Patricia (Patty) Jeanette Barnum, 82, of Black River Falls, passed away, July 8, 2018.
She was born March 17, 1936 in Sparta, WI to Theodore and Beulah (Bebee) Jach. After her
parents divorce, she was raised in foster homes. First with the Thompson family in Cataract, WI.
Then, she and two of her sisters were fortunate enough to wind up with their half-brother, Ted
(Lena) Jach. She married Reuben Barnum on March 1, 1958 at the Shamrock Union Church.
They farmed in Pine Hill. He preceded her in death. Patricia moved to Black River Falls in 2004.
She is survived by her children, Ruby Eide and Tim (Angie) Barnum; grandchildren, Jimmy (Tina)
Eide, Aaron Eide, Lucas (Mindy) Eide, Garrett Decorah, Lizz Barnum and Samantha Barnum;
nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; her brother, Robert (Lois) Elliot of West
Salem, WI; sisters, Mary Osgood of Kansasville, WI, Joann (Yoel) Esquivel of Clewiston, FL and
a dear friend and neighbor, Debbie Nicholson.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray (Dorothy) Jach, Ted (Lena) Jach, Gordon (Hilda)
Jach; sisters, Jeanette (Dean) Behling , Norma Kasun and a grandson, Christopher Eide.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 13, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. from Shamrock Union Church with
Rev. Terry Marg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service.
Zwickey Funeral Homes, Melrose Chapel assisted the family.