Patricia L. Nickerson, of Waterford, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2022, at Ruth’s Hospice in West Allis at the age of 78.

Patricia (aka Pat or Trish) was born in Chicago on July 29, 1944, to Theodore and Violet (nee Baker) Mitchell. She graduated from Antioch High School in Antioch, Illinois in 1962. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and kitchen preparing meals for her family. She was especially fond of her many furry friends. She also loved her work of many years as a library assistant in Salem and Twin Lakes She was passionate about writing and was very proud of her frequently published articles in the library newsletter.

Patricia is survived by her children, Yvonne (Brian) Lauer and Steven Bailitz; grandchildren, Kaitlin (David) Shellberg, Michael Iverson, Brian (Holly) Iverson, Jeffrey (Courtney) Bailitz, Cassandra (Kyle) Littel, Steven Bailitz and Joshua Bailitz; and five great grandchildren.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ronald Nickerson, and brother Glenn Mitchell.

A celebration of Patricia’s life will be held on Jan. 20, 2023, at Integrity Celebration Center, 2789 Browns Lake Dr., Burlington. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m., followed by a time of fellowship at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, a Humane Society of your choice, or Wounded Warrior Project.

Services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Services. Well-wishers may visit


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