Priscilla L. "Pat" Friedemann

August 15, 1937 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 82)


Priscilla L. “Pat” Friedemann, 82, of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk, with her husband, Robert, and their children, Jeri, Robert Jr., and Jackie at her side.


Pat was born on August 15, 1937, in Myra, the daughter of the late Edward and Leona (nee Bruss) Franzen. On June 22, 1968, she was united in marriage to Robert Friedemann at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum.


Those Pat leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband of 51 years, Robert Sr.; eight children, Jeri Friedemann, Robert Jr. (Renee) Friedemann, Jaclyn (Anthony) Crosby; estranged daughter, Debra (Russ) Pickhard; four step-children, Jane (Dave) Wolf, Rich (Diane) Friedemann, Debra Jirschele, Jerry Friedemann; six grandchildren, Caden and Olivia Friedemann, Kendall, Harper, and Connor Crosby, Kevin (fiancé, Brianna) Pickhard; seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; her siblings, Darlene (Ronald) Aupperle, Judy (Dan) Survis, Douglas (Dawn) Franzen, and Roxy (Joe) Sterr; four sisters-in-law, Anita Franzen, Pauline Franzen, Pat Jeske, and Edriss Pickhard; other relatives and friends.


In addition to her parents and her parents-in-law, Pat was preceded in death by six siblings, Audrey (Roy) Johnson, Donald, Henry, and Edward Franzen, Marcella (Vern) Fierke, and Bernadine Van Antwerp; brother-in-law, Clarence Pickhard; a sister-in-law, Arlene (Ralph) Hoefert.


A Celebration of Life for Pat will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington Street, in West Bend.


A private burial was held at Washington County Memorial Park.


Memorials to Kathy Hospice or to the Washington County Humane Society are appreciated.


The family would like to express their appreciation to Mark and Wendy Hoefert, Elaine Hilkert, Kelly Dessart and Craig Zellmer – caretakers, Kathy Hospice, Dr. Mooney, Dr. Longo, and the staff at Kraemer Cancer Center, all the Paramedics at Fire House 1, and many others.


The Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Pat’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at


“Be safe on the highway!” ~ Pat Friedemann



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Celebration of Life
February 29, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service
1315 W. Washington St.
West Bend, WI 53095

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