John Patrick Wilmot, 75

John Patrick Pat Wilmot, 75, of Mayville, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, peacefully at his home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Father Enrique Hernandez officiating. A visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from 4-6 p.m. at church.

Pat was born on April 13, 1939, to John F. and Audrey Rose (Cossairt) Wilmot in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a graduate of Lomira High School. Pat was united in marriage to Sandra Lohr on June 27, 1959, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville. He was employed by and retired from Weyco Shoe Factory in Beaver Dam.

Pat is survived by his wife Sandy of Mayville; his daughters, Patti (Tim Fletcher) Hilker of Mayville, Kelly Rader of Mayville and Aimee (Alan) Thelen of West Bend; his brothers, Tim (Mary Jo) Wilmot of West Bend, Brian (Patricia) Wilmot of Mt. Horeb and Shannon (Nancy) Wilmot of Raleigh, North Carolina; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Ann Wilmot, Judi Arnhoelter, Paula Brockner, Charles (Dolores) Lohr, Mariheart (Les) Swift, James Lohr and Gina Heidemann; grandchildren Staci (Craig) Schnaderbeck, Dillon Thelen, Emily Rader, Jack Thelen, and Zane Rader; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and his favorite dog blonde Buffy. Pat is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Michael and Terrance.

In Pats own words: My life has sped by at what seems like warp speed. In retrospect, it would be impossible for me to properly thank all the folks I've met and helped me enjoy myself along the way. My family couldn't have possibly been any better to me and enabled me to fulfill all my dreams. These things have been the most important things in my life: Family, fishing, hunting, golf, gardening, reading, photography, sheepshead, archery, cooking, umpiring, crossword puzzles, writings, NASCAR, Packers, live theater and my wonderful grandchildren.

To say I've had a full life would be a gross understatement. I can't imagine it being any better. Thanks, again, to all. Pat Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville is serving the family. An expanded obituary may be viewed at, where online condolences may also be made.