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Patricia Leona Martinek

June 24, 1936 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 86)


Patricia Leona Martinek passed peacefully away on August 17th, 2022.  

Patricia was known by many names.  She was a mother, a daughter, an aunt, and a friend, but to most everyone that knew her well, she was Grandma Pat.  Being a grandma was the joy of her life and she loved every minute of it, and that is exactly how she made us feel.  Grandma Pat was one of those rare people that you meet in life that instantly leaves her mark on your heart.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren more than anything in this world and this love and pride just exuded from her.  She was everyone's childhood and how blessed we were to get to be "hers" while she was here with us.  Standing in the kitchen with a towel thrown over her shoulder, a big smile on her face and usually a baby in her arms, was how she will be remembered.  The sun is shining, and the birds are singing wherever you are grandma, until we all meet again.  Your memory will live on through all these great grandchildren that you so unselfishly gave your love, time and attention to.    You definitely left a hole here in all of our hearts, but we know that we will see you again someday and you will wrap us in one of your hugs, but for now, we have your memories that will always put a smile on our faces and a warmth in our hearts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Patricia was born on June 24th, 1936, to Adrian and Leona Shaurette in Chippewa Falls, WI.  Her and her family moved to Washington in 1956 making it their permanent home.  She married Gordon Martinek, the love of her life in September of 1956 and they soon started a family. She is survived by her 4 daughters, Nancy Sasek, Ann Marie Hunsaker, Linda Wilson and Lori Hicks, along with her 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon, sisters Joan and Ann Marie Shaurette and brothers Terry and Don Shaurette.  

You can take the girl out of Chippewa, but you can't take the Chippewa out of the girl.  Anytime she went to visit her family, she never said that she was going to Chippewa, she always said that she was going home. 

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