Pat L. Sazama

Pat L. Sazama

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November 2, 2021

Patricia “Pat” L. Sazama, age 81, of Colby, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the Colby Retirement Community under the tender care of St. Croix Hospice.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at St. Mary Help of Christians Parish in Colby. Father Joseph Redfern will officiate. Interment to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. 


Pat was born on May 19, 1940, the daughter of Walter and Elda (Schilling) McHugh in Wausau. She graduated from Mosinee High School. On August 30, 1958, Pat was united in marriage to Leon Sazama in Halder.

Pat and Leon owned Leon and Pat’s Bar in the Town of Frankfort for 10 years. She also worked for Marathon Electric and retired from the Milan Cheese Factory (which became Kraft, WI Dairies and then Foremost).

Mom liked to go to garage sales, read, knit, sew and watch her favorite TV shows. She especially loved and treasured each and every one of her grandchildren and had a special bond with each one. She was affectionately referred to as “Grandma Pat”. Mom also took pride in her efforts to keep Dad in line.

Survived by

Pat is survived by her husband of 63 years, Leon; four children: Darnell (Doreen) Sazama of Athens, Darrell (Lori) Sazama of Stratford, Darla (Mark) Viegut of Colby and Dorine (Mike) Geiger of Dorchester; 12 grandchildren: Eric (Jess) Sazama, Sara (Craig) Yessa, Katelyn (Ben) Martyn, Michael (Terese) Sazama, Riley Kilty, Keenen Kilty, Brooke (Frank) Peoples, Tyler (Kaylee) Viegut, KyLeon Viegut, Brenna Geiger, Parker Geiger and Pierce Geiger; nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings: Charlotte (Leonard) Maly of Mosinee, Gerald (Sue) McHugh of Stratford and Richard (Patty) McHugh of FL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in Death by

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Trent Geiger; two brothers-in-law, Sylvester “Pete” Sazama, James “Bud” Sazama; sister-in-law, Marie Umnus and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Ida Sazama.

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