Patricia White

Patricia White

Patricia R. White, 86 of Antigo, died on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Evergreen Terrace, Antigo, under the care of LeRoyer Hospice.

Pat was born on July 13, 1935, in Mattoon, the daughter of William and Josephine (Pecha) Schultz.

On July 16, 1955, Pat was united in marriage to Dale White at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2012. The couple owned and operated White’s Meat Market in Mattoon for several years. Pat enjoyed making baskets, baking and painting. She also enjoyed listening to music, especially her grandkids singing.

Pat was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon. She adored children and was known as the “craft lady” by so many children in Sunday School, Bible school and mission trips to remote places in Canada. One of her greatest passions was walking alongside and counseling those hurting and struggling with addictions.

She considered so many friends and children as a true part of her family. She constantly took the opportunity to share lessons of compassion and whole hearted faith in Christ. Her love was sincere and generous; this is her legacy.

Pat is survived by four children, Jess (Gayle) White, Scott (Anette) White, Jon (Lisa) White and Jenni (Matt) Hayek; grandchildren, Travis (Jessica) White, Rebecca White, Amanda (Mick) Fuller, Alis White, Janie (Dustin Rustick) White, Nadine (Ryan) Schultz, Yan (Tori) White, Ryan (Trisha) White, Jocie Hayek, Ethan Hayek, Aubrie Hayek, Gideon Hayek, Perlie Hayek, Isaiah Hayek, Seleste (Keith) Finch and Luke (Lindsey) Hermann; granddaughter-in-law, Nikki White; 16 great-grandchildren; sibilings, Ned Schultz, Billie June Grabow and Diane (Bill) Beversdorf; along with several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Kollette Hermann; and grandson, Dustin White.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon. Rev. Dan Kohn will preside. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Town of Hutchins.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at

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