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Patricia M. Cowles

September 3, 1932 November 29, 2015
Patricia M. Cowles
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Patricia Cowles of Manitowish Waters passed away 11/29/15 at St Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield, WI due to complications of congestive heart failure. She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ed Cowles; parents, Joe and Erna McClellan; her youngest brother, Bob McClellan; son-in-law Bruce Johnson; and grandson, Bobby Johnson.

She is survived by her daughters Casey Fox of Manitowish Waters and Joanna Johnson of Bellbuckle, TN; brothers Gerald (Linda) McClellan of Minocqua, WI and Donald (Karen) McClellan of Wittenberg, WI; sisters Charlotte (Jack) Harrison of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Dorothy (Don) Burghardt of Neenah, WI. Pat is also survived by her grandsons Joe (Adrian), David, and Andrew Johnson of TN; granddaughters Amy Fox of Auckland, New Zealand and Sarah Fox of Manitowish Waters; great-grandsons Joe and Eric of TN; great-granddaughters Leana Johnson of Wakefield, MI; Grace and Savannah Johnson of TN; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Pat enjoyed many years of teaching almost every elementary level position. Starting out in Carpenter and then moving to Pine Bluffs, WY; she finished her career with many lovely years at North Lakeland in Manitowish Waters.

In her retirement she spent countless hours with her embroidery machine, crafting many quilts and other items. She loved being at home on Nelson Lake, often sitting for hours, just enjoying the wildlife outside her windows.

Per Pat’s request, there will be no funeral services.

Please remember Pat as you knew her to be your friend, co-worker, neighbor, your favorite teacher (or not so much) or however she touched your lives.
Her family kindly asks that you direct any memorials to a charity of your choosing.

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