She was employed as a cook in a nursing home.
She is survived by her husband, John M. Patrlja of Wentzville; sons, Michael (Sonja) Patrlja of Lorain, Steven (Marianne) Patrlja of Vermilion, Shawn (Lisa) Patrlja of Lafe, Arkansas; daughter, Mariann (Mike) Dinello of Wentzville; brother, Benjamine (Tony) Skufeeda of Lorain; sisters, Mary Ingels of Lorain, Helen Skufeeda of Lorain; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Skufeeda and mother, Zora Skufeeda (nee Meyers); and brother, Norman Skufeeda
Visitation and Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2013, at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385.