Patricia M. Volbright
Volbright nee Ryan, also known as “Cheese Pat” from Oakfield passed
away peacefully at Gran Park Terrace, Sunday July 12, 2020. Pat was born in
Fond du Lac November 3, 1945 to Dennis “Russell” Ryan and Thelma
(Jagfeld) Ryan. She graduated from Oakfield High School, class of 1963. On
Halloween 1964 she married David Volbright. Dad always said, that “he got
tricked and she got treated” but we know it was the other way around.
Pat and Dave
were not only partners in marriage, they also partnered on the farm and the
Tolibia Cheese Corner. Pat ran the store from June 1988 to October 1998 when
she sold the business to Knaus Cheese and went to work at the store there. She
finally retired a few years later to become a fulltime babysitter to the
Pat was very
involved in her children’s activities driving them to 4h meetings, basketball,
softball, wrestling, and football practices and games along with band and
chorale concerts. Pat and Dave loved the Packers and for several years attended
the Packers home games, Pat continued to attend games with Kris after David
passed. Much fun was had at Krolls for many years tailgating before the games.
They also made it to several away games including back to back Super Bowls. Pat
also got to see the Packers in Super Bowl XLV. Pat loved to travel and has
visited Hawaii, Mexico, and Punta Cana to name a few. Her and dad were long
time members of Twin Oaks snowmobile club and made several trips ‘up nort’ to
put on the miles.
Mom loved to
garden and can and there were always several jars of homemade tomato juice
available for Bloody Mary’s. They loved to entertain and of course you could
always depend on Pat to bring the cheese tray!
Pat is survived
by her children, Kristine (Randy) Page of Arcadia, KS, Kyle (Beckie) Volbright
of Fond du Lac, and Kory (Beth) Volbright of Oakfield; her grandchildren, Teddy
Page, Alexis, Jaiden and Cole Volbright, and Kaitlyn and Kennedy Volbright; her
brother, Tom Ryan of St. Germain and sister-in-law, Mary Bierne of Fond du lac.
She is also survived by in laws, Janice Volbright, Mary and Jim Kuslits, Mark
Narance, Dale and Chris Volbright, Sandy and Dennis Courture, and Ann and
Dennis Weber. She is further survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dave; brother, LeRoy
Bierne; brother-in-law, Bruce Volbright; and sisters-in-law, Dulsie Ryan and
The visitation will be held Friday, July 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM –
1:00 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. Private
funeral services will be held on Friday at the funeral home. Due to circumstances
surrounding Covid-19 and the health and safety of all in attendance, only
thirty people will be allowed in the funeral home at a time to visit with
family. In addition, per CDC guidelines, a mask is recommended. Burial will follow in Oak Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the charity of
your choice in Pat’s name.
and tribute wall may be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.