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John M. Patrick, 73, of Spooner died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth after recent health complications.
John was born on December 2, 1942, in Two Harbors, Minnesota, to Milo and Astrid Patrick. After graduating from Two Harbors High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in education from University of Minnesota-Duluth. He was employed by the Spooner School District where he taught industrial education and photography from 1965 until his retirement in 2000.
On August 6, 1988, he was united in marriage to Mary Tripp in Spooner.
John was a charter member of Rolling Hills Snowmobile/ATV Club, a charter member of Spooner-Trego Lions Club, and a member of the Minnesota Street Rod Association. He enjoyed restoring vintage cars and memorabilia, and would travel the country to Collector Car Shows.
John was a vibrant and energetic member of the Spooner community for over 50 years. He loved life and never let anything hold him back – seeing, building, making, photographing, painting, drawing, designing, or doing anything he found an interest in doing.
He made friends far and wide because of his life-long love of collecting – especially cars. John was a car guy and nothing held him back from pursuing his hobbies.
As a teacher, John held great love for the Spooner School District and all the fellow teachers that became his best friends over his 35-year career. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
John is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Cindy (Dan) Patrick Tripp of Colorado and Michael J. Patrick of Texas; stedaughter, Ann Kormos, of Winters, California; stepson, Jack D. Kormos, of Hawaii; one grandchild, Diane Tripp; brother, Daniel L. (Cindy) Patrick, of North Stonington, Connecticut; and extended family including Daniel Haas of California.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Astrid; and his sister, Linda
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, at Scalzo-Taylor Chapel in Spooner. Pastor Jack Starr will officiate.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.
We needed to replace some pins on the “Sousy” tracks so they had to be taken off…..Doug and Gerrit took on the project and now we are “on wheels” for the summer….big job… Well done! Thanks guys!
Saturday Feb 28th from Uncle Mikes Bar & Grill, Trego WI
- 11am Start
- 55 Miles Pair O Lakes to Twin Oaks to Tonys to Bass Hunters Saloon and back to Uncle Mikes
- Prizes: Best of Show, Best Vintage Dress
Fire Up the old stuff !!
For more information: 715-623-9042
Rolling Hills 40th Anniversary Celebration… November 5th, Lakeview Bar & Grill in Shell Lake, 5:30 pm Social time, 6:30 Dinner, followed by a fun filled tribute to the past 40 years. Join us in reliving the history of where the club started to where we are today!
December Regular Meeting…Rolling Hills Snowmobile/ATV Club will hold its annual holiday get-together Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Tracks west of Spooner on Highway 70. Social at 5:30, Meal at 6:30. Again we will be having our traditional raffle – prize swap. Monetary donations will be collected for the Washburn County Food Pantry and the Lions Christmas Fund. A good way to kick off the holiday season and put the woes of the hunting season behind us. See you there.
Trail update… The ATV trails are in good shape and ready for that last color tour of the fall. We are starting inspections of the snowmobile trail system to remove brush, trees and replace signs where needed. The below listed individuals have volunteered for trail segments and if you can help please call them at the appropriate number.
Trail 7A & 140W Jim Becker 715-416-3748
Trail 7 & 7B Jim Dienstl 715-635-8661
Trail 39S & 239 Paul Johnson 715-416-2842
Trail 4 & 6 Phil Soltis 715-468-7695
50% IS BETTER THAN NOTHING
Dean Patrick has graciously consented to allow Trail 7A to stay open across his property. The segment between Burnett County and the Wild River Trail can be run as usual.
The Cargill land east of Spooner will remain closed. We are removing this trail from our new maps as the land use agreement has been cancelled.
Shriners Ride Update…Club members mark your calendars’ for 2015. on Sept 12th of 2015 is the Shriners Ride, everything will stay the same, lunch at the groomer shed(OASIS) lunch will be served there. $4500.00 was sent to Shriners Hospital in Sioux Falls SD. Thanks Gerrit