Patrick LaLonde, 37

Patrick LaLonde, 37, of Mequon, formerly of Menominee, Mich., passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Donald Patrick LaLonde Jr., was born on Nov. 20, 1971, in Menominee to Donald Sr. “Skip” and Linda (Peterson) LaLonde.  Pat was a 1990 graduate of Menominee High School, and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

On March 8, 1991, Pat enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  Following basic training, Pat was stationed in Great Falls, Mont., a place and time he enjoyed very much. Pat spent time in Desert Storm. On March 20, 1993, he received the Achievement Medal Award of Active Heroism and Courage for saving a life. At the time of his death, Pat was a master sergeant with the 128th Refueling Wing of Milwaukee, serving as the lead accounting technician.
Pat had a contagious personality and loved to be around people.  He was known to be energetic, outgoing and meticulously organized. Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and going to camp. His love for life and adventure took him to places all over the world. Even in his death, he died doing something he loved.

Pat is survived by his parents,  Skip and Linda of Menominee; two brothers,  Bryan (Allyson) of Mt. Laurell, N.J., and Chris (Casey) of Menominee; four nieces,  Ali, Drew, Ashlyn, and Breah; many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends young and old.

Pat was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Wanda LaLonde and Harvey Peterson and Lorayne Olsen.

Family and friends may call today, Sept. 24, 2009, at Cadieu Funeral Home, 549 10th Ave., Menominee, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Resurrection Catholic Church, Menominee, with Father Rob Jurkovich officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery with full Military Honors.

A memorial fund has been established in Pat’s name.
“Pat will be greatly missed by family and many, many, close friends.”