Patricia Zoellick

Patricia Zoellick

On Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, Patricia Mae Zoellick, loving wife and mother of two grown children, passed away at the age of 79.

Patricia was born on April 17, 1940, in Milwaukee, the daughter of William and Alice ( Knoll) Giersbach. Patricia loved animals and owned a pet shop for a few years. She was married to Donald Behr for 17 years and they had two children,d William Lee Behr and Cristine Marie Crum. She was also married to Duane Steffan until his death.

Patricia, or Pat as she liked to be called, loved life, loved taking care of others, and was never afraid of a challenge. She was also very independent even at the end. She will be greatly missed by her children, family, and those who knew her. Pat was one of a kind; there will definitely be an empty place in the world without her.

Patricia is survived by her two children, Cristine (Daniel) Crum and Billy Behr; three stepchildren, Dale (Renee) Zoellick; Craig (Jenny) Zoellick and Karla (Rhonda) Nagel; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Parr and Marion Peters-Rock (Missy); and her dog Lovett. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Herb Zoellick, they were married for 17 love-filled years.

A funeral service for Patricia will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Peter Wells presiding. A visitation will take place at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at a later date in Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence please visit

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