|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1918|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2013|
She was born Patronilla Joan Sopata on Jan. 27, 1918, in Hastings, PA, the fourth of eight daughters born to John and Mary Sopata. She was raised to age 11 in the borough of Emeigh Run, PA. In 1929, she and her family moved to be with relatives in Chicago. She left school after graduation from eighth grade to help support her family. She worked in Chicago until her younger sisters were able to go out on their own.
In 1939, she met Gordon Ammon, of Honey Creek, while on vacation at Delavan Lake. They were married in 1941 and made their first home in Walworth, where they owned and operated a Texaco Oil Station. While Pat's husband was serving in the United States Army overseas, their first child was born and Pat moved back to Chicago to have the support of her family.
In April of 1947, Pat and her family moved to Williams Bay. It was here that they purchased a small gas station and auto repair business. In 1952, Pat went to work at George Williams College Camp where she served as head of housekeeping services for several years. This brought her in contact with many young people who came to the camp in the summer months from the college in Chicago to work for their tuition. Several of these summer employees became Pat's lifelong friends.
She lived more than 30 years in Williams Bay and for several years in San Diego, CA, Groton, CT and Goose Creek, SC, before returning to WI in 1988. She was a member of many clubs and organizations in Williams Bay and Walworth County. She served as an auxilliary in Williams Bay, as well as various neighborhood social groups.
Pat was a devoted wife, mother and friend to all. Her door was always open, whether you needed a helping hand or a loan to tide you over, Pat never put herself first. Her children, family and friends were her truest and most precious wealth. She lived her life by a simple principle: What you have can be lost, but what you give can never be taken away.
She is survived by her son, Gordon II, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; her daughter, Karen Currin in 2004; and her sisters, Ann, Helen, Stella, Martha, Rhonda, Elizabeth and Louise.
Burial Monday, May 20, at 1 p.m. at German Settlement Cemetery in Honey Creek.
Gordon H. Ammon (1912 - 1978)
German Settlement Cemetery
Created by: Kathy
Record added: Feb 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105661468
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