Patrick M. Vyhnanek

Jan. 15, 1946 - Aug. 2, 2011

Patrick M. Vyhnanek of Waukesha died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 65. He was born in Chicago on Jan. 15, 1946, the son of Irvin J. and Mary (nee Dawson) Vyhnanek.

Patrick graduated from Harrison Technical High School and then attended DePaul University and also studied at the College of Automation, the Control Data Institute and various military schools. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from August 1963 until February 1969 serving in Augsburg, Germany, Vietnam and in various stateside units. From 1982 until 1992, he served as an active reserve with the 478th Personnel Services Battalion. On July 17, 1993, he married Sharon Ross. Patrick worked for many years as a computer, business and help desk consultant for AT&T. He was a member of the American Legion DJ Martin Post #8 and of the VFW Soat-Vergenz Post 721 and was affiliated with the Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Sharon Vyhnanek of Waukesha; his children, Jeremy Vyhnanek of Aurora, Ill., Jennifer Nickels and P.J. Vyhnanek of Waukesha; 12 grandchildren; his father, Irvin Vyhnanek of Chicago; his sister, Mary Rowe of Chicago; and his brothers, John and Thomas Vyhnanek, both of Chicago. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary, and two brothers, Edward and Joseph. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 6, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Full military honors will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the American Red Cross, 2600 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.