Madison / Cottage Grove – Petra Silvas Diaz, age 84, passed away on Sunday June 6, 2021, at Kindred Hearts Memory Care in Cottage Grove. Petra was born January 17, 1937, in Brownsville, TX., to the late Joaquin and Juanita Silvas. She was united in marriage to the Gilbert O. Diaz on August 17, 1958 in Wautoma. Petra loved to cook, sew, and garden.
Petra is survived by her 2 sons Gilbert (Patsy) Diaz, and Marcus Diaz both of Madison, 4 daughters Sylvia (John) Franklin of Beaver Dam, Betty (Chris) Campbell of DeForest, Juanita (Javier) Martinez of Eagle Pass, TX, and Delores Diaz of Madison; brother Ignacio (Maria) Silvas of Colorado; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers Guadalupe (Paula) Silvas, Felipe (Olivia) Silvas, sister Dominga (Manuel) Estrada all from Texas.
Petra will always be known for her great cooking, gentle quiet spirit, and her fighting spirit to live.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday June 11, 2021, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave. Madison with Fr. Michael Radowicz presiding. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the Mass at the church on Friday.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3325 E. Washington Ave.
Madison (608) 249-6666
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