Saturday, August 29, 2009

Obituary: Patricia E. McGlynn - Class of 1968

SUN PRAIRIE - Patricia E. McGlynn, age 59, of Sun Prairie, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at St. Mary's Emergency Center in Sun Prairie. She was born on Feb. 10, 1950, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the daughter of John and Alice (Blanchar) McGlynn. Patricia attended school at Madison Central High School and later graduated from Madison Area Technical College with a clerk typist degree. She then worked for Madison Telco Credit Union. Patricia retired from GTE/ Verizon in May 2008. She taught Sunday school at Bethel Lutheran Church and when she was younger, was a "little angel" in the church choir. Patricia enjoyed get-togethers with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews. She was an avid Badgers hockey and football fan, and would follow the Badgers to their away games. Patricia was known as "Little Badger." She also was a Big Brother and Big Sister. Patricia is survived by her mother, Alice Hanson of Madison; half-brother, Gary Smith of Arizona; sisters, Margaret Turner of Nevada and Karen (Patrick) Lambert of Madison; brothers, Alan (Deedee) Hanson and Kevin Hanson, both of Madison; nephews, John and Jacob Hanson and Michael Lambert; and a niece, Amanda Wagner. She leaves behind many relatives, friends and co-workers. Patricia was preceded in death by her stepfather, Odin Hanson; a niece, Jordan Alice Hanson; and grandparents, Leila and Roy Blanchar. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, with the Rev. John Swanson presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be held at Windsor Cemetery at a later date. A special thanks to the Sun Prairie EMTs and the staff at St. Mary's Emergency Center. Also, a special thanks to Linnae Pope, for being there with Patricia during her final moments. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 29, 2009

Patricia E. McGlynn's class year is based on information provided by Michael Vahldieck (Class 0f 1968)

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