Patrick David Baumgartner, 74

Patrick David Baumgartner, 74, of Hudson, WI passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born on January 31, 1943, in Adrian, MN to Andrew and Cecelia (Brennan) Baumgartner. On November 9, 1963, he was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Larson in Wilmont, MN and was blessed with 8 children, 27 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Patrick spent 42 years in management in the meatpacking industry until retiring in 2006 and settling to the Hudson, WI area. He was a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.

Patrick will be remembered by his family and friends as devoted husband, loving father, father in-law, grandfather, uncle, mentor and friend who was an inspiration to many. He was a man of deep faith who blessed many lives with his kind and generous acts. He found joy in his relationships with people and his many hobbies including spending time with his family, fishing, golfing, bowling, watching sports especially baseball and suffering the pain of being a Viking fan #SkolVikings. Patrick lit up every room with his smile and wit.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Cecelia Baumgartner; two brothers, Gerald and Bob; parents-in-law, Edward and Clara Larson and other loved ones.

Patrick is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara; his children: Ray (Jenny), Lisa (Brad) Larson, Julie (Jay) Gerber, Jennie (John) Eral, Tammy (Travis) Funk, Steven (Carrie), Nicole (Jachai) Lockhart, Leslie (Michael) Tarnowski; grandchildren: Joshua, Tiffany, Jordan, Tabatha, Clay, Gabriella, Olivia, Alaina, Kaitlin, Mackenzie, Emma, Addison, Colin, Noah, Sophie, Cole, Mikala, Logan, Brooke, Grace, Patrick, Alexus, Jaeda, Elijah, Alec, Gavin, Hayden; great-grandchildren: Julian, Cooper, Cecelia, Madisonn, Trinity, Jaxson, Camden; siblings: Virg (Marge), Joyce (Ray) Ebbers, Don (Toots); many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Thursday, August 24th at St. Bridget”s Catholic Church, River Falls, WI. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, 8/23/17 at the church and one hour prior to Mass on Thursday. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson, WI.

O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Homes and Trusted Cremation Provider of River Falls, WI is assisting the family.