In Memory

Patti LaPage (Vogelsang)

Patricia Ellen (LaPage) Vogelsang, 69, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Patti was born on April 27, 1951, in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, the daughter of Robert and Angeline (Lombard) LaPage.  She grew up in Spooner, Wisconsin and graduated from Spooner high School in 1969.  She moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the mid 70's, where she met the love of her life Steven Vogelsang.  They were joined in marriage on June 5, 1987 and happily settled into married life.  She was employed at Lyman Lumber, RCU and then served as Vice President for Sound Installations.
She  loved gardening, downhill skiing, boating, traveling with her husband Steve to the Caribbean on vacations and ultimately did barefoot sailing for many years around the islands of the BVI's.  She had a real flair for design and together they built their nest on the Eau Claire River.  She was well grounded, tough as nails, and very appreciative of all the kindness that surrounded her in her lifetime.
Patti is survived by her husband Steve; brother William (Roxanne) LaPage, of Spooner, sister, Janice (Leroy) Titera of Spooner, many nieces and nephews and a lot of wonderful cousins.  She always had a dog in her life and leaves behind her beloved Australian Doodle, L.V.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Due to Covid19, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Bobs House for Dogs, E3015 County Road HH, Eleva, WI 54738; or to Ovarian Cancer Research.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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07/14/20 11:32 AM #1    

Tom Metzler

So sad to hear of Pattie's passing. Patti and I grew up together on Vine St. She was a kind person with an energy for life. I will miss her dearly. R.I.P your suffering has ended.

07/14/20 11:47 AM #2    

Julie Hummel (McMerty)

I'm so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. We were friends in high school. I remember her love of perfection in her personal and work life. I especially remember our time together in Girl Scouts and our road trip together to Fort Collins, Colorado. Patti was always such a fun loving friend!

07/14/20 12:02 PM #3    

Rita Palmer (Janaky)

I am so sad to hear about Patti.  My heart goes out to her family at their loss of the opportunity to see her lovely smiling face and hear her laughter.  I don't remember how I met Patti.  We were 11 or 12.  We used to play at the sand piles on the north side of town.  

When I saw a picture of Patti at the 50th class reunion, which I could not attend, she looked the same as when we graduated in '69.  

07/14/20 05:47 PM #4    

Jeff Nelson

I was very sad to hear of Patti's passing . She sent me a nice letter after my brother David died . And another  letter after a reunion I help organize saying thank you .  She cared enough to do that . I sure hate that she suffered so long with cancer . Rest In Peace Patti. You are no longer are in pain . But you will be very much missed by your friends and family . 

07/14/20 07:14 PM #5    

Dave Davenport

Devastating to see one of our very best Classmates leave us, deepest sympathies to Patti's Family and to our Class. We will always remember the Classiest of 69, God Bless you in your next life.

07/14/20 08:42 PM #6    

Sandy Means (Myers)

I was so sorry to hear about Patti. We started school together in 2nd grade at St. Francis Catholic school so I have known her a long time. Her brother Bill is married to my sister Roxanne. I was so glad to see her at the Pub for our class reunion and had a nice visit with her. My heart goes out to Steve and her siblings and many friends. She will be missed deeply. Rest in peace Patti.

07/15/20 08:19 PM #7    

Colleen Cipra (Haines)

So sorry to lose another classmate.  Patti always seemed so positive and happy.  I’m very glad I was able to talk to her before class reunion.   Never would have guessed how sick she really was. Brave Lady!

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