Susan Renee (Splitt) Patri, 50, of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Manawa, WI, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on June 8 after a long, courageous battle with sarcoma cancer.
Susan was born in Milwaukee, WI, on February 26, 1964, to parents Rosella (nee Gruel) and Gerald Dean Splitt. Susan was united in marriage to Thomas J. Patri on May 7, 1983, and enjoyed 31 years of marriage to her high school sweetheart and love of her life. Together they resided in Waupaca, WI for two years before moving to Jupiter, FL in 1985 to raise their growing family. Susan was a devoted mother to her two sons, Jeremy and Joshua Patri and in May of last year, she was blessed with a daughter when Regina DiGloria and Jeremy were married. Susan worked as a nurse for a local neurologist for over 20 years before joining Tom to assist in running the family business as the office manager. She was a devout member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church of Juno Beach, FL. Susan enjoyed spending time with her family, being on the open waters of Jupiter, snow skiing, traveling, and she always enjoyed watching a Green Bay Packers or Miami Dolphins football game. She was a great cook known for her famous chicken and dumpling soup, pumpkin pies, turkey and stuffing.
Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Rosella Splitt and father-in-law Leland Patri. She is survived by her beloved husband Thomas Patri of Jupiter, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Regina Patri; son, Joshua Patri; father, Gerald Splitt of Tequesta, FL; sister, Sherry (Joe) Kattner of Hobe Sound, FL; nephew, Jake Kattner of Atlanta, GA; aunt and uncle, Arla and Butch Kreklow of Manawa, WI; cousin Kathleen Kimball of Pewaukee, WI; mother-in-law Shirley (Tony) Opperman of Hobe Sound, FL; seven sets of in-laws and many nephews and nieces from the Patri family in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado and Massachusetts.
A celebration of life service will be held on June 20, 2014, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (13301 Ellison Wilson Rd, Juno Beach, FL 33408) at 3p.m., followed by a reception held at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church and designated for the Youth Group.