May 3, 1947 – March 14, 2023, asleep in Jesus. Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Paula Schrappen, dearest sister of Paulette Morris, Christine Puchalla (Helge) and Diane Schrappen. Dear Treasured Aunt of James P. George (Stefanie), the late Debbie (George) Keller, David Morris, Michael (Ana) Puchalla, the late Sean Puchalla, and Neil (Nicole) Puchalla. Dearest great Aunt to Alana Keller, Murray A. Keller, Evelynn Puchalla, Chase Mathews, Wesley Puchalla and Vivian Puchalla. Also, known as Aunt Patty to Bella and Connor Weis. Lifelong friend of Jeanine Kruzewski, Carol Mauer and Joan Dreste.
Pat was employed by AAA of Missouri for over 55 years. She frequently referred to her company as “her second family”. Pat was one of the most loving, generous, fun-loving and bullheaded people you would ever meet. She continued to give, even after death, to MidAmerica Transplant. In memory of Pat the family requests you “raise a Bud” in her honor, or in the alternative, watch a Cardinals game and scream “GO CARDS” every time they get a home run, or both.
Arrangements are at Kutis South County Funeral Home 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO 63129 on her patron saint’s feast day, St. Patrick, visitation March 17, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a service on March 18, at 11 a.m.
I had the pleasure of working closely with Pat for nearly 17 years at the Auto Club. As CEO I relied on Pat’s HR and Payroll expertise and close council . She participated in the Board’s compensation committee for the Club and throughout many interactions she was prepared, poised and thoughtful for the benefit of the board and ultimately the associates of the organization.
Pat was accessible, open and welcoming to Club associates at all levels of the organization. A true tribute to her.
Throughout her career at the Auto Club she exemplified professionalism, compassion and friends to many.
I loved Pat so much!! I knew her as a close family friend since I was born. She also worked with my mom at AAA. She used to make cakes for all our birthdays when I was a kid. Later, when I grew up, we spent every year for her birthday at the Horse Races. She was the one who knew the most and usually won the most! Along with Diane! We would go out to eat after and she loved having her beer in a cold glass with ice. Sometimes we would go back to her house after and watch American Idol or a Cardinals Game. She always sent me birthday cards every year too. She was such a generous, kind, loving, funny, and goofball of a person. I loved the times we played Bunco in her basement too. I truly had some great times with Pat and I will always miss her. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
You were an inspiration and a help to us all. You will be dearly missed. Thank you for your kindness.
Some people say they care for others but Pat demonstrated a care for everyone she came into contact with! She will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Heaven gained a great soul.
Pat was a wonderful person to speak to at AAA- knowledgeable, direct, and told you what you needed to know. I will always think fondly of her. My sincere condolences go out to her family and friends.
I had the great privilege of working with Pat on the Auto Club’s HR team. As a newer member of the team, I frequently went to Pat for help or guidance. She was an encyclopedia of HR knowledge and best practices. I will always remember let laugh and her sense of humor. And that she always took St Patrick’s Day off to have a good time! She’s an angel and those who knew her were beyond blessed. I extend my sincerest condolences to her family & friends.
I had the opportunity to work with Pat for the past 15 years in the HR department at the Auto Club. Countless Auto Club employees and retirees relied upon Pat for her guidance and support for many years. My condolences go out to her family, her friends and her Auto Club family. She will definitely be missed!
I have known Pat for more than 50 years. She has been my friend as well as a mentor to me while working at AAA. Pat was one of the most generous and caring people I’ve ever known. I treasure all of the memories of the great times we have had over the years. My sympathy to all of her family.
I had the pleasure to work with Pat at the Auto Club for the past couple of years. Pat was amazing at what she did, she was a straight shooter, and a wealth of knowledge. She shared some great stories, and I loved her passion for the Cardinals! My condolences to her family, Pat will be missed.
So sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. She was a truly knowledgeable and caring person. She will be missed. My deepest condolences.
I appreciated Pat so much. She would always answer my calls and questions anytime of the day. We could laugh about our problems and find something positive out of the situation. Sending my deepest condolences to her family and friends. Prayers and blessings for them all.
It was such an honor to work with Pat. She was so generous with her advice and especially her way of guiding us through anything we needed. I pray for her families healing and know that she is well loved and truly blessed.
It was my honor to work with Pat for the past four years at the Auto Club. She was a highly trusted HR consultant and supported me in serving my team of 200+ employees. No situation was too complicated, Pat was a person with tremendous knowledge and experience. She was a true professional, but we also shared many laughs. Pat was a trusted, respected business partner and work friend. She is fondly remembered. God’s Blessings to her family and friends.
I’m so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I feel privileged to have known and worked with her for many years. She was so knowledgeable, tenacious and maintained high standards in every aspect of her career. She brought a warmth to work every day – and kept the ‘human’ in human resources. Condolences to her family whom she held so dear, may her love and memories bring you peace.
For the past 37 years I knew and worked with Pat. She relied on me for support, and I relied on her expertise in the Personnel Department. In those many years never once did Pat say she was too busy or couldn’t see me or address any issues. I could always rely on Pat for accurate and honest answers. Pat was always fun, friendly, and very nice to me and truly a dedicated employee and a great person. I used to think Pat would be at the Club for ever and last year when I heard she was going to retire I could not believe it but was happy for her. Pat earned a lot more time off than what she got! I am sad and sorry for her.
I worked with Pat at the club for over 30 years. She was always helpful and honest, and her love for her job and her 2nd Family showed. I’ll raise a Bud on St Pat’s Day.
Pat helped so many people, including me, during her years at AAA. My sympathies to her family. I will toast her on St. Patty’s, and I picture her having a conversation with Stan the Man now about the Cardinals. RIP, Pat. We will miss you.
She was a great person. The family have my sympathy
Pat was always such a pleasant and helpful person whether you needed her HR expertise or just to say hi and chat for a moment. She will be missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss and may the Lord lift the family in his care and give you peace during this time.
Pat’s passing is a very sad loss for our AAA family. From a professional standpoint she maintained a wealth of knowledge of policies, procedures & fixes. From my personal opinion I know Pat had many admiring friends among her AAA family & for 47 years, I am so proud & happy to have been one of them. Sincerely, Elaine McKinney
I was so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. I knew Pat for 38 years at AAA. She was a true gem. I could always count on her if I needed advice or guidance on AAA matters. She was never too busy to help. We often reminisced about “the good old days” at AAA. I last saw Pat the day before she retired. As newly retired myself, I happened to be at the club that day for lunch with a friend. Pat was so happy she had only one more day to go and laughed about making it a half day. I congratulated her, assured her retirement was awesome and hugged her. I only wish she could’ve had longer to enjoy her freedom, but now she’s enjoying the ultimate freedom with a Bud in one hand and a Cardinals shirt on! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
I worked closely with Pat in the HR department for 15 years or more. She was a great boss, mentor and friend. We had many discussions about AAA, life or whatever the situation called for. She was very kind, giving and dedicated to the Auto Club and all its associates.
Praying for all the family. May God give you peace during this difficult time.
Pat was patient, kind, caring and thorough. She was so wonderful to work with on when my Father was passing and I had to go on FMLA. She knew how I felt and used experiences with her life and others to help me! She will be missed. Heaven gained a true Angel! Thank you AAA and Pat Schrappen for all you did for me!
I was sadden to learn of Pat’s transition. She was always available to help me during my employment and going through dialysis. When it came time for me to retire she gave me step by step on how to proceed. Thank you Pat for being such a great person. Condolences to your family. Here’s to you
I too, am a member of Pat’s AAA Family, the California AAA Family. Pat was a firecracker and I loved that and her honesty the most. I left every conversation with Pat with a smile on my face. Her influence was great throughout the organization. Pat did so much, more than any of us will ever know because she was so modest about her own deeds, instead focusing on the other person and making them feel comfortable and successful. Thank you Pat for traveling into my life and sharing your knowledge, humor, wisdom and humility.
Pat was always so wonderful to work with and so incredibly fun and funny. She had a wealth of knowledge and amazing experiences to share. There is a huge whole in our lives and she will be missed so much. My heart goes out to her wonderful family!
I am one of many AAA alumni and I was honored to work with Pat for 20 years. She was one of the first people that I met when I came to work at the Club. From that very first day, Pat was a source of knowledge and support for me as she was for so many others throughout the years. Pat was unsurpassed in her care and concern for everyone and I feel blessed to have known her.
Praying for Pat’s family during this difficult time.
I could always count on Pat for her institutional knowledge and more importantly her grit. Rest In Peace.
Can’t add anything more to what was said by everyone above. It’s all been said. I worked with Pat during my 25 years at ACMO, and she helped me many times to navigate through the changes for retirees when we were transferred to SoCal. She was also a fantastic cake decorator. I know this is a loss to her family, and my condolences to you all.
Pat was one a kind ! She truly was a good person in all ways. Her family and her position at AAA came first in her life. May she rest in peace and finally get to enjoy retirement!
Prayers and sympathy go out to her family and friends.