Frederick J. Patrie

Dec. 16, 1951 — Sept. 6, 2014

Frederick J. PatrieFrederick J. Patrie, 62, of Kenosha, died peacefully at his home following a brief illness on Saturday, September 6, 2014, with his loving wife and family by his side.

Born in Eau Claire on December 16, 1951, he was the son of the late Frederick G. and Verna R. (Mueller) Patrie. He received his master’s degree in public administration.

On June 10, 1986, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Waukesha, he was united in marriage to Melody M. Fohr.

Fred retired from service as the Public Works director for Kenosha County. Previously, he served as the former village administrator for the village of West Milwaukee.

He loved spending time with his family and friends.

He enjoyed traveling the U.S. in his motor home with his family. Fred was known and will be remembered as a very generous man that selflessly gave his time to others.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Melody Patrie; his brothers, Paul (Janice) Patrie of Milwaukee and Ed (Judy) Quandt of Bonita Springs, Fla.; his sisters, Carol Schmit of Davenport, Iowa, Pat (Greg) Keller of Hot Springs, Ark., Mary (Dave) Wing of West Salem and Lanny (Lonnie) Knoble of Damascus, Ore.; and his many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Greg Patrie; his sister, Joan Patrie; and his nephew, Eric Wing.

A gathering of relatives and friends will be held today, September 9, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., Kenosha. Private inurnment will take place in LaCrosse Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262-658-4101, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.piasecki­

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