Patricia Mae Gilpin, 69, of Eau Claire, WI, passed away May 15, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. 

     Patricia was born June 7, 1953, in Black River Falls, WI, to Orlin and Mavis (Olstad) Halverson. She attended and graduated from Black River Falls High School. Patricia married Patrick Gilpin Jan. 6, 1973, with whom she had three children, Emily, Jeremy and Bradley.

     Patricia worked at Northern Engraving for many years. She loved to tell stories, go to garage sales, take her children swimming and decorate for the holidays. Patricia was always very kind and considerate of others. Patricia’s nieces and nephews commented that Patricia was their favorite aunt and loved her laugh. Patricia loved to put together parties and gatherings for her friends and family. She enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and spending time with her dogs and cats.

     Patricia is survived by her daughter, Emily Jaquish; son Jeremy Gilpin; sister Judy (Nathan) Goplin; uncle Harlan Olstad; and grandchildren Samantha Swenson, Emilia Jaquish, Austin O’Brien, Levi Gilpin, Landen Gilpin; and two great grandchildren.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Patrick; son Bradley Gilpin; and son-in-law James Jaquish.

     Funeral services for Patricia Gilpin were held Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Taylor Lutheran Church in Taylor, WI, with Pastor Natalie Leske officiating. Friends were invited to visitation from 10 a.m. until the beginning of services. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

     The Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family, 715-963-2311.


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