Obit: Gilpin, Patrick Corbin (1949 – 2009)
Surnames: Gilpin, Petsch, Halverson, Jaquish, Anderson, Swenson, O’Brien, Olson, Foreman, Ramirez, Scivally, Malm, Gardipee, Hoffman, Sherwin, Hart
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) January 28, 2009
Gilpin, Patrick Corbin (22 October 1949 – 26 January 2009)
Patrick C. Gilpin, 59, of Eau Claire and formerly of Taylor and Black River Falls, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.
Patrick Corbin Gilpin was born Oct. 22, 1949, in Milwaukee to Jay and Theodora (Petsch) Gilpin. He was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Custer High School.
Pat married the former Patricia M. Halverson Jan. 6, 1973, in Waukegan, IL. He had lived in Taylor, Blair for 10 years, Black River Falls and, since November of 2008, he and Patricia lived in Eau Claire.
He had been employed at Fullerton Metals of Milwaukee and Perry Creek Cranberry Marsh and D & S Manufacturing, both of Black River Falls. He had been employed as a trained painter/maintenance man at Ashley Furniture of Arcadia for the past 20 years. He also had been self-employed as a painter and maintenance person for various persons, including Louis Gardipee, Duane Hoffman, Monte Sherwin and Ray Hart, all of Black River Falls.
Pat enjoyed metal detecting, hunting, fishing, visiting the casinos and walking his dog, “Angel.” He was a great person who never let life get him down. He always had a positive attitude.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Emily (James) Jaquish of Eau Claire; two sons, Jeremy Gilpin of Eau Claire and Bradley (Nicole Anderson) Gilpin of Wheeler; five grandchildren, Samantha Swenson, Austin O’Brien, Gavin Olson, Connor Gilpin and Emilia Jaquish; two step-grandsons, Nathan Jaquish of Eau Claire and Brenden Jaquish of New Haven, IN; his parents, Jay and Theodora Gilpin of Taylor; two sisters, Lynn (Mike) Foreman of Anchorage, AK, and Sarah Ramirez of Eau Claire; two brothers, Michael Gilpin of Taylor and Larry Gilpin of Eau Claire; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Scivally.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls. Pastor Elliott Malm will officiate, and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, rural Taylor.
Friends and relatives are invited for visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until services at the Buswell Funeral Home.
Online condolences are available at www.buswellfuneralhome.com.
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