November 1, 1944- June 23, 2022
Patrick “Pat” Schnitzler, of Mukwonago Wisconsin passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the age of 77. Pat died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee with his three daughters by his side. Pat was born in Okauchee, Wisconsin on November 1, 1944, to Ervin and Dolores (Rossow) Schnitzler.
Pat graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1965. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1966-1968 and the Reserves until 1972. Pat was wounded in the Vietnam war and received the Purple Heart. He married Judy Giese in 1969 and later divorced. Pat retired from Amron Corp.
Through the years Pat enjoyed his time watching the Green Bay Packer and Brewers games. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing and spending time with many friends and family.
Pat is survived by his 3 daughters, Jenny Schnitzler of Fort Atkinson, Penny (Tim) Deegan of Burlington and Julie (Matt) Doerr of Whitewater; his sons, Wally (Lisa) Giese, Jr of Marshal and Tony Giese of Beloit WI; his 15 grandchildren, Desiree and Preston Marchan, Shannon, Danielle, Elizabeth and Nicole Berlin, Karli, Kayla and Kianna Doerr, Ashleigh (Allen) Siska, Erica, Sarah, Becca Giese, Anthony and Sierra Giese; a great-grandchild expected; sisters, Rosemarie Booth, Donna O’Neil of Genesse, Judy Gatzow, Edna Hoffman, twin sister Penny (Brent) Redford all of Waukesha, Sandra (Robert) Buchholz, Linda (Jim) Sackett of Mukwonago, Betty Lou (Dennis) Kramer of Florida, Sherry (Bob) Beaver of Watertown, Connie (Jim) Scheuren of Michigan; brothers, Keith (Scott), Mark of Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Carol Schnitzler of Mukwonago; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Pat is also survived by one aunt, Edna (Schnitzler) Voltz who is 108 years young.
Preceding Pat in death are his parents; sisters, Shirley Kummrow and Diana; brothers, Ervin and Terry Schnitzler. His beloved companion Midnight.
A special thank you to all the nurses and Compassus Hospice. His good friends Doug King, Eric (Jenny) King.
Pat, you will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and you will be missed dearly.
A funeral service honoring Pat will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 2:00PM at Thelen Funeral Services (W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie/Genesee—NW corner of Hwy 59 and 83) with Rev. Dan Torkelson officiating. Burial with military honors to follow at North Prairie Cemetery. A visitation for Pat will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 (noon) until the time of service.
For those unable to attend, those wishing to share a memory or those wanting to just sign the on-line guest registry, please go to: www.thelenfh.com. Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Schnitzler family. 262-392-4251