Comparin, Patrice L.

by poolefh | May 23, 2019 12:00 am

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.

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