Patricia Ann Bugger, 60, of Troy, died Sunday, September  9, 2018 at St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, Missouri, following a hard-fought battle  with cancer.

She was born March 12, 1958 in Highland, daughter of Otto and Helen Arentsen, and they preceded her.

She married Elmer Bugger  on August 31, 1985 in O’Fallon, and he died December  23, 2017.

Other precedents included  her parents-in-law, Omar and Lorine Bugger and Paul Tonnies; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law  Luella Hollenkamp and Shirley and Lloyd Roberson.

Pat grew up in Trenton and graduated from Mater Dei High School, Breese. She earned her degree in accounting from Bradley University. As a financial analyst at AT&T, Pat was a natural leader and organizer  among her family and co-workers. She provided loving care to her mother in her final years. Pat and her husband Elmer met on a blind date. They travelled often during their retirement  years. Pat was able to be part of the many milestones  of her grandson Aiden’s  first year.

She was diagnosed with cancer in January 2016. Her fighting spirit helped her to exceed all expectations  by continually beating  the odds. She died surrounded  by those she loved dearly, under the kind care of staff at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton.

Surviving are her daughters,  Emily (Corey) Hahn of Wildwood, Missouri, and Allison (Derek) Hamilton of St. Louis; grandson Aiden Hahn; brothers Jim (Bonnie)  Arentsen, Mike (Deb) Arentsen, Tom (Tammy) Arentsen, all of Trenton, and Brian (Melodi) Arentsen  of Carlyle; brothers-in-law Dennis Hollenkamp of Carlyle, and Edward (Judy) Bugger of O’Fallon; and nieces and nephews Maggie, Kyle, Shawn, Cory, Hannah, Noah, Marcie, Eric, Joni, Lisa, Kurt, David,  and Carrie.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, September  14, 2018 at 10:30 a. m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in O’Fallon, Msgr. William J. Hitpas officiating.

Friends may call Thursday  from 4 to 8 p. m. at Wolfersberger  Funeral Home in O’Fallon, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a. m. Friday at the church.

Memorial donations are suggested to The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition  (, Mater Dei Catholic High School, or St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Condolences to