Patricia Margaret (Hofacker) Freimark, 69, of Catawba Island, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at her home after a lengthy fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
She was born Feb. 19, 1941, in Port Clinton to Gilbert and Lorine (Sonnichsen) Hofacker. Pat was a well-liked and respected member of the Port Clinton community. On July 11, 1964, she married William J. Freimark at Peace Lutheran Church in Port Clinton. Pat was a member of the Port Clinton city school system where she worked for 30 years. For 20 of those 30 years, Pat drove a school bus where she influenced and touched the lives of many children within the community. She finished her career as the librarian at Bataan Elementary School before retiring in 2003.
Her interests included the many crafts she enjoyed, especially weaving baskets. She also enjoyed bowling, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Pat was also a member of Catawba Island Club for more than 25 years. She was a former member of the Altrusa Women's Club of Sandusky.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bill; son, Eric (Kathleen) Freimark of Catawba Island; daughter, Kristina (John) Crisologo of Beaufort, S.C.; and her grandchildren, Kelly Freimark of Catawba Island, and Maxwell, Margaret and Olivia Crisologo of Beaufort, S.C. She also leaves behind four brothers, Gilbert Lowell (Elaine) Hofacker of Sonora, Calif., Eugene (Jessie) Hofacker of Vernon, Ariz., Richard (Edna) Hofacker of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ronald (Marlene) Hofacker of Clyde; and three sisters, Louise (Jim Faulkert) Worthington of Port Clinton, Rosalie (Don) Hipp of Huron and Joanne (Bob) Fleming of Port Clinton.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Lorine Hofacker.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until noon and 2-4 p.m. Tuesday in Neidecker-LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, immediately following visitation. The Rev. Michael Wiechers will officiate. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter, 2500 E. 22nd St., Suite 102, Cleveland OH 44115.
Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.