Patricia Lucille Godersky, “Pat”, age 83, of Fond du Lac, WI, formerly of Port Washington, WI, joined her husband and eternal Father on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Pat was born on April 2, 1936, in Milwaukee, WI; daughter of Alois Peter Kerber and Eileen Carolyn Knoop (Eileen’s second husband and father to Pat was Lloyd Schmidt).  On February 27, 1954, Patricia married John George Godersky of Port Washington.  They raised their family on Chestnut Street in Port Washington.  

With her big family, Pat became a great cook and baker while also working outside the home  as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Heritage Nursing Home and the former St. Alphonsus Hospital, providing love and gentle care to all her patients, as if they were family members.  Pat enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, painting, sewing, and other crafts, always having to keep her hands busy.  Pat enjoyed family picnics, and traveling to Canada for vacations.   She is also remembered deer hunting with her husband and sons.  In later years, Pat did journaling, working on the family tree, and keeping in contact with friends and family.  She loved everybody, putting others needs before her own.  Beautiful music occupied many of her hours.

Pat enjoyed everything related to being the BEST wife and hard-working mother to her 7 children and 4 nieces who lived with the family for a time.  Pat is survived by her children David Godersky of the town of Grafton, Mary (the late Alfredo) Santana Bueno of Manitowoc, Theresa (the late Earl) Schneider of Port Washington, Susan (Larry) Neidorfler of Glendale, Lynn (the late Darryl) Jacoway of Kent, WA, Steve Godersky and Robert (Tammy) Godersky, both of Manitowoc; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters Shirley Neustaedter of Waukesha, Dana Roszak (Schmidt) of Cedarburg, her brother Robert (Marcia) Kerber of Newburg, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband on February 26, 2013, infant children John Gregory, Anne Marie and an infant son not named.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12Noon, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Mary’s Church, 451 N. Johnson Street, Port Washington, WI.  Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant.  Visitation will take place from 10-11:45AM Saturday AT CHURCH prior to the Mass.  Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.



  1. Sympathy to your family..

  2. Pat blessed so many people with her faith, generosity, happiness and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.

  3. My deepest sympathies go out to the Godersky family. I had the pleasure of working with Pat at St. Alphonsus hospital. She was always happy and was very proud of her family. Prayers go out to you all.

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