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Patricia G. Malinger

(Nee Wojciechowski) Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved wife of the late Jerry. Loving mother of Michael, Debbie (Tom) Orr, Mark, Matthew (Cheryl) and John. Dear grandmother of Kyle (Jenna), Kourtney (Jeremy) Pape, Matthew (Bonnie), Kimi and Christopher. Great-grandmother of Landon and Faith. Sister of the late Richard Wojciechowski and sister-in-law of Carol (Herb) Kretzer. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 3:30 – 6:15 PM at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:30 PM. Private entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Patricia was a retiree of Nathan Hale High School in West Allis. The family would like to thank Dr. McGartland and her staff, Vitas Hospice and Always Best Care for their special care. If desired, memorials in honor of Patricia to the charity of your choice are suggested.


  • Sophie M. Veker says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She and I were friends at St. Vincent’s and South Division High School in Milwaukee. We also worked for the City of Milwaukee and would have lunch together.

    I live in Alaska and visited with Pat when we had our 60th Anniversary Class Reunion from St. Vincent’s It was so good to visit with her and other classmates.

    I will light a vigil candle in Pat’s memory.


  • Ken and Sharon Sedmak says:

    To the Malinger Family,
    Please accept our condolences. Pat was always one of our favorite people with such a kind,loving personality. We will attend the services on Wed.
    With Sympathy,
    Ken and Sharon

  • Robert and Ruth O'Brien [nee Poczekaj] says:

    Although our adult life was spent 1000 miles apart, we had many childhood family events to share. My mother Martha and Patricia’s mother Mamie were sisters, and
    that made us first cousins, but more than that, we shared grade school and high school and loved each other like sisters. I knew Pat’s parents and brother Richard like my own family. I spent many hours after school at the family house, and in the neighborhood, with mutual friends.
    I knew Pat when she could swing a bat like a pro and catch fliers in center field.
    I knew Pat when she walked to high school with the rest of us. I was bridesmaid at Pat’s wedding, and it was an all day affair, after church breakfast and dancing and food till the wee hours. I went to the baptism of her first 2 children, and
    and am godmother to her only daughter Debbie. I know her Mom and Dad as a loving young couple, and Pat’s father Leo was my godfather, whom I loved and admired because he could make the best cheesecake I ever tasted. There is so much more, but we really were family in the real sense and those were good ole days growing up close to our kin and friends. I remember Pat always as the beautiful young bride so much in love with her husband, and Jerry loved her most dearly too.
    If we are lucky we get a little bit of Heaven on earth.

  • Judi Hertzfeldt says:

    I got to know Pat through her daughter in law, Cheryl, whose mom Edie & I were best friends when we started at the School District many years ago in the 70’s. I have always felt that Pat & Edie were kindred spirits…kind, lovely, sharing people, & lots of fun!! I am grateful for the sharing of friendships through Pat and Edie that have make me feel like extended family. What a neat message from Robert & Ruth O’Brien, especially the “little bit of heaven on earth”. Dearest Pat, rest in peace.

  • Ron and Donna Krolski says:

    Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Moving to Texas in ’78 made us aware how much we missed our relatives and Pat was truly a special gal. Our condolences to all the Malinger family.

  • Keith Bestul says:

    My condolences to the Malinger family. God lets our paths cross with others for a reason. I am proud to say your mother’s path crossed mine. She was one of the most humble and gracious women I know. Quick with a smile. I imagine she handled cancer the same way she handled everything else, with a smile. All of the Malingers can rest in the fact that she’s now sharing time with God and Jerry. My hope is to cross her path again.
    Keith and Lue Anne Bestul

  • Douglas and Christine (nee Wojciechowski) and Family says:

    With our deepest sympathies to the Malinger family. Aunt Pat was a wonderful soul embodied here on earth. Although our interactions were minimal, her beautiful and loving spirit has significantly impacted our lives. We are all truly blessed to have shared our lives with her.

  • Roland Faas says:

    Pat was the kindest, sweetest and gentlest soul I worked with at Nathan Hale.Without her guidance my records for the Debate and Forensics activities would never have balanced! My sympathy to her family and my prayers for Pat.

  • Lucretia Kramp says:

    Pat was a dear friend and one of the nicest and cheeriest persons I have ever known. My sister, Cynthia and I will miss you.

    Rest in peace, Pat.

    (Classmate 1949 of St. Vincent de Paul)

  • Tim and Kathy Poshek says:

    •Kathy and I were deeply saddened when we learned about Pat’s passing. Please accept our sympathy. Pat and I were cousins and I remember many happy times with her and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tim Poshek

  • Pat Clements says:

    I was sorry to read of Pat’s passing.I was so happy to have her as a neighbor as she was the nicest person with Jerry around.she will be sadly missed by all,but now she’s happy to again be with Jerry.

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