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Rotarian Patrick Struve
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of a long time Rotarian and member of the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club. Rotarian Patrick Struve (81) passed away on November 13, 2011 at a care facility in Luck, WI. Patrick had a passion for Rotary and loved to serve others. He was particularly interested in the fight to eradicate Polio throughout the world through Rotary vaccinations and supporting a children’s hospital in the Country of Haiti after the tragic earth quake in 2010.
Patrick’s service was commemorated on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 with the display of Patrick’s 8th Paul Harris Fellow Awards (Paul Harris Fellow +7). Although Patrick was unable to receive the award at the meeting, it was a celebration of his ‘Service Above Self” lifestyle, generosity, and spirit of Rotary in action.
Due to Patrick’s untimely passing, club leadership was unable to present the Paul Harris Pin to him in person, but in his honor, it will be given to his wife Vicki with the full appreciation of the club. Patrick will be missed dearly by our Club; Rotary has lost a great Rotarian.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish
Balsam Lake, WI.
- Visitation: 10am
- Funeral: 11am
- Lunch: 12pm
Dr. Patrick William “Pat” Struve | Visit Guest Book
Age 81 Of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin Passed away on November 13, 2011 from complications of cancer. Born on January 25, 1930 to Hugo and Catherine Struve in Davenport Iowa where Patrick spent his early years before attending East Waterloo High School where he played football and baseball for the Trojans.
On graduation from high school in 1948, he entered Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, IA where he received his B.A. He received his masters degree and PhD from the University of Iowa. Patrick served in the US Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He worked as an educator at City High School in Iowa City, IA, Ball State University in Muncie, IN, Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. and as an administrator at the State Department in Madison, WI and South Washington County in MN.
For 15 years, he owned and operated Allied Glass Products in Cedar Rapids, IA. He retired to Balsam Lake, WI in 1995 where he and his wife, Vicki resided until his death. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Dorothy Harness Struve, daughters Marie and Michele Struve and Lori Perkins. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; children, Mike (Liz) Struve, Sharon (Brian) Napstad, John (Jill) Struve, Jeff Struve, Gary Peterson, Anne (Steve) Benson, Glenn Peterson, 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:00 at Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam, Lake, WI. Visitation one hour prior to service. Internment at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Rotarian Society, American Cancer Society or charity of choice.
St. Croix Falls, WI
June 23, 2010
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club celebrated the changing of the Guard with new leadership and vision, but with the same focus on service.
The St. Croix Falls Rotary Club celebrated a new Rotary Club year with the rotation in of new leadership from the organization’s top – down. Each year, Rotary Clubs around the world celebrate the inauguration of a new Rotary International President, but at the same time, they celebrate new District Governors and Club Presidents too. The event is called the changing of the Guard.
This year the Changing of the Guard celebration was hosted at the home of Jon and Cheryl Cermin of St. Croix Falls. The Rotary Club of St. Croix Falls wants to acknowledge the hospitality of the Cermin’s, which allowed us to recognize the completed term of, now Past President, Terry Hawkins. And with appreciation for her year of leadership, she was present with a Paul Harris Fellow award.
Also, special recognition was given to an outgoing member of the Rotary Board – Richard Hartung, Club Secretary. For his years of dedicated service to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club, Richard was also recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
This year’s incoming President is Rebecca Berg, who was ceremonially given the Rotary Gavel for the 2010-2011 Rotary Year. Congratulations and special thanks to Rebecca’s attitude of service to our club and community here in St. Croix Falls.
- LeeAnn Vitalis, President Elect – who will lead our club during the 2011-12 Rotary Year.
- Steve McCormack, Secretary
- Rich Potvin, Vocational Service
- Tom Klugow, Club Service
Returning members of the board include:
- Brian Adams – Foundation
- Kirk Anderson – Public Relations
- Mike Armbrust – Membership
- Cheryl Johnson – Community Service
- Terry Hawkins – International Service (Past President)
- Kirk Otto – Youth Exchange/Youth Protection Officer
- Tom Engel – Treasurer
This year’s Rotary International Theme is, “Building Communities – Bridging Continents.” Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”
As Rotary Club President, Rebecca Berg will encourage Rotarians to use their skills and talents to contribute to the local community and the world. Rotary is a humanitarian service organization with over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary has made the eradication of polio its top priority for the world.
Rotary is dedicated to making a difference in the local community and world through several areas of focus which include: disease prevention and Treatment, water and sanitation, economic and community development, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and peace and conflict resolution.
For more information about Rotary visit www.Rotary.org or www.SCFRotary.org
January 20, 2010
Rotarian Pat Struve, of the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club, was presented with his +6th Paul Harris Award by Club President, Terry Hawkins.
A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who donates $1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate and a pin. Individuals who donate multiple $1,000 dollars become Paul Harris + members.
Upon receiving his Paul Harris Pin, Pat recalled life as a boy in the midst of the Polio crisis in America. He remembered vividly, not being able to play with other kids because of the Polio outbreak and seeing friends and family members die or disabled as a result of the virus. According to Pat, “when Rotary began it’s Polio Vaccination project, I saw it as an opportunity to end polio in my generation ~ and Rotary has almost done it.”
Congratulations to Rotarian Pat Struve for his years of service in Rotary and his generous gift to Rotary International to End Polio Now.
You can more information about Rotary and Paul Harris at: Rotary.org