Patricia Rae Gilbert, of Pelican Lake, died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at home under the care of Ministry Hospice. She was 58 years old. She was born on May 12, 1958 in Chicago, IL a daughter of the late Herbert and Rita “Bonnie” (Slater) Dettman.
She graduated from Elcho High School in 1976. Patti also graduated from the State College of Beauty Culture in Wausau. She was employed by K & S Construction of Pelican Lake for many years and the Corner Tap, having leased it for three years.
Patti was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho.
Survivors include a daughter, Tina (Mark) Klaar of Elcho; grandsons, Mark Jr. and Mitchell Klaar; sisters, Donna (Mike) Burback of Minn. and Joni (Jess) Shelton of Elcho; brothers, Daniel (Veronica) Dettman of Fla. and William Dettman of Elcho; significant other, Jeffery Warbelton of Pelican Lake; aunt, Marie “Peach” Thill of Monico; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho with Rev. Dave Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from Noon until the time of service at the church.