Patrick P. O’Brien loved volunteering and spending time with his grandchildren

Patrick P. O’Brien, 77, died peacefully Friday at his residence. Patrick was born in Racine on November 30, 1941 son of the late Cecil and Dorothy (nee: Kalenofske) O’Brien.

On September 16, 1972 at St. Rita Catholic Church, Patrick married the love of his life, Theresa E. Bauer. They shared thirty seven beautiful years together before Theresa preceded him in death on September 20, 2009. Patrick was employed with JI Case for twenty-six years and was a member of their “20 Year Club”. He was a dedicated member of St. Rita Catholic Church, where he volunteered helping with bingo, the church festival and the school lunch program. Above all, he loved his time spent with his grandchildren.

Patrick will be missed by his grandsons, Riley as well as his mother, Amber, Cody as well as his mother, Kari; sister, Colleen Wilson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul (Veronica) Bauer, Raymond (Lou Ann) Bauer, James (Kay) Bauer, Eugene (Margaret) Bauer, Dorothy (Kenneth) Sack; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Patrick was also  preceded in death by his in-laws, Fred (Dorothy) Bauer, Lou Bauer, Lee Bauer, and Henry Wilson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:30 am at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave, with Rev. Rich O’Leary OSA officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main St. from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 9:30 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.