Patricia Louise Stirton (Waller), 82, passed away peacefully at the home of her youngest daughter, Jennifer Mathis, Sept. 18, 2022. She was born Jan. 24, 1940, to Al and Esther Waller in White Hall, WI. She attended and graduated from Taylor High School in 1957. 

     Following graduation Patti boarded a train and headed to California where she spent most of her adult life. In 1958, she met and married the love of her life, William (Bill) John Stirton, May 10, 1958. They were married for 60 years and raised four children. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There were usually cookies or treats when they visited. Following retirement from work as a nurse’s aide, Bill and Patti moved to McCloud, CA, and lived there for 10 years. They then moved to Cottonwood, CA, and lived close to their son for 10 years. A year after the death of her husband, Bill, Patti returned to Wisconsin and lived in Black River Falls for two years prior to her death where she renewed old friendships and made new friends. The final few weeks, Patti was in Missouri with her daughter Jennifer and her family.

     Patti is survived by her four children, Joyce Halt (Roy), Joan Davis (Don), William Stirton Jr (Darcie) and Jennifer Mathis (Brian); six grandchildren, Justin, Brianna, Brian, KayLyn, JoeLyn and RaeLyn; seven great-grandchildren, Maisie, Kayli, Bodhi, Kylea, Gavin, MacKenzie and Katherina; her sisters, Gudrun (Goody) Pleasanton of Pleasant Hill, CA, and Gladys Fitzpatrick of Black River Falls, WI; sister-in-law Ruth Waller of Eau Claire, WI; and many nieces and nephews. She loved them all and enjoyed visiting at family reunions and events.

     Patti was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, as well as her parents, her brothers, Clayton Waller, Al Jr. Waller, Narie Waller, Roger Waller and baby Gerald Waller; and her sisters, Ellen Fischer, Bonnie Webb and Mamie Livingston.           

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Taylor Museum of History “Fix the Bricks,” C/O Village of Taylor, P.O. Box 130, Taylor, Wisconsin, 54659. There will be no service, per her request, but she will forever be in our hearts. Miss you mom.

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