Patrick F. Koenen
March 20, 1961 - August 15, 2017
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Pat Koenen, age 56, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017, in Appleton. Pat was born in Milwaukee on March 20, 1961, the son of the late Frank Koenen and Margaret (Baurys) Koenen who resides in Sturgeon Bay. Pat received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 1983 and his…

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Walt and Milly Rugland left a message on August 26, 2017:
Dear Kelly and family, Our sympathy goes out to each of you. We so admired Patrick and his caring ways and commitment to improving the lives of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary Jo Koenen left a message on August 25, 2017:
To all the family of Patrick, my deepest sympathy. I know you have many happy memories and may they carry you all through this difficult time. Love to all.
Gray B Zischke left a message on August 25, 2017:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the great privilege to work professionally with Pat over a decade ..... but my fondest memories were when our conversations turned to talking about family, current events, and life. An awesome man and a huge loss to so many....
Julie Hickinbotham & family left a message on August 24, 2017:
Kelly and family, we are so sad to hear of Pat's sudden passing. He was clearly a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.
Eileen Haines left a message on August 23, 2017:
Words cannot express my sorrow for Kelly and the family of Pat. I became very friendly with Kelly during my volunteer work at St. E's. I had the pleasure of meeting Pat a few times and he was a gentle, kind man. Sending my love and prayers and know that he will always remain with you in your memories.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jan Hopper left a message on August 22, 2017:
My deepest sympathy to the Koenen Family. Pat was a good guy and much too young to be taken away from you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
JOHN DOODY left a message on August 22, 2017:
Lowanda left a message on August 21, 2017:
I am sorry for your loss.. please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I would like for you to know that in God's Word the Bible he tells us about the resurrection found at John 5:28, 29. These verses has always comforted me, I hope they bring you some comfort at this difficult time..
Pam Meyer -Hinshaw/Chicago left a message on August 21, 2017:
Most heartfelt sympathies to the Koenen family. I recently started working with Pat on some new initiatives in the law firm. We had never met face to face, but we had communicated often and it was so apparent that Pat was 'different' in a wonderful way. He was very supportive, genuinely listened, cared and always asked 'how are YOU'. You knew he listened because he would ask for an update on the specific topic when we spoke again. To all of the Koenen family, I pray that your overwhelming tears will soon be replaced by smiles and laughter as you recall all the memories with Pat. It is especially hard at this time, and we don't understand why God called Pat home at such a young age; but remember that because of our faith, you, Pat and all believers will be reunited in Heaven for eternity..
Colette left a message on August 20, 2017:
To the Koenen Family: I know this is one of the most difficult times to deal with but here is a scripture that gives us hope here at: Revelation 21:4:" And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away." Isn't it good to know that one day Jehovah God will not only wipe out our tears of sorrow but he will eliminate death forever! Please go to our website J W.Org to find out how this prophecy will soon be fulfilled....May these words bring comfort
Debbie Williams Bestow left a message on August 19, 2017:
Oh my. So very sorry. Such good memories of Pat and your whole family from your hinswood years. Just devastating news. May you all find peace and comfort in loving memory.
Joe Bonahoom left a message on August 19, 2017:
I'm not sure that words can express how shocked and saddened I am by this news. Pat was my roommate in law school and one of my very best friends. To this day I think back to our law school days and some of the time we spent together and I still end up belly laughing. He always had my back, he got me a job at Kluwin Dunphy and Hankin as A law clerk while in law school, and it was while employed there that I met my wife. Pat and I met Kelly at about the same time while in law school. Kelly, He was the absolute best but then I know you know that. God bless you big guy, even though we didn't see each other that much over the years I'm really going to miss you.
Fr. Larry left a message on August 19, 2017:
Kelly, Brian, Brad and Lauren, Fr. Jim called me with the sad news of Pat's sudden death last night. When I think of St. Joe's I immediately think of Pat. You have my support, love and prayers. We bantered back & forth but my respect was/is deep for both of you. May God bring you peace in the midst of your loss.
Marissa Delinks left a message on August 18, 2017:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will remember Pat for his warm smile and the kindness he showed to everyone. A remarkable person.
Amy Fine Juodagalvis left a message on August 18, 2017:
I have been a friend of Susan's since the late '80's and had met Pat on several occasions (up at Door Co, Susan's wedding & Franks funeral). I am so sorry to hear of his sudden passing. Please pass my condolences to Pats family, Peggy as well as the Koenen siblings. My heart pours out to you all.
Laura left a message on August 18, 2017:
I would like to share some reflections on how Pat has been a source of great pride and admiration for our family. After graduating near the top of his law school class, Pat distinguished himself as a brilliant and highly regarded insurance defense attorney. After joining the firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson, he became the partner-in-charge at the firm's Appleton office. The bio of Pat on the firm's website speaks for itself. Not only did he successfully litigate and resolve numerous high-level lawsuits, he also gave lectures and wrote an award winning article. What Pat cherished most in life was his family. He was happiest when spending time with Kelly and his kids. He was so very proud of Brian, Bradley, and Lauren. Pat had an uncommon and enviable zest for life. He was the kind of guy who made you feel that wherever he was, that was the place to be. His expansive circle of friends are a testament to his infectiously joyful and compassionate personality. A life-long Wisconsinite, Pat was the consummate cheesehead. He was an avid Packers fan, and he dabbled in activities such as curling and ice fishing. Door County was one of his favorite places -- he loved boating, swimming in the bay, riling up the family for the annual Thanksgiving "Paddle Bowl" football game, hiking on the bluff, watching the sunset. How fortunate we are we to be blessed with the memories, the inspiration, and the lasting legacy of Pat's enthusiasm for life. Thanks for being you, Pat
Tonya L. Dedering left a message on August 18, 2017:
Kelly and family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your wonderful husband and father. Pat has meant to much to St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation the past many years and we will all miss him very much. He was a very supportive and strong Board Chairperson and talked so passionately about his family. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. ~Tonya Dedering
Lisa Munch - Hinshaw/Rockford left a message on August 18, 2017:
Pat was one of the nicest guys you could meet. While we worked in offices distant to each other, as a member of his practice group, he was available, approachable and kind. The many tributes to Pat clearly speak for themselves. My condolences and prayers to the family.
Barb O'Brien and Brian Smigelski left a message on August 18, 2017:
Kelly and family, We are so sorry to hear about Pat. He was a great guy and we have fond memories from law school. Please know our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Jane Windels left a message on August 18, 2017:
Dearest Kelly and family. I am so sorry to read about the passing of your loved husband and father. Although I only met Pat once when he paid a visit to Kelly at the hospital gift shop where we both volunteer I could tell from that short visit that he was indeed a very special person. I am so sad for your loss. My prayers are with you Kelly, and your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jean Schuch Furrer left a message on August 18, 2017:
Love and prayers from the Schuch family. We had the pleasure of knowingPat during his HIgh School years on the track team. He was a wonderful young man.
Sharalee Quade - Hinshaw/Appleton left a message on August 18, 2017:
I worked for Pat for 12 years as his paralegal. From the time I started working for him, I was so very thankful for his kind, encouraging and appreciative personality. He was truly the most hard-working and dedicated attorney I have ever known. Pat was such a determined person and never gave up, which is one of his many traits I hope to utilize in my own life, both professionally and personally. One thing I will always truly appreciate about Pat is that he always told me to put family first. No matter how busy he was, he would think to check in about something that may have been troubling in my own personal life, which truly demonstrated what a caring person he was. It was truly an honor and pleasure to have known and worked for Pat Koenen. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends and all who mourn his passing.
CR left a message on August 18, 2017:
May God rest your soul.
fernando arguelles luis left a message on August 18, 2017:
Muy tristes por tan enorme pérdida , os mandamos desde oviedo un abrazo enorme y nuestras oraciones .Trasmite a su mujer e hijos nuestro más sentido pésame Fernando , Victoria y Fer
John Weedon - Hinshaw/Jacksonville left a message on August 18, 2017:
Pat was such a great guy ... very kind and very easy to talk to. My heart sank when I heard the news of his passing, and I'm still shocked. As great as he was to me when I first met him, a new associate all the way down in Florida, I can only imagine how great he was to his family. My deepest sympathy and condolences. God Bless you, Pat.
Fredric L. Hildebrand, Jr., M.D. left a message on August 18, 2017:
I am sad to hear this news. I had the privilege of working with Pat on the St. Elizabeth Foundation board and new him to be a consummate professional as well as a kind and compassionate man. His dedication to the hospital and to patient care inspired all who worked with him. My deepest sympathies to the Koenen family.
Chris & Kerry Lea Fellers left a message on August 18, 2017:
We are so very sorry to learn of Patricks sudden passing. We send our sympathy and love. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn Catalano left a message on August 17, 2017:
We are so so sorry to hear this news. I've always seen the strength that Pat had for his family. What a wonderful man he was. I watched him walk Jenny down the aisle.. He seemed to be there for all of them. We are so so sad to hear of his passing. Wishing your family grace and strength during this difficult time. You were so lucky to have such a wonderful man.. Carolyn, Jason, Caleb and Harvey
Jim Pirages, Hinshaw & Culbertson/Rockford left a message on August 17, 2017:
My deepest sympathies to Pat's wife, Kelly, to his children and to his entire family on this tremendous loss. Pat was a wonderful partner and friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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