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“Could not believe when I heard today. What a great guy and attorney. Worked a couple big claims with Pat and always knew we were in the best hands....Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Jerry Witkowski - Fremont, WI

“Dear Kelly and family, Our sympathy goes out to each of you. We so admired Patrick and his caring ways and commitment to improving the lives of...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Walt and Milly Rugland

“To all the family of Patrick, my deepest sympathy. I know you have many happy memories and may they carry you all through this difficult time. Love...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Jo Koenen

“I always loved Pat He was part of the family . He always treated me good. ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: JoAnn Augare - Browning, MT

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the great privilege to work professionally with Pat over a decade ..... but my fondest memories were...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Gray B Zischke

“Kelly and family, we are so sad to hear of Pat's sudden passing. He was clearly a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Julie Hickinbotham & family

“Words cannot express my sorrow for Kelly and the family of Pat. I became very friendly with Kelly during my volunteer work at St. E's. I had the ...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Eileen Haines

“My deepest sympathy to the Koenen Family. Pat was a good guy and much too young to be taken away from you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 38 | Posted by: Jan Hopper

“SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. PAT WAS A NICE GUY JOHN AND BARB DOODY AND FRIENDS AT IESCO INC ”
9 of 38 | Posted by: JOHN DOODY

“Most heartfelt sympathies to the Koenen family. I recently started working with Pat on some new initiatives in the law firm. We had never met face...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Pam Meyer -Hinshaw/Chicago

“Dear Kelly and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. May God hold you gently and lovingly in God's care. ...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Annette Johnson - Appleton, WI

“Just heard the schocking news at Mass today - Kelly, Brad, Brian, and Lauren our hearts go out to you. You are in our prayers. Bob, Gina, and Hunter...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“We were so very sad to hear this news. We only met Pat recently and found him to be a wise, thoughtful and caring person. Our hearts go out to his...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Brigette Breitenbach & Keith Harenda - WI

“Kelly, Brian, Brad and Lauren, Fr. Jim called me with the sad news of Pat's sudden death last night. When I think of St. Joe's I immediately think...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Fr. Larry

“I'm not sure that words can express how shocked and saddened I am by this news. Pat was my roommate in law school and one of my very best friends. ...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Joe Bonahoom

“Oh my. So very sorry. Such good memories of Pat and your whole family from your hinswood years. Just devastating news. May you all find peace and...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Debbie Williams Bestow

“May God rest your soul. ”
17 of 38 | Posted by: CR

“Dearest Kelly and family. I am so sorry to read about the passing of your loved husband and father. Although I only met Pat once when he paid a visit...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Jane Windels

“Kelly and family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your wonderful husband and father. Pat has meant to much to St. Elizabeth Hospital...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Tonya L. Dederinghttp://www.wichmannfargo.com/obituary/Patrick-

“I have been a friend of Susan's since the late '80's and had met Pat on several occasions (up at Door Co, Susan's wedding & Franks funeral). I am so...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Amy Fine Juodagalvis

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I will remember Pat for his warm smile and the kindness he showed to everyone. A remarkable person. ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Marissa Delinks

“Kelly and family, We are so sorry to hear about Pat. He was a great guy and we have fond memories from law school. Please know our love and prayers...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Barb O'Brien and Brian Smigelski

“I worked for Pat for 12 years as his paralegal. From the time I started working for him, I was so very thankful for his kind, encouraging and...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Sharalee Quade - Hinshaw/Appleton

“I am sad to hear this news. I had the privilege of working with Pat on the St. Elizabeth Foundation board and new him to be a consummate professional...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Fredric L. Hildebrand, Jr., M.D.

“Pat was such a great guy ... very kind and very easy to talk to. My heart sank when I heard the news of his passing, and I'm still shocked. As...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: John Weedon - Hinshaw/Jacksonville

“Pat was one of the nicest guys you could meet. While we worked in offices distant to each other, as a member of his practice group, he was available,...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Lisa Munch - Hinshaw/Rockford

“Muy tristes por tan enorme pérdida , os mandamos desde oviedo un abrazo enorme y nuestras oraciones .Trasmite a su mujer e hijos nuestro m...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: fernando arguelles luis

“This news stunned me and I want to reach out to Kelly and to his children, Brian, Bradley and Lauren. I worked with your Pat at Hinshaw from 1990 to...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Joseph Fasi - Miami, FL

“Kelly & family - My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. I had the fortunate blessing to get to know Pat while on Parish Council...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Audrey Busch - Appleton, WI

“The Van Lieshout family sends their thoughts and prayers to the Koenen family. Pat was a stand up guy. His passing is a shock to all of us. His...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Koenen FamilyOur Family is grieving with you at the loss of Pat. We will always remember him as a uniquely and incredibly kind, welcoming,...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Molly Hinshaw - Middleton, WI

“Prayers are with you as you face this huge loss. Patrick will be missed. May you find comfort in the Lord to help guide you in the future. -Donna...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Donna Fahrenkrug - Appleton

“Love and prayers from the Schuch family. We had the pleasure of knowingPat during his HIgh School years on the track team. He was a wonderful young...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Jean Schuch Furrer

“We are so very sorry to learn of Patricks sudden passing. We send our sympathy and love. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: Chris & Kerry Lea Fellers

“We are so so sorry to hear this news. I've always seen the strength that Pat had for his family. What a wonderful man he was. I watched him walk...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Carolyn Catalano

“I would like to share some reflections on how Pat has been a source of great pride and admiration for our family. After graduating near the top of...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Laura Korst - Naperville, IL

“My deepest sympathies to Pat's wife, Kelly, to his children and to his entire family on this tremendous loss. Pat was a wonderful partner and...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Jim Pirages, Hinshaw & Culbertson/Rockford

“Prayers for my cousin Kelly and family never got the chance to really meet Patrick prayer that he is at peace and with the lord take care and god...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Brenda Bird - Cut Bank, MT


Pat Koenen, age 56, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017, in Appleton. Pat was born in Milwaukee on March 20, 1961, the son of the late Frank Koenen and Margaret (Baurys) Koenen who resides in Sturgeon Bay. Pat received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 1983 and his JD degree from Marquette University Law School in 1986. It was at Marquette that he met his future wife, Kelly Whitford. The couple married on August 16, 1986 in Montana, and were blessed with three children. From 1988 to 1996, Pat practiced law with Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP in Milwaukee, and in 1996 relocated to their Appleton office. Pat loved being outdoors, running, golfing, hiking, and boating; he especially enjoyed Door County and Glacier National Park in Montana. He was an ardent supporter of the Appleton YMCA, was a third-generation Green Bay Packer season ticket holder, and volunteered at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter. He and Kelly were longtime and faithful members of St. Joseph Catholic Church where Pat served on the parish council. He was also a member and past president of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He and Kelly loved the mountains of Montana, and always shared the dream of retiring there someday. His sudden passing leaves behind his loving wife of thirty-two years: Kelly Koenen of Appleton; three children: Brian Koenen of New York, Bradley Koenen of Appleton, Lauren Koenen of Appleton; and his faithful dog Scout; his mother: Margaret Koenen of Sturgeon Bay; a brother: Bill (Laura) Koenen of DeForest; three sisters: Laura (Mike) Korst of Naperville, Illinois; Suzie (David) Silvis of Oak Park, Illinois; and Jenny (Andy) Rash of Milwaukee; a brother-in-law: Tom (Sonja) Whitford of Anchorage, Alaska; his mother-in-law: Patricia Whitford of Cut Bank, Montana; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, associates, and friends. Pat was preceded in death by his father, Frank Koenen, his father-in-law, Tom Whitford, Sr., and a sister-in-law Debbie Whitford. The funeral liturgy for Pat will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 W. Lawrence Street in Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, OFM Cap. officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street on Thursday from 4:00 PM until the time of a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visiting hours will resume at the church on Friday from 2:00 PM until the hour of the service. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pat will be remembered as a gentle, hard-working man who treasured his family above all things.