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Patricia L. Gomber
Patricia "Pat" L. Gomber, 84, Gillett, passed away on May 8. Born in Green Bay, on March 30, 1929, to the late Leo and Rose (Reynolds) Kosnar, she married W. Peter Gomber Nov. 25, 1954, in Green Bay. She was one of the founders of the Oconto County Handicapped Citizens Association and also a founder of New View. She worked as an aide for 35 years for the mentally and physically handicapped, and was the founder and creator of Penny Pile Park. She enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles, ceramics, her flowers and watching birds. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Pete Gomber of Gillett; six children, Harry (special friend, Gail Simmons) Gomber, Susan (Norman) Peterson, Tony (Donna) Gomber, Jane Keshemberg, all of Gillett; ; Barb (special friend, Raymond Piechota) Christensen, Kellnersville; Dawn (Myles) Wellnitz, Oconto Falls; two sisters, Rosemarie Peot and Nancy (Jim) Bergman; sister-in-law, Joyce (Arnie) Johnson; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Katie (Mel) Duggan; brother-in-law, Maury Peot; sister-in-law, Betty (Clarance) Ankerson; daughter-in-law, Maria Gomber; son-in-law, Keith Keshemberg.
Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring, on Friday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Johns Catholic Church in Gillett, on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial was in Wanders Rest Cemetery.