Patti was joined in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Joseph C. Kreher Jr., whom she married on April 6, 1979; and preceded by her parents, William Sr. and Vernita (June), nee Logan, Self.
Patti was a devout parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Freeburg, IL. Professionally, Patti and Joe’s legacy is their joint ownership and operation of General Machine, Inc. where Patti served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President; there, they enjoyed great success that they generously shared. Alongside General Machine, Patti retired in her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Patti and Joe lived vibrant lives, spending much of their free time traveling together or entertaining their many friends. Patti’s proudest and dearest accomplishment of all was her children and grandchildren, and she would create every opportunity to spend time with them making memories. Patti will be loved, missed, and remembered by so many as a doting mother, “Meemaw,” sister, and friend.
Surviving are her two sons, Brian Joseph (Catherine) Kreher and Daniel John Kreher; a daughter, Amy Lynn Crean; four grandchildren, Louis and Hattie Jo (Amy) Crean, and twins, Harper Florence and Emery Josephine (Brian) Kreher; two brothers, William (Jane) Self and Keith (Stacey) Self; two sisters, Barbara Starks and Karen Gass; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and employees.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Von Deeke and Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.
Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.