J. Patrick Conklin

Jan. 22, 1966 – Dec. 19, 2013

J. Patrick Conklin of Waukesha, formerly of Madison, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home at the age of 47 years.

He was born in Madison on Jan. 22, 1966, the son of James M. and Mary Ellen (nee Lemancik) Conklin. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and earned his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.

Patrick was an attorney at Jaessing & Conklin Law Firm in Waukesha. He was a member of the State of Wisconsin and Waukesha Bar Associations. Patrick was very active in the Waukesha community, where he served with many different organizations including volunteering at The Waukesha Women’s Center, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, where he was a previous board member, and the Adaptive Community Approach Program.

He will be sadly missed by his parents, James M. and Mary Ellen Conklin of Madison; his sister, Kathy (Guy) Ruppenthal of Germantown; his brother, Matthew Conklin of Verona, and his niece and nephew, Bridget and Timothy Noack. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Patrick’s life will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Boscos Social Club, 260 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186. A private family burial will be held in Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family in care of Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S.

Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186 to be divided amongst Patrick’s favorite charities.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning services is honored to serve the Conklin family. For further information, please call the funeral home 262-547-4035 or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.