In Memory

Patty Wilking (Schatz)

Patty Wilking (Schatz)

Patricia Eyvonne (Wilking) Schatz, 66, of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday (June 15, 2021) at her home.

She was born Jan. 7, 1955, in Kankakee, the daughter of Amos and Virginia (Keller) Wilking. Patricia married William Arthur Schatz on July 22, 1977.

Surviving are her husband, William Schatz, of Kankakee; one daughter, Julie (David) Belan, of Romeoville; one brother, Amos "Butch" (Pat) Wilking, of Chebanse; three sisters-in-law, Susie Wilking, of Clifton, Pam Wilking, of Bonfield, and Betty Schatz, of Kankakee; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her daughter, Rebecca Schatz; her in-laws, Arthur and Mabel (Emme) Schatz; two brothers, John Wilking and Raymond Wilking; a sister-in-law, Mary Schatz; and three nephews, twin infant boys, and Garrett Wilking.

Patricia earned her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science from Olivet Nazarene University in 1998. She had worked for the City of Kankakee for 42 years, retiring in 2017 as the assistant superintendent of laboratory services.