Torie Patton

Date of Death: Jan 23, 2016
Torie Patton


Victoria “Torie” Patton, 55, of Montello, formerly of Brandon, died early Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Metta Homes in Montello following a brief illness.

Torie was born August 3, 1960 in Merrill, the daughter of David G. and Lois A. Kotenbeutel Patton. Torie attended Pella School in Waupun. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun and a lifelong employee of Diverse Options, Inc. in Ripon, and later in Montello. Torie enjoyed family outings, music, movies and operas. She also enjoyed puppies, the Badgers and the Packers.

She is survived by her father, David Patton, brother Frederic “Rick” (Karen) Patton of Fond du Lac, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Torie was preceded in death by her mother, Lois and her grandparents.

Torie will be greatly missed by all who knew her as she always had a big smile and hug for everyone.


Friends and relatives may call on the family at the Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Torie Patton will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.


Friends and relatives may call on the family at the Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Diverse Options, Inc.

Special Thanks

The family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Metta Homes for being her second family for the past few years.



  1. Marshall & AnneMarie McLean Says: January 26, 2016 at 8:28 am

    We will always remember her smiles and hugs.

    Marshall & AnneMarie

  2. Matt Fisher Says: January 26, 2016 at 9:00 am


    So sorry to hear about Torie! You have built a wonderful family and she was very proud to be a part of it! I will always remember her constant smile and the joy she brought to all she met! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!

  3. Debb (Friese) Southard Says: January 26, 2016 at 9:30 am

    My sincere condolences to you and your family, Mr. Patton. I remember Torie way back in the day when you were my band instructor at Waupun Middle School. I remember her smile! Like my sister, they just light up a room!

    God’s peace to you at this special time,
    Debb (Friese) Southard

  4. Norm and Ruth Ann Haas Says: January 26, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Oh how I miss her bear hugs and bright smile!! Torie could light up a room with her joyful entrance. Dave, we are truly sorry for your loss……God Bless you!
    Norm and Ruth Ann

  5. Mindy Anderson Says: January 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Mr. Patton,

    Torie was one of my aunt, Lynae Henning’s, very good friends. I was fortunate to spend time with Torie when my mom (Karla Anderson) brought Lynae to Waupun to visit. I would often come along. I will remember her very fondly. Such a lovely and fun person.

    Thinking of you,
    Mindy Anderson

  6. Joe and Christine Zweck Says: January 26, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    We are so sorry to learn of Torie’s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Kathy (Crain) Hendricks Says: January 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Dear Mr. Patton & Rick,
    My deepest sympathy to both of you on the loss of Torie. I will always remember the smiles she brought to St Joe’s Church. She could really “light the place up”. She was such a loving angel here on earth.
    Kathy (Crain) Hendricks

  8. Larry & Charlotte Rackow Says: January 29, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Hi Dave, Rick and Karen,
    We want to extend our deep heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Torie will be sadly missed by the lives she touched. As time goes on, may the memories of Torie become more fond to all of us.

    Larry & Charlotte Rackow

  9. Larry & Charlotte Rackow Says: January 29, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Hi Dave, Rick & Karen,
    We extend our heartfelt sorrow to each of you. Torie will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched. As time goes by, may the memories of Torie become more fond.

    Our sympathy,

    Larry &. Charlotte Rackow

  10. Gloria Scheuers Biermann Says: January 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    My sincere condolences in the loss of your daughter Torie. I’m not sure is you remember my brother Ricky. He worked with her at one time. Ricky died in January of 2011. He was 53. God bless you and your family.

  11. Mary Kay Malchow Says: February 3, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Dear Dave and Rick,

    I am so sad to hear of the loss of your sweet Torie. Back in the 1970’s when I lived in Waupun, I always got a smile, a hug and little love from her after church at St. Joes. I carried her sunshine with me for the rest of the day. Thank you Torie for the love. You all gave her such a wonderful life. God bless you all.

    Mary Kay Malchow

  12. Amy Frigo Says: February 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Dear Patton Family and Friends-
    It broke my heart to hear of Torie’s passing
    I’ve not seen Torie in many years since I belonged to St. Joe’s in Waupun. It always made my day when she would run up to me after church with a big smile on her face and her arms wide open ready for a hug.
    Torie was simply precious and I know she is even making the angels smile.
    May the dear Lord be with your family and keep you to his heart.

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