In loving memory of

Patrick Kaiser
October 11, 1962 - September 4, 2021

Patrick M. Kaiser, age 58 of Stockton, passed away on Saturday, September 4 at the Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Patrick was born on October 11, 1962 in Winona, the son of Richard and Darlene (Waletzko) Kaiser. He was raised in the Winona area with his two sisters and graduated from Winona Senior High School. Patrick was employed full time at Technigraph Corporation of Winona while in high school and upon graduation continued his employment with company dedicating over 35 years to the organization. Patrick served in various positions for the company including many years in a leadership role. He was united in marriage to Amy Griffin in 2007 in Winona.
Patrick was a gifted technician and mechanic; he enjoyed repairing or restoring anything with an engine or motor. He was generous with his time and was always willing to help a friend or family member in need. When he wasn't at work, Patrick enjoyed watching sports mostly NASCAR races during the season and the Minnesota Vikings on Sundays.
Patrick will be greatly missed by his wife, Amy Kaiser; children, Robin and Ashley Matejka; sisters, Lori (Hamed) El-Afandi of Chandler, AZ, Christine (Lance) Duellman of Winona; honorary brother, Jimmy C (Brenda) Christensen of Winona; brother-in-law, Dave (Nancy) Griffin; mother-in-law, Nanci (Carroll) Moger; father-in-law, Dave (Gail) Griffin; as well as his nieces, nephews, other extended family and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Darlene Kaiser.
There will be a Celebration of Patrick's Life held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 17, at the Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Winona. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Celebration from 10-11 AM. Memorials are preferred to Patrick's wife, Amy Kaiser.

Tributes

Tracey volkman wrote on Sep 17, 2021:

"He was a blessing to know. he will be missed by many. sorry for your loss. Amy we will be there to help you with anything. we will bring Craig to help too. get ahold of us as soon as you like. love you. Trisha,Tracey ,Craig"

Al Hines wrote on Sep 17, 2021:

"My condolences to Amy and Pat?s family. Pat will be missed by a lot of people. But his memory will live on in all of us."

Bruce Tanberg II wrote on Sep 16, 2021:

"My deepest condolences to Amy and Pat?s family.Pat was more than a friend of mine he was like a brother I didn?t have, and a best friend from my late teens for the majority of my adult life. If Pat needed help which wasn?t very often, pouring concrete for the garage addition and wiring it, after a little partying the night before, we got after it and I was more than happy to help because all times I helped him he was still so far ahead of me in all the ways and the countless times he bailed me out. When I needed a place to live and the dozens of times he worked on whatever vehicle I happened to have until I got my first new truck. I lived with PK and Chris on MN street his first house, one night while I was cooking brats on the grill in his backyard, unbeknownst to me PK came home from Technigraph to do something?he skipped that took a bite out of one the brats and put it back on the grill and left !! I don?t remember if he fessed up to it that night after work when I met him at Ed?s 500 after I told him and said what kind of low rent scuzzy dog would do such a thing. All I know is we laughed about it countless times after that, we had a lot of great times and did so many things together. I was fortunate to have him as a friend. Rest In Peace brother. Tano "

Mark Olson wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"I grew up in the same neighborhood as Pat, we had alot good kids that hung around together, we had good families and togetherness. Pat was a good kid, even though we never were close like some in the old hood when we did run into another we always hugged and had a good laugh about the old days. I miss those days and I will miss you Pat, thanks for remembering and thanks for being a friend. Love ya buddy."

Terri Brown wrote on Sep 14, 2021:

"An extraordinary act of kindness. The season was late Fall, and we were in the middle of a home renovation, the 2nd story of our house was removed and temporarily covered with a very large tarp. My husband was out of town and that evening it began to rain. The rain turned quickly to sleet and then snow. I panicked?I called my Dad for help (he was in his 70?s at this time). He was trying to clear off that heavy, slushy mess, in the dark, on the roof top, by himself. I was inside emptying and moving containers of water coming in from the ceiling. Meanwhile, my husband called our neighbor, Pat Kaiser. He came over immediately. I need to mention?I had only met Pat one time prior to this and very briefly (he was running with his German Shepherd, Henley, but that?s another story). Imagine my surprise. Pat shows up wearing his black cowboy boots and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. jacket. Now I?m thinking, who is this guy? He is crazy! Pat didn?t even hesitate. He went straight up that ladder to help my Dad on the roof and with his feet immersed in ice cold water, he helped clear that roof off. He was soaking wet. I know his feet and hands were frozen by the time he left, but he never complained. This is who Pat was and always will be to me?a kind and giving soul, willing to go that extra mile for anyone, even someone he barely knew. This was just the beginning of our friendship. I miss that big smile of his and those strong bear hugs he gave. I feel fortunate that for a brief amount of time I was a part of his life, and able to call him my friend. "

Jason and Tami Reed wrote on Sep 14, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Pat was a very kind hearted man. Always had a smile. May god be with you always."

Al & Lora Ehlenfeldt wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. He was such a kind and friendly person. Our thoughts and prayers are with Amy and his family. We will be out of town and not able to be at his service, but will be thinking of you all that day. Al & Lora Ehlenfeldt"

Nicole wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"Condolences from the Wangen (Keith) family!"