Cuba City, Wisconsin
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Patricia L. “Patty” Belken, 71, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11:15 a.m. Saturday at the church before the service. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is assisting the family.
Patty was born on June 12, 1948, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Susan (Dye) Gehrts. She married Robert Belken on April 1, 1967, in Galena, Illinois. He preceded her in death on April 28, 2007. Patty was a supervisor at Swiss Colony until her retirement.
Patty loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, including attending their sporting events. She enjoyed anything outdoors, including gardening, and was an avid Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan. In her youth, Patty bowled and played softball. She was a great cook, collected antique glassware and furniture, played the piano, sang, and had many other interests. Patty was humble and made things easy for everyone.
Patty is survived by her daughter, Tricia (Brian Oswald) Belken, of Platteville, WI, and her son, Robert “BJ” (Amy) Belken, of Eldridge, IA; a sister, Cindy (Randy) Klein, of Brodhead, WI; a brother, Jack (Marlene) Gehrts, of Galena, IL; and seven grandchildren, Isaiah, Brian, and Calvin Oswald, and Lauren, Ben, Katherine and Luke Belken.
Patty was also preceded in death by her parents.