Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Patricia “Pat” A. Gojmerac, Age 88 died on November 27 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice. She was born to loving parents Joseph P. and Petronella Bautch Kulig on May 31, 1924 in Lincoln Township, Independence, WI the 6th of 9 children.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake with Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski officiating. Burial will take place at St. Ann’s Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service being held at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will also be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 1 at the church.

She attended Maule Coulee School, SS Peter and Paul Catholic School and graduated from Independence High School Class of 1942. She also attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Oshkosh.

She was married to Joseph G. Gojmerac of Rib Lake at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence on October 18, 1949, where he preceded her in death on July 14, 1983. Following their marriage they owned and operated the Cities Service garage near Independence and had a concession trailer at various fairs for many years. In September 1955 they moved to a farm on Highway C in Rib Lake and lived there for 25 years and were custodians at the Rib River Grade School for 13 years. They then moved to the Village of Rib Lake in March 1981. Pat loved collecting sheep and hearts, dinner cruises on the Mississippi, visiting the sick, comforting families in their time of loss, writing journals and letters, sending cards and spending time with family, grandchildren and friends.

Pat is a member of Good Shepherd Parish, Historic St. Ann’s Blue Cross Mission Circle, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Concerned Heart Club, Marshfield, Ministry Health Care Prayer Team of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield and the Rib Lake Public Library. She is a charter member and volunteer of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, involved since its inception on July 1, 1985. Pat was also a participant of the Miraculous Medal Association, the Rib Lake Birthday Club and Rib Lake Friendship Club. She is a past member of the Christian Mothers for 45 years, the parish council and family concerns committee. Pat also served on the election board for the Town of Rib Lake and was involved in the Accelerated Reading Program at the Rib Lake Elementary School. Pat also volunteered as a Friendly Visitor for many years at Rib Lake Nursing Home.

She is survived by three sons: Joseph Jr. (Mary) of St. Paul, MN, Michael (Deborah) of Rib Lake and Thomas (Debra) of Rib Lake. One Daughter: Rosanne (Rick) Carstensen of Medford. Four Grandchildren: Eric Carstensen of Milton and Cory Carstensen of Medford, Katie Gojmerac of Rhinelander and Emily Gojmerac of Rib Lake. Four Step-Grandchildren: Andria and William Mauricio of St. Paul, MN.Erin Moore of Rib Lake and Jennifer Moore of Port Edwards. Eight God Children, 36 Nephews and Nieces. Also survived by one Sister: Caroline Prokop of Independence, one Brother: Jacob Kulig of Whitehall, 3 Sisters-In-Law: Eleanor Kulig, Victoria Kulig and Irene Kulig, one Brother-In-Law: Albin Woychik. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four Brothers: Harry, Ralph, Joseph and Arthur Kulig, 2 Sisters: Helen Sylla and Margaret Woychik, one Sister-In-Law: Bernice Woychik and 2 Brothers-In-Law: Alozy Sylla and Frank Prokop. Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers: John, Scott, and Eugene Kulig, Charles Woychik, Inez Brost, Betty Blasel, Diane Stephenson and Anne Helgeson

Active Pallbearers: Eric and Cory Carstensen, William and Andria Mauricio, Katie and Emily Gojmerac, Erin and Jennifer Moore

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit: