Patricia Zollars

Date of Death: Nov 28, 2018
Patricia Zollars

1926 - 2018

Patricia Ellen Zollars, nee Walter, 92, passed in peace on November 28, 2018 in Waupun, WI.

Patricia graduated from Freemont Ross High School and then from Maumee Valley Hospital Nursing Program in Toledo, OH where she received the Ann Houck Award for Best All-Round Student/Nurse. Her accomplishments were many. She served as the President of International Association of Enterostomal Therapy. Patricia helped to qualify and accredited teaching schools in Germany and London, established the International Association for Enterostomal Therapy in Milan, Italy, wrote a script for a nurse’s teaching video, and authored 3 booklets for teaching nurses and patients. Patricia enjoyed curling, golfing, playing cards, and skydiving.

Patricia is survived by her children: Stephen C. (Shirley) Zollars, Kimberly A. (Joseph) LiPuma, and Tamara L. (Dennis) Braaksma; grandchildren: Kyle (Kristin) Braaksma, and Derek (Nikki) Braaksma; great-grandson, Greyson; great-granddaughter, Winnie.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin B. Zollars, the love of her life.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91: 1-2


Patricia’s family will meet for a celebration of her life at a later date.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial donations in memory of Patricia may be made to Agnesian Healthcare Hospice Hope.



  1. kip walter Says: December 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    For some reason I just decided to Google Aunt Pat, and I came across this. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing

  2. Michone Walter Letson Says: December 17, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Dear Steve, Kimmy and Tammy,

    Kip was doing some research on family and was so fortunate to find this announcement. Whipple, Kipling and myself were very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We loved being with her each time she came to visit, and we have many pleasant memories of time spent at the lake house.

    I hope we can remain in touch and possibly share some genealogy and stories of long ago; like when Steve came to visit us in Phoenix.

    Please let us know when you will have the Memorial service. Your mom’s gifts to the medical world made many lives easier. She is missed by us and many others.

    God bless you with peace and love.


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