November 19, 1918 – February 11, 2020
Adeline Martha Gendreau, age 101, of Jacksonville, FL died at her residence at Taylor Care Center on February 11, 2020 where she had lived since November 2015.
The daughter of Albert and Martha Brandt was born November 19, 1918 in Summit Township, Juneau County, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wonewoc High School in 1936 and later from business college in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She worked at the Bay West Paper Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin until June 1943. She then joined the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services). After serving in the Hospital Corps of the Navy for 2 ½ years, she received her Honorable Discharge in November 1945, because World War II had ended.
Adeline was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wonewoc, Wisconsin. She was married three times and widowed three times. Her first husband was William Lloyd Pate, who gave her two stepdaughters, Eva and June. Their marriage was also blessed with a son, William Albert Pate and a daughter Martha Kathleen Pate.
Survivors include: a son, William Albert Pate of Jacksonville, FL; a daughter Martha Kathleen (Pate) Davis of Oxdrift, Canada; two stepdaughters Eva (Pate) Bencze of Springtown, Texas and June (Pate) Rice of Pensacola, Florida; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, Albert and Martha Brandt, her husbands-William Lloyd Pate in 1966, Edwin B. Cunningham in 1977 and Lionel Gendreau in 1992; her sisters, Elaine Zinkie in 2014 and Lolita Lehman in 2018, her brother, Donovan Brandt in 2017 and granddaughter, Suzanne Renee Harrison in 2018.
Graveside service was requested by the deceased and she will be laid to rest in the Garden of Cross in Greenlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida on February 17, 2020 at 11AM.
Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements, with the help of Pastor Patrick McKenzie from Hope Lutheran Church.
- Graveside Service Monday, February 17, 2020
February 14, 2020
What I remember about Adeline was her cheerful nature and a beautiful smile. She was kind and a pleasure to be around. For a time, Adeline lived with my parents Lydia and Jess, my brother Don and me in Green Bay. She was a member of our family and we loved having her around. Rest in peace Adeline. My sympathies to Adeline's family. From Jerry Slusser and family.