Patricia J. Statz
Patricia Statz was born January 25, 1960 in Chippewa Falls; the daughter of JoAnn (Marek) and Vincent Statz. She attended McDonell High School and pursued a degree in Theater at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire that she completed at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point in 1983.
She traveled to Germany a year later to work as an actress and director at U.S. Army base theaters in Heidelberg and Bamberg.
Patricia married David Carroll on July 3, 1989 in Bamberg. Patricia and David became close friends with their neighbors and co-workers in Germany and were ‘adopted’ by a local German family because their own families were so far away in Wisconsin and Texas. Patricia traveled extensively across Europe; she enjoyed playing tour guide during the many visits from family and friends. She also obtained a Masters in Education while in Germany. Patricia and her family moved back to the States in 2000. They bought a house in Takoma Park, Maryland and Patricia started work at the Pentagon.
Patricia was working on her Doctorate degree in Education and was active with local schools. She worked to improve education for children with special needs and with talented and gifted students.
She is survived by her husband, David Carroll, and two sons, Daniel and Erick, all of Maryland; her parents, Vincent and JoAnn (Marek) Statz of Chippewa Falls; sisters: Elizabeth (Jack) Erickson of Spring Valley, Catherine Statz of St. Paul, Minnesota, Sandra (Carlos Zorrilla) Statz of Otavalo, Ecuador, Nancy (Carlos) Leon of Brookfield, Diane (Jeffrey) Brostrom of Lacey, Washington, Renee (Rakesh) Sreenivasam of Eau Claire, Barbara (David) Krause of Grafton, Jacqueline (Daniel Hoerl) Statz of Middleton, Pamela Statz of San Francisco, California; brothers, Timothy (Leonida) Statz of Canton, Michigan, Charles (Jennifer) Statz of Wausau, Phillip Statz of Chippewa Falls; nine nieces, Heidi Erickson, Kinaya Zorrilla, Jessica and Christina Leon, Kaitlin Statz, Sara and Claire Brostrom, Robyn Sreenivasam and Emma Lee Statz; 12 nephews, Thomas Erickson, Patrick Statz-Boyer, Brian Statz, Joel and Martin Zorrilla, Miguel Leon, Benjamin and Luke Statz, Ryan Sreenivasam, Samuel and Oliver Krause, and Evan Hoerl.