MADISON - Pat Dobie passed away suddenly, yet mercifully, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. She was a gentle and compassionate woman who lived her life the best way she knew how. Pat lived simply and was happy just knowing she was surrounded by the people who loved her. Pat was born on May 15, 1947, and devoted her life to her family. The oldest of six children, she rose to the challenge of helping to raise her beloved sisters and brother. When Chad and Carrie, her two cherished children were born, Pat's life became whole. Her devotion to those she loved was evident to all. Pat was raised in Madison and attended St. James Grade School and Central High School. She worked as a waitress, a state employee, a secretary, a star sales person for Home Interiors and lastly a team member for WPS Insurance Group. Upon retirement, Pat enjoyed nights out and travel with friends, as well as assisting those who needed her. She is survived by a son, Chad Dobie; a daughter, Carrie Dobie; her mother, Elizabeth Friske; siblings, Marilyn Friske, Barbara (Bill) Crawford, Sandi Friske, Thomas Friske, Janice Friske and Mark JaDoul; cousins, Lillian and Margaret Ann JaDoul; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her natural father, Edward C. JaDoul; and adoptive father, Russel Friske. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Always in our thoughts; forever in our hearts. Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 20, 2004
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