LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A long time member of the community passed away this weekend.
Mary Patros was a well known figure in the community known by many for her volunteer work at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
She was 93 when she passed away at Gundersen surrounded by her family.
Gundersen was a place she had volunteered at for 50 years with various programs. She played a special role at the annual Children's Miracle Network telecast each year.
Lori Van Lin of Gundersen's Volunteer Services spoke for many who knew Mary in the community. "Mary is one of a kind. Anyone whose ever met Mary knows what I mean. She is a giving heart but she is also a character, she had a great sense of humor and she was equal parts giving back to the community and making us all laugh."
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