Steffens. Pat started her degree in 1953 and graduated from U.W. Oshkosh in 1985 with a degree in Human Services. She progressed to become a Lead Adjudicator for the State of Wisconsin, retiring in September of 1994. She was an avid tennis player and was the Oshkosh City Wide Singles Tennis Champion. Pat enjoyed reading, camping, and visiting national parks; her favorite being Yellowstone. She visited Yellowstone and other national parks numerous times with her children and Mark made many trips with her. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends.
Pat is survived by her children: Kathy (Mark) Simanek, Mark Steffens, Linda Steffens, and Lisa (Edsel LaBillois) Steffens; grandchildren: Emily (Alex) Simanek Sullivan, Andrew Simanek (Kate Evans), Anthony Durik (Katie Estes), Camille (Alex) Edmonds, Callan Lucjak, and Simone LaBillois-Steffens. She was preceded in death by her parents (Clark and Kathryn); grandson, Alex Simanek; sister, Barbara Drown; and former husband, James Steffens. Pat had a special group of friends who traveled, played tennis, bridge and socialized often.
A visitation will be held for Pat at Fox Cities Funeral and Cremation Services, 3026 Jackson St., Oshkosh, on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Masks are required. Donations can be made to Yellowstone Forever in honor of Pat: www.yellowstone.org. A private family gathering will follow the visitation.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff at The Residence of Oshkosh, who provided extraordinary care. Although her time with Heartland Hospice was short, they provided exceptional care.