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Wisconsin Dairy Leader Patty Endres Dies

Wisconsin Dairy Leader Patty Endres Dies
She was board member for PDPW, National Outstanding Young Farmer.

Funeral services will be held today at First Lutheran Church in Lodi for Patricia Lynn Endres. Patricia , age 47, died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at a Madison Hospital.

Patricia received a heart transplant and considered every day a gift and was determined to make every moment the best for her husband and children. She was very active in farming and her children's activities. She was a board member for the Professional Dairy Producers Assoc., coached soccer, was active in the 4-H and was voted with her husband as Outstanding Young Farmer in Wisconsin in 2000 and National Outstanding Young Farmer in 2001.

The former Patricia Nelson was born on March 17, 1963, to Milo and Frances Nelson. Patty graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1981 and than attended the University of Wisconsin and received a degree in dietetics. She married David C. Endres in 1986 and they began farming in the Lodi area. Patty was an outstanding cook and loved cooking and baking and catering parties. She was known for making any dish a niece or nephew might request and would prepare food for team dinners and the FFA banquets. Nine years ago, Patricia received a heart transplant and considered every day a gift and was determined to make every moment the best for her husband and children. She was very active in farming and her children's activities. She was a board member for the Professional Dairy Producers Assoc., coached soccer, was active in the 4-H and was voted with her husband as Outstanding Young Farmer in 2000 and National Outstanding Young Farmer in 2001.

She was also a finalist in the Alice in Dairyland competition. Following her surgery she became an advocate for organ donation and walked for the Heart Association and helped raise funds for Cancer research.

Survivors include her husband, Dave; three children, Vincent, Sydney and Mitchell; her parents, Milo and Frances Nelson; four sisters, Pamela (Paul) Anderson, Nancy (John) Quirk, Jeanne (John) Shearer and Karen (David) DeLoof; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nicholas and Josephine Fiore, and Otto and Anna Nelson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 206 Pleasant St., Lodi. The Rev. Ted Kalkwarf will preside. Friends may call at the church today from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place at the Arlington Prairie Cemetery.

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