Patricia “Pat” Ann Quass, 87, of Whitewater passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Fairhaven

Patricia “Pat” Ann Quass, 87, of Whitewater passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Fairhaven Senior Services.

Pat was born on December 13, 1933 in Cooksville, Wisconsin to Clair “Frank” Calhoun and Palma “Polly” Keyes. She was raised on a crop farm in the Brooklyn, Wisconsin area. She attended Whitewater University where she met Harold Quass. They later married and had three children together. She worked at Whitewater Electronic for many years and later was employed at General Motors until her retirement. Pat was very proud of working hard at General Motors and well-liked by her co-workers, who really became family to her.

She enjoyed studying the Bible and spending time with her grandchildren in the Dells. Pat was very giving and took care of her grandmother and mother until their passing. She always helped the less fortunate by visiting seniors in facilities, giving gifts, and whatever else they would need. Pat was an excellent cook and made many dinners for family and friends.

Pat is survived by her children, Brenda Quass, Brian Quass; step-children, Janice Beachle, Donald (Gayle) Quass; step-daughter-in-law, Mary Quass; grandchildren, Dionne (Marc Garlock) Quass, Roberto Reyes Jr., Cynthia (Jim) Kozlik, David (Tonya) Redenius, Jennifer (Rick) Mcendree, Tyler (Amanda Ciske) Barrett, Autumn Barrett; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon “Sue” Mink; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Dianne Redenius; step-son, David Quass; granddaughter, Shirley Pohlman; sister, Charlene Fitzgerald; and brother, Peter Calhoun.

Funeral services will take place on at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of services. A burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery following services.

The family would like to give specials thanks to her caregivers at Fairhaven for their exceptional care over the 10 years she resided there. The family would also like to give special thanks to Rainbow Hospice staff that cared for their mom.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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