Remembering Rotarian Patrick Struve

Remembering Patrick Struve

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

Past Paul Harris Awards for Patrick


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.

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