Patrick Edward O'Donnell
August 11, 1952 - January 22, 2018
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Christ the King Lutheran Church
601 S. Washington Street
Combined Locks, WI
Saturday 2/3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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With the wind at his back and ukulele nearby Patrick O’Donnell left his wide circle of family and friends on January 22, 2018. The Irish have unique ways of handling adversity. Knowing his time was on the short side, he and his loving partner Sue Kerzisnik, embarked on his living wake tour. He visited family…

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Ira Marcus left a message on July 3, 2018:
I'm so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. He and I were very good childhood friends. Along with our friend Terry Leo we were like the three musketeers. It was good to be child in the 50's and 60's. We explored the neighborhood on our bikes, swam at portage pool all summer, played baseball and football with all the neighborhood kids, ice skated in Pat's backyard ice rink and so much more. Of course there was a lot of mischief that found its way into our friendship too, such as when we "conquered" all the garage roofs up and down our block. I stayed in touch with Pat during his stint in the army as an MP in Germany, but like many childhood friends, as we entered into adulthood our lives took different directions and we drifted apart. Thanks to the internet we reconnected briefly a few years ago. I will always have very fond memories of my times with Pat. My condolences to all his family and friends.
The Haas Family left a message on January 31, 2018:
Our family loved Pat the moment Sue introduced us to him. He made us laugh and made any event fun. The kindness he always showed to us and our daughters will never be forgotten. We will miss him.
Jodi Cordeiro left a message on January 30, 2018:
My deepest sympathies to all of Pat’s friends and family and especially to Sue and Dan; I cannot even begin to comprehend your loss. I hope you take comfort in knowing what a wonderful person Pat was, how many lives he touched and how deeply he will be missed.
Lorraine Anagnost left a message on January 30, 2018:
We will hold him in our hearts forever. Too soon to say goodbye.
John Alvarez left a message on January 28, 2018:
Rest In Peace dear friend. Many memories and great times.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Cary Swider left a message on January 27, 2018:
I will always cherish the last round of golf I played with Pat in May 2017. We laughed the entire round and savored every moment. My dear friend Pat shot a 50 that day in what will be one of the finest 9 holes I will relive until we meet again. Pat had an incredible gift of making people feel good and he always found a way to make us laugh and then suggested we go grab a beer! Pat was more than a friend to me and my family and I will always cherish our time together. Until we meet again my friend on the first tee….you will be missed by many but know that your memory will always fill our broken hearts. The Swider Family
Theresa Herman left a message on January 27, 2018:
Dear Patrick I only had the opportunity to meet you about 4 times but as a dear friend of Sue's I can tell you that you her smile was brighter , her zest for Life stronger and the adventures you had together more exciting. She always said that you and she were two "peas in a pod "and you were. Thank you for the joy you gave her over the last 5 years. I know you are watching her from a better place at this time. She will face the future that lies before her with the strength you gave her. I know that yout Irish eyes are still smiling down on Sue and all the adventures she has in front of her. Keep her safe.
Paul and Martha van der Geijs left a message on January 27, 2018:
Patrick was a friend from the moment we met in Florida. He enjoyed his life and we had the pleasure to meet Sue and Patrick together a few times in Bonita Springs and the last time in Sarasota. I tried to comfort Patrick last year with my piano parts sent from the Netherlands. I'm sure he appreciated it. We had some nice conversations through email. He asked us for some pictures while being in Bonita. That was the least we could do for our true friend. Sue is a wonderful and strong woman. Rest in peace friend.
Jorge Lomeli left a message on January 26, 2018:
Pat was a true friend and mentor to me. He gave me my first job out of college and we became close friends when we worked in FL together in the 90s. The biggest thing he taught me was to be myself and have fun. I will miss you dearly, my friend. It was a real treat to reminisce with you and Swider about 6 months ago. I will certainly come to pay my respects next week, but the memory of you will stay with me until the day I die.
Donna & Barry left a message on January 26, 2018:
Pat was a dear friend and part of the family. We worked together, played together, commuted to work together, and laughed together...lots of laughs and years and years of memories. Donna and I will remember all of the good times, the funny stories that only could accompany Pat and we will miss him forever. Rest In Peace, my friend
Gina & Bill Meyer left a message on January 26, 2018:
Pat, with those smiling eyes, was one of the very few dearest, closest friends in this life, for nearly 47 years. Sharp intellect and wit, kind, compassionate, gifted humor, incredible interpersonal skills, natural manager of people and projects, driven, resourceful, talented — a quick study and all around good guy. An inspiring human being. How he will be missed, and by so many. He lit up our lives and those of countless others. We are so happy Pat and Sue met and had great years together. They truly complemented each other. We all mourn Patrick's loss to this world but celebrate having known him. Love to Pat's incandescent memory and family and friends. All eyes are smiling on you, brother.
Shari Kvistad left a message on January 26, 2018:
Pat was an exceptional human being and will be truly missed by many people. He did it his way. Condolences to his family as you have lost an incredible man. He will always be in my thoughts especially the day we stood up together at the Meyer/Sapa wedding years ago. Its a day we had so much fun which was the epitome of Pat, always the life of the party. Love and prayers to all his family
Brad and Jen Kerzisnik left a message on January 26, 2018:
Patrick was a blessing for our family and he will be greatly missed. A sharp mind, energizing spirit, and wonderful sense of humor, Patrick was a joy to spend time with. The time Mom and Patrick spent together was indeed special, and most of all fun. Our sympathies and prayers to family and friends.
Sue and Gil Berman left a message on January 25, 2018:
Patrick - We loved you like a brother and always will.
The Sisters and Residents of Misericordia left a message on January 25, 2018:
Our sympathy and special prayers for Patrick and all his friends and family.
Michael D. Whalen left a message on January 25, 2018:
Susan, My cousin, Pat, belatedly became a favorite cousin of mine. it was thought the relationship that Pat had with my deceased brother, Jack Whalen of Darlington, WI., that I became acquainted w/ Pat. I lived in the East, so rarely got too visit Wis. Of the Whalen clan of SW Wisconsin, Pat became my favorite Whalen relative later in my life. My regret is that we weren't closer in geography to enjoy other company. I last saw Pat at my brother Jack's funeral in Darlington, Wi. I'm making a special trip from Cocoa Beach, Fl to be with upon your departure to Heaven. Your cousin, Mike Whalen, Cocoa Beach, FL
Lisa and Matt Kerzisnik left a message on January 25, 2018:
The love and happiness that Pat shared with Sue warmed our hearts. He will be remembered for his zest for life, smile, and kindness. He will be sorely missed by the entire Kerzisnik family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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