Ellen ?Ellie? Goldie Patterson
Ellen “Ellie” Goldie Patterson, age 52, of Merrill, passed away on Oct. 24, 2014 at the UW Madison Hospital in Madison, WI.
Ellie was born on April 12, 1962 to Dell Engman and Carol (Reich) Streble in Wausau. She attended and graduated from Wausau East high school and went on to further her education at the Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. Ellie married Glen Patterson on March 26, 1987 in Wausau.
Ellie was a very hard worker and enjoyed her customers that came to the Americinn Hotel where she was the lead housekeeper. She was not known to take many days off of work! Ellie loved and cherished her family very much – they were her priority. She always kept their home in immaculate shape and enjoyed entertaining friends and family, she was a social butterfly. She not only kept her house neat and tidy, she would help with yardwork as well. Ellie made friends very easily and was very easy to talk to. She would work on her beautiful cross-stitch pieces while watching her favorite show, NCIS. Ellie liked to spend time on the water, including going fishing. She also enjoyed hunting, canoeing and going camping with family. Ellie was a wonderful cook and the kitchen was always open. She will be sadly missed.
Ellie is survived by her husband, Glen Patterson of Merrill; son, Anthony Patterson; daughter, Lynn Patterson; mother, Carol Reich; sisters, Jane (Dennis) Fehlhaper, Mary (Steve) Thornewell, Ann Engman and Judy Bargender; brother, Dale Engman; uncle, Louie Streble; nieces, Patricia Carlson, Tami Albee, Katie Ulrick, Kimberly Bargender and Sidney Engman; nephews, Kevin Fehlhaper, Phillip Martin and Joshua Martin and many cousins, great nieces and nephews and good friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Dell Engman; step-father, Raymond Reich; grandmother, Goldie Streble; grandfather, Charles Streble; her maternal and paternal grandparents; uncle, Lyle Streble and aunt, Joaine Kufahl.
Funeral services for Ellie will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5pm at Waid Funeral Home in Merrill. Visitation will be from 1pm-5pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – also at Waid Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Smallman will be officiating.
Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.waidfuneral.com.