Bisch Funeral Home

2931 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL


Patricia T. Will

June 18, 1948June 11, 2020

Patricia T. “Patty” Will, 71, of Springfield, passed away at 7:09 am Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Milwaukee, WI June 18, 1948 the daughter of Benjamin and Lucile Elizabeth True. Her parents preceded her in death.

Patty married Christopher Will in Las Vegas, August 1, 1994 and he survives. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Kay Huizenga of Glendale, WI, her brother-in-law Matthew Will of Springfield, a nephew, Thomas and a niece Susan.

Patty was a receptionist in patient services at SIU School of Medicine here in Springfield. She and Christopher traveled early in their marriage and more recently enjoyed quiet meals and time together at home. She was accomplished in genealogy and had completed the research of her family.

Abiding by her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded by the Bisch Crematory. There are no services scheduled at this time.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, IL 62711 217-544-5424.


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Laura Huntley

June 21, 2020

I met Pat several years ago and worked with her for a number of years. Pat was one of the nicest, most considerate people I knew. My sympathies to her family.
Rest In Peace Pat.

Matthew Will

June 19, 2020

Patty was a wonderful sister-in-law, a beloved friend, and a trusted confidant. I will always be grateful to Patty for adding to the quality of my life, in taking good care of her husband, my brother Chris, and helping me personally with timely advice, wisdom, and her love and support over many matters over the years. I will truly miss Patty.

Greg Jones

June 18, 2020

As the boyfriend of Patty’s sister Mary, I had the pleasure of meeting Patty for the first time approximately 10 years ago. From that moment on, it was crystal clear she was someone very special. Her unwavering love and caring for others was exceptional.
For a number of years each fall, Mary and I would meet up with Patty in Rockford, IL for a wonderful weekend of just hanging out and having a good time. We always cherished those trips.
This world would undoubtedly benefit from more people like Patty. She will always live in our hearts.

Tom Huizenga

June 17, 2020

As my sister already mentioned, our Aunt Patty was known to us all of our lives as “Bya”. Probably for both of us there is an early childhood memory of the moment that we were just old enough to realize, perhaps with some disappointment, that her name was actually Patricia. “Wait just a darn minute...who is Patty? Are you talking about Bya?” And thus Patricia (which was for the record her actual name) lives on at least in name, as my sister’s middle name.... one of the two young children duped all those years ago by an alias that we created. But whether Patricia, or Patty, or Pat (as I’m now learning she was know by her co-workers), or Bya (which I kind of still prefer), my aunt was one of the most benevolent souls I’ve ever known. I honestly don’t have a single memory of her ever raising her voice or being angry about anything or towards anyone. Her equanimity is something I aspire to, and I think lives on, if only in part, in all those that she touched in life. Which is a comfort. But she will be greatly missed.

Susan Allison

June 17, 2020

My Aunt Patty (or “Bya” as my brother and I called her) has been a major part of my life since my earliest childhood memories. She was one of the kindest, most selfless people I’ve ever known, always putting others first. She was also smart, interesting, open-minded, well-read, and well-spoken. As a girl, I loved to listen to her talk about history and New Age philosophies. As I got older, she was a constant loving presence in my life. No matter how stressful or hectic things were for her, she never missed a birthday or anniversary, and always included a beautifully-written letter with her cards. She was always interested in what was going on in my life, and she and Chris doted on my children like they were their own. I can’t believe she is gone, but feel so lucky to have had her in my life all these years. She will be dearly missed, by all who ever knew her. (This photo was taken in 1985.)

Grace Buchanan

June 16, 2020

Pat, you were such a nice person. I loved going to lunch with you and Becky and all the many things we talked about. You always called me Gracie and I will miss you so much. We now have a guardian angel to look over us.

Peggy Spencer

June 16, 2020

There are forever friendships that one tucks in the corner of their heart thinking it will protect them and keep them in your life forever. I can recall when we first met. I had just moved from Philadelphia and I was about to turn four years old. Our Moms introduced us and your sister Mary asked "where are you from? You talk funny!" From that moment on we were inseparable. Patty, Mary and Peggy, the "True"trio of friends. We met everyday and walked together to Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade School and High School. Then came the marriages and more. Now Patty you are gone and I grieve. At least I can hold onto Mary and those shared memories we have. Mary and I will create new memories with you silently by our side.
Rest in peace my beloved friend.
Photo: Clockwise Elegant Patty in profile, Mary in pigtails with bows and I am looking into the camera with a mouth full of cake. We are celebrating my fifth birthday.

Mary True Huizenga

June 16, 2020

Patty was the perfect big sister. I won the lottery in life the day I was born, and felt that way until the day she died - way too soon. I will treasure all my memories of our life together, and can't imagine it without her. She was always my friend, teacher, playmate, confidante. She cherished my children as if they were her own, same with my grandchildren. She was a caretaker of everyone in her life, especially her husband Chris, and we all know things will never quite be the same in our lives again. I still cannot believe that she will not call me on Sunday. She was my touchstone, so dearly beloved, and will be so dearly missed forever.

Pam Cronister

June 15, 2020

I met Pat many years ago when she first moved to Springfield. We later worked together & became good friends. We were sent to Wisconsin for training where I met Mary & some of Pat’s college friends. I will miss our lunches & political talks. My sincere sympathies to the family.

Christina Durbin

June 15, 2020

Dear Ms Pat, where to start, I have so many memories, I remember telling you me and Jason were expecting Cali, you were so exited and when I got diagnosed with Cancer you helped me get through the fight of my life, you were not just a co-worker, I am proud to say you were a dear friend, and I told Cali we now have a guardian angel watching over us. Love and Miss You