Patrick F. Pontel, Sr., 86, Mattoon, formerly of East Troy, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his home, under the care of LeRoyer Hospice.
He was born on November 7, 1929 in East Troy, the son of the late Fredrick and Lorraine (Klohucher) Pontel.
On August 29, 1959, he was united in marriage to Beverly Baxter in Milwaukee. She survives.
Patrick enjoyed fishing and babysitting his nieces and nephews, but he loved the quality time he spent with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Pontel, Mattoon; one daughter, Darlene (Gene, Jr.) Beilke, Mattoon; one daughter-in-law, Marty Pontel, East Troy; four grandchildren, Angela (Shane) Obert, Wausau; Gene (Rosanna Parrot) Beilke, III, Antigo, Larry (Becca) Pontel, East Troy and Gary (Samantha Clark) Pontel, East Troy; seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Annebelle, Hunter, Olivia, Jayde, Dexter and Zachary; one sister, Josephine (Lloyd) Wenninger, IL and one brother, Robert (Lorie) Roberts, South Carolina. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Pontel, Jr. and two brothers, William and Ronald.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield, from 10:30am until 11:45am followed by graveside services. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements