Patricia "Pip" Stahlschmidt (Mullen)
Patricia Stahlschmidt, age 75, died at her home in Lake Forest, Illinois on July 1, 2018. She was a 1965 graduate of Mundelein College. Patricia met her husband, Thomas, in Chicago in 1963, and they were married in 1965. Patricia worked as a teacher in Cicero, Illinois from 1965-1969, retiring when she became pregnant with her only child, Michael, born in December of 1969.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Thomas, and their son, Michael, of Mundelein, Illinois. She is also survived by siblings Jane Gilligan, of Hinsdale, Illinois and Michael Mullen of Northbrook, Illinois. Her sister, JoAnn Degnan, passed in 2009. Patricia’s parents were Bessie and John Mullen, of Chicago, Illinois. John retired as Deputy Chief of the Chicago Police Department in 1972. Patricia was very proud of her father, and carried his penchant for integrity and care for others for all of her life. Like her mother, Bessie, Patricia was a voluntary housewife who stayed at home to raise Michael and take care of their homes in Lake Forest, Illinois and Crystal Falls, Michigan. Among Patricia’s favorite things in life were her dogs, Stormy, Ingo, Keara and Karli, the latter still alive, well and missing her dearly.
A wake will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 4 - 7pm at Wenban Funeral Home in Lake Forest. Burial services will be private for immediate family only at Lake Forest Cemetery on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1pm.