Patrice L. “Pat” Comparin, age 67, of Fredonia, WI, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, WI.

She was born on January 28, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of William and Nancy Reiter Melsheimer. Pat grew up in Milwaukee, graduating from West Division High School. On October 14, 1972, Pat married her longtime sweetheart Calvin Comparin at Gesu Church in Milwaukee. By 1977, the Comparins moved to their new home in Fredonia.

Pat worked at the former Value Plus variety store in Fredonia, Shopko of Grafton and Sheboygan and the Kohl’s store of Grafton. Over the years while raising her family, she cared for her mother, grandson and grandmother. Pat was happiest when she was spending time with her beloved grandson.

Pat was a caring, extraordinary woman with a big heart, who always put others first. Pat put her personal touch on her annual flower garden. She showed her love for others by creating crochet and cross-stitch gifts.

Pat is survived by her husband Cal; her two daughters Jennifer (Bill) Courtright of Fredonia and Nicole (Brian Gnacinski) Comparin of Beechwood; her grandson William “Joseph” Courtright; her siblings William (Carol) Melsheimer of Sheboygan, Candice (the late Michael) Kostowicz of Caledonia, Richard (Lois) Melsheimer of Logan, IA, Roxanne Melsheimer of Blackwood, NJ, Barbara Melsheimer of Milwaukee, Suzanne (John) Jackson of Cudahy and Patrick Melsheimer of Milwaukee; brother-in-law Perry Comparin of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her dear grandmother Gladys Reiter.

Memorial services will be held at 4:30PM Monday, June 3, 2019 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Associate Pastor Rev. Luke Anderson of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Grafton will officiate. Family will receive relatives and friends from 2:30-4:30PM Monday prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Pat would appreciate memorials to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (

Information and condolences available at or 262/284-4431.

Many thanks to Dr. Seth and staff of Aurora Medical Center ER, Fredonia Fire and Ambulance and Port Washington Fire/Paramedic.



  1. Dear Jen, Nicole and Mr. Comparin,

    I am so sorry to hear about the physical loss of your Mom. I know her Spirit lives on through each of you, and her grandson, and of all of us who were touched by her. I remember her beautiful Christmas displays and ornate details, just as much as I will always recall her Christ-like caring and thoughtfulness. She welcomed me into your home and into Jen’s college experience, and into knowing that families exist beyond those we are born into or even those from whom we are called to leave. May you find the solace of these friends and family here on Earth, as she will surely be met by the angels in Heaven. May her love never leave you because she is with you and in you and a part of you!

    May her bright life and light shine on as the Stars and Stripes Honor flights get flyers a little closer to her, up above the clouds and beaming down upon you all. May she live on and love on, always!

    With love, gratitude and respect for you and your Mom/Wife/Best Friend.

  2. Nicole and Jenny, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.

  3. Nicole, so sorry to hear of the death of your mother, Pat. Please know we are holding you and your family in our prayers.
    The Willegal Family

  4. Our world got a little darker with the loss of this extraordinary woman. She loved big & without hesitation & will be missed beyond what words can express. Sending all our love to everyone.

  5. Dear Cal, Jennifer and Nicole,
    You have all been close in my heart and in my prayers. Your Mom was so kind and generous. We visited and were amazed at the Christmas display. It took a lot of time and love to keep that tradition. May the good memories always lift your spirit. God Bless, Pat Mikulsky

  6. Oh dear Jennifer and Nicole I am so sorry to hear of this. I really thought a lot of your mother. She was so kind to me and put up with my immaturity. God bless you as you navigate these rough days ahead. I always hoped I would get to see your mom again someday. That is one of the great teachers of death is that tomorrow is never promised so live for today. ❤️ My thoughts are with you guys this week. 🙏🏽

  7. Cal so sorry for your lose, my prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Cal & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was a special lady and will always remember her help with Girl Scouts. We had the pleasure of meeting again when I worked at the clinic. My prayers are with you at this time.

  9. My deepest sympathies to you and your family! Rest assured she is in a happy place!

  10. Cal and family…
    We are so very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. May all your good memories help you through this difficult time. The May God bless you with peace and understanding.

  11. My heart cries for your family. Jim and I how you deeply loved her. Your father and mother had a endless love. They loved each other so. Joseph, this is very difficult for you. You not only lost your beloved grandmother but, your best friend. She totally adored you and still does. She is smiling down on you and loving you as she always has and always will. She will be at your graduation in her beautiful spirit. Loving all of you, Janie and Jim White

  12. Lovely write up of a lovely woman. So sorry for the world’s loss and special hearfelt condolences to you, her family. ❤

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