Patricia “Pat” Ann Gavinski

PORTAGE – Patricia “Pat” Ann Gavinski, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, surrounded by her loving family.

Pat was born on August 13, 1950, in Portage, the daughter of Kenneth and Lillian (Weishoff) Schehr. She married Albert Gavinski on April 19, 1969 in Portage. Pat was a devoted wife, mother, and grandma. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren were the light of her life. Pat enjoyed waitressing and meeting new people at Dino’s Restaurant in Portage. She was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

She is survived by her husband, Al, of Portage; son, Benjamin (Jessie) Gavinski of Potosi; sister, Barbara Schehr of Wausau; grandchildren, Jared, Brianna and Mason Gavinski of Potosi; canine companion, Jazzy; inlaws, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Kimberly.

Memorial Services will be held at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, Wisconsin, on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Inurnment will be private. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Divine Savior Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital for their care and support.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home is assisting the family.  


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)