Patrick Allen Pisarik, 67, a lifetime resident of rural Mount Vernon, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. John's Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the church with rosary and vigil at 3 p.m. Private family burial: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Solon. Arrangements with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.
Pat is survived by his wife, LeAnn Pisarik; children, Christopher (Rachael) Pisarik, Jesse (Ashley) Pisarik, Stephanie (Joseph) Brinkmann and Timothy (Christina) Pisarik; grandchildren; Aubrey, Savannah, Lauren, Gabrielle, Rose, Kenzi, Paxten, Evan, Benjamin, Dorothy, James and Stephen; siblings, Dennis (Joyce), Francis (Teri), Terese, Larry (Kathy), Kathy (Minor) Dix, John (Jane), Ron (Nancy), Mark (Luann), Steve (Susan) and Mary (Ron) Holubar; mother-in-law, Arda (Dick) Renfrow; in-laws, Charles (Lynn) Olson, Tim Olson and Greg (Laura) Olson; and many nieces and nephews.
Pat was born to Raphael and Elizabeth (Becker) Pisarik on July 8, 1950, in rural Ely. Growing up in a close-knit Catholic family and community, Pat loved learning. He graduated from Iowa State University and then went on to earn his master's degree at the University of Iowa. He was a professor at Loras College, where he taught journalism for almost 25 years.
Pat is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine; father-in-law, Claude Olson; and sister-in-law, Kris Olson.
Memorials may be directed to the family or to the charity of your choice.
Please share your support and memories with Pat's family on his tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.
Posted on Thursday, 2 November 2017