Patrick Smithwick

Patrick Smithwick

Patrick J. Smithwick, age 85, of Minnetonka, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Victoria.
Mass of Christian Burial held Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Waconia with visitation held one hour prior to the Mass at the church with Father Bennet Tran as Celebrant of the Mass. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Patrick was born on March 4, 1928 in Casco, Wis., the son of Leo and Mae (Fitzpatrick) Smithwick. He was united in marriage to Carol A. Smits on Oct. 10, 1953 in De Pere, Wis.
Patrick graduated from St. Norberts College and was inducted into its Hall of Fame. He was later drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952. Patrick was a retired VP of General Mills after 34 years and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
Patrick was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Mae Smithwick; sister Leola Otradovec; brother Thomas Smithwick.
Patrick is survived by his loving family: wife Carol Toddy Smithwick, children Mike (Joy) Smithwick of Grand Rapids, Steve Smithwick of Casper, Wyo., Tom Smithwick of Minneapolis, Lynn Smithwick of Albert Lea, Anne (Jon) Walton of Waconia; grandchildren Joe Smithwick, Katie (Patrick) White, Robert (Heather) Smithwick, Kellen Smithwick, Charlie Walton; great-granddaughter Morgan White; sister Nona Sisk of Laceu, Wash.; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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