Patricia Kae (Lange) Burt
Patricia Kae (Lange) Burt, 53 of Utica passed away peacefully at home October 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Patty began her courageous fight against stage 4 brain and lung cancer in 2013. Even though chemo, radiation and her surgeries may have worn her down, it never took her spirit or defined her. She always kept that smile on her face. She will be remembered for her beauty, contagious smile and her kindness and generosity for others.
Patty was born April 26, 1965 in Rochester to Paul and JoAnn
(Boettcher) Lange. She attended both Lewiston/Altura School and St. Charles. Graduating from St. Charles High School in 1983. After graduating she worked for Winona County as a Flag Person for traffic control, then went on to working at Hubbard turkey plant in Altura. From there she went to Camera Arts/Herff Jones where she was employed for nineteen years until they closed their doors 2008. Then in 2010 she started at the St. Charles High School as one of their lunch aids and in 2013 she resigned in order to spend her time and energy managing her health and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston.
On July 13, 1985 she married her soul mate, Kenneth M. Burt in Utica.
Shortly after they were blessed with a daughter, Ashlee Ann. 3 years later they were blessed again, this time with a son, Joshua Paul Merlin. Later came their beautiful grandson, Carter Joshua Burt, the light of her life. On August 20, 2013 Patty was diagnosed with stage 4
brain and lung cancer. Her last 5 years have been a gift to she and her family. Throughout the past few years she had been known as “Rockstar” because of her faith, hope and fight. Patty enjoyed spending her summers off with her kids and grandson. She loved going to Mexico each spring with family, camping, photography, playing games, farming, shopping, socializing (of course) and any kind of construction, because she looked good in a tool belt! Her favorite part of her day was spending it with her grandson, Carter Jo and taking little trips here and there. Her family was her pride and joy.
She will be remembered as saying “Family equals love.” Her most important and rewarding job was being a mom and nana. She loved this more than anything.
Patty was survived by her husband, Kenneth of Utica; children, Ashlee (Chaz Stark) Burt of Utica, Joshua (Mariah) Burt of Fremont; one grandson, Carter Burt; sister’s Paula (Mike) Stevens, Penny (Bob) Weis, Julie (Jim) Coleman; brother, Daniel (Adriana) Lange; Parents, Paul (JoAnn) Lange; sister in laws, Kim Alvarez, Kristie (Gene) Burt, Keri (Shelly) Gerth; brother in laws, Kevin (Diane) Burt, Kerm (Christine) Burt, Kyle (DeAnn) Burt; father and mother in law, Bozy (JoAnn) Burt and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Patty was proceeded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and brother in law, Tino Alvarez.
Funeral Services for Patty will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston with the Reverends Michael A. Lindemann and Paul Kuckhahn officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Utica. Friends may call at the church from 4-7 Friday and one hour before services Saturday. There will be a time of remembrance at the conclusion of visitation on Friday. Please share a memory of Patty and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Funeral Service of St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements.