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Patricia Ann (Weglarz) Mack

January 28, 1931 - November 7, 2023

Patricia Ann (Weglarz) Mack Patricia Ann (Weglarz) Mack
  • VISITATION
    November 11, 2023 | 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 East Main Street
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Funeral
  • November 11, 2023 | 6:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 East Main Street
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Burial Location
    Private

Patricia was born to John and Sophie Weglarz and grew up in the blue-collar suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after finishing college, Patricia was at a party in Elmhurst, Illinois with friends when her future husband, Eugene Mack, first saw her. Gene told his best friend “That is the woman I am going to marry!” and so they did in 1952. As young marrieds, Patricia and Gene were known for their dancing. When those two took to the floor, everyone else went to the sidelines to watch a master class in waltz and swing. In 1963, Eugene, Patricia and their children moved to a farm in Batavia, Illinois. Renaming the farm, Woodwinds, Patricia and her husband, Gene, settled in to raise their young family along with raising and showing champion Morgan Horses. That farm, however, was part of the property for Fermi Lab, so Gene and Patricia, children and horses moved to a new farm in St. Charles, Illinois. In 1977, Eugene Mack opened Mack’s Silver Pheasant Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant specializing in Czech and Austrian cuisine. There, Patricia managed the banquets and weddings. Many of the brides were married in Patricia’s award-winning rose and perennial gardens located on the restaurant grounds.  While planning weddings, Patricia somehow found time to became a Master Gardener. She competed for many years at the Kane County and Sandwich County Fairs, being named Flower Champion several times over.  After retiring from the restaurant business in 1998, Patricia moved to Huntley, Illinois. There she remained an avid gardener, a voracious reader, and a passionate collector of fine Czechoslovakian crystal. In her later years, Patricia moved back to Elgin, Illinois, to be closer to her daughters.  Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eugene Mack, her brother, John Weller and her daughter, Sheryl Mack.  She is survived by her sister, Clee Duncan, children Wendy Mack Mahren, Hollyce Mack and Frank Mack, five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 4 to 6:00 PM Saturday, November 11 at Yurs Funeral home in St. Charles, IL Services will be at 6:00 PM.

To share a memory of Patricia or to leave a special message for her family, please visit www. Yursfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org

Condolences


Julie, from Aurora, IL

"One of my significant life memories is working at Mack's Silver Pheasant, watching the police officer climb the stairs, ask for my name, to then serve me with my divorce petition papers. Pat took me into her office, she read through my paper work sprinkled with "HA's", "he wishes", "He'll get the moon before he gets that", "fat chance", "no judge is going to give him that, how stupid is this attorney?". Then she told me, " You are not going to sleep tonight. You are going to go home and make a huge pot of coffee. You are going to get a stack of paper and some pens. You are going to write down every dirty rotten thing this man has ever done to you." After you finish with that, you can get some sleep. Begin looking for an attorney. She gave me her attorney's name and phone number. She told me to call him and set up an appointment with him first. She was right. Writting all of that down helped me to correctly wrap my head around how to proceed on this horrible, horrible journey. I am so thankful for the care and support I received from my Silver Pheasant family through that difficult time."


Jeanne McNamara from Villa Park, IL

"My heart is very sad after learning of the death of my good friend Pat Mack. I first met Pat in 1964 when I married my husband. He and Pat’s husband were best friends. We spent many years together with our children and getting together at least twice a month in Saint Charles at the SilverPheasant or any other restaurants. The children loved going to the farm, seeing the horses picking apples in the fall. I had a great time with Pat down in the basement of the Silva Pheasant making uniforms for the waitresses. I think one of the best adventures we had together was on a cruise including not being able to get on the cruise till late because of a blizzard in Chicago. There are so many memories. She was one of the best."


Victoria Zandonella from Bridgewater, CT

"Dear Wendy and Holly,Wishing you peace and comfort upon your Mom’s passing. Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.With sincere sympathy,Victoria."


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"Please accept my sincere condolences to all in your family in this difficult time."


Clee Duncan from Sidney, ME

"My sister Pat was a model of the strong-spirited girl. Back in the day, it was a rare quality to see in a girl. The influence of our dad that was a union organizer had a lasting impression on her. She grew up understanding fair play and was an advocate for our family. When she was 18, our brother John, a gentle and fun-loving boy of 17 was thrown into jail for a minor traffic violation. When Pat was told, she stormed down to the police station in her 3” heels and demanded John’s release. Minutes later she and my brother walked out leaving officers shaking and confused about what just happened. They thought she was John’s attorney! My sister will be greatly missed and is greatly loved."


Andrew Weekly from Hinckley , IL

"We're very sorry about Pat and we all love you guys bunches and bunches see you all at Sorrentos on Sunday for dinnerXxxxoooo:)"


Wendy Wessel from Elgin, IL

"Oh my...my family had Herbs Bakery and we had the pleasure if knowing this wonderful, creative and funny lady when we were part of the many weddings they did..lived talking g to her, she was so ahead if her time with events and she and her family were great to know and work with, she was one of the few who began 'Garden Weddings' and crested many beautiful memories..she did my wedding and many still call it one of the best..my whole family sends their condolences to Patricia's family."


Brendan J Heintz from Michigan City, IN

"Our condolences to the family and friends of Patricia Ann Mack upon news of her passing. Mrs. Mack and her late husband Eugene and their children Wendy (Mahren), Sheryl, Frank, and Hollyce were a force to contend with at their Woodwind Morgan Farm on LaFox Road near St. Charles (Wasco), Illinois.They were very active in Mid States Morgan Horse Club and showed extensively in throughout the 70's. Some of the horses that they owned or raised include Val's Shalenah, Tapnor Spider (on lease from Shirley Orlando), Weathervane Serenity, Merriehill Rexene, Dakota Lynn, Woodwind Stonegate, Woodwind Hennessey, Woodwind Stinger, Woodwind Gay Martini, Woodwind Banshee, Woodwind Chianti, Woodwind Dubonnet, Big Bend May Day, Woodwind Scotch Lion, Woodwind Gimlet, Woodwind St. Bourbon, Woodwind Benchmark, Shennetta, Tapnor Snickelfritz, and Woodwind Eagle Rare.My aunt Mariellyn Sloan was a good friend of Pat's during those days in horses in the 70's. Mariellyn and Gene were officers on the board of Mid States.I worked for their daughter Sheryl at the farm during the summer of 78 and I lived in the house with Gene, Pat and Holly.So many wonderful memories. I last saw Pat at Sheryl's memorial at Wendy's house on the property of the old farm on LaFox Road in 2015."


Bonnie Gabrielson Sheahan from Genoa, IL

"I'm so sorry for your loss. It's been many years but my memories of Mrs Mack, your family and the farm are still very fresh in my mind. It was a wonderful time. Please try to remember and cherish all those good times even while you are grieving."


Barbara Schechtel from Sleepy Hollow, IL , IL

"My deepest sympathy to the Mack family, it was an honor and pleasure to have known Patricia over the past 4 1/2 years. You will be in my prayers!"


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