Patrick Kevin Gurschke

Patrick K. Gurschke

Patrick Kevin Gurschke, age 17, of Brookfield. Loving son of Jessica L. Lukas and Kenneth C. Gurschke; dear brother of Ken, Ashley, Alexis and Kaylynn; grandson of Mary Gurschke and Kathryn Gabriel and the late Charles Gurschke and John Lukas; Nephew of four aunts and four uncles; Cousin to many; Visitation Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Wednesday 8 P.M. Interment Private. Riverside Brookfield High School Senior. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Judy May Rollins Centers condolence:

    Patrick,May your spirit shine brightly where ever you are; where ever you wanna be…I didnt know you;but I am sure you made a traumatic influence in the lives of ‘all’ that knew you.May your soul rest in peace.

  2. Susanna Panasky condolence:

    My deepest heartfelt sorrow for you and your family. Patrick was a wonderful, kind young man. My daughter Nadia had only kind words about Patrick through the years. I know God is preparing Patrick to be your guardian angel. I lost my son Nick, 24, June 19th. Through faith and prayer, I received gifts comforting my mind & soul that he was with God. I pray you receive the same. If you feel the need to talk to someone who has gone through the same pain, please don’t hesitate to contact me @708-642-3694 (cell).
    My family & I will continue praying for you & yours.
    Susanna Panasky
    La Grange Park

  3. Denise Swallow condolence:

    I am very sorry for your loss, I don’t know if any of us at a time like this know what to say, the love and the support that you get from friends, family, the community will give you strength along the way. my kids and I have Patrick and your family in our prayers.
    Love, Denise,Jessica,Joey,& Jonathan Swallow
    North Riverside

  4. The Hayes Family condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to your family, friends, and all your loved ones. My three children, Savanna, Mark, and Brianna, absolutely loved your son Patrick, as do so many in our community. His name and spirit, and beautiful smile will live on in all of our hearts forever. Praying that you all may find some solace in knowing how many lives your precious son has touched. God Bless you all.

  5. Sandora Family condolence:

    My family and I have been blessed to have known your son and are sad to say we will miss him. He was a young man with a rich and large heart that touch many lives. I wish I could take away your pain, but in time God will do that for you. Memories will always stay in your heat and minds and can never go away. God bless you all during this time.

  6. Leticia Gutierrez condolence:

    I did not have the honor of knowing your son but I too have a daughter at RB who shared a class with him. It so saddened me to hear his passing. I have 5 children and as a mother I could only
    imagine your pain. Know that I will keep your family in my prayers and that I so hope that you find strength and comfort in the wonderful everlasting memories of your son Patrick.

  7. The Sanchez Family condolence:

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to you in this hard and sad time.
    God Bless.

  8. Tom Szydlo condolence:

    I’m deeply saddened for your loss and hope for nothing but the best for your family from this point forward. I may not have known Patrick well, but I know what it’s like losing a loved one close to you.

  9. Kim Thomas condolence:

    My heart goes out to you and your family. As a parent of 5 children I can not imagine the pain and sorrow you must be feeling. I hope you find comfort in your memories of Patrick. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless you.

  10. Mary Jansen condolence:

    I met Patrick a few years ago and remember him vividly for he made me smile with his outgoing cheerfulness. He was so full of spirit and energy! Please know you are in my prayers for the loss of such a kind soul must be excruciating. I’m certain he will be missed by all. May you soon find comfort in his memories and solace in knowing that your son, brother, nephew and friend was well loved. God bless…

  11. The Martinez Family condolence:

    Our deepest condolences go out to the family & friends. I may not have known Patrick but my son did and had only kind words about him of how he was a great person/friend to be around with….To lose a loved one even a friend is tragic,sad and never easy, I’ve lost loved ones and I feel your pain. God bless your family & friends and May God welcome Patrick with open arms and be at peace. –{@
    Love: Julio, Monica, Xavier & Alexas
    North Riverside

  12. Naomi Gonzalez condolence:

    It was a pleasure having Patrick as one of my classmates. I wish you and your family nothing but the best gettting through this hard time. Patrick will forever be in my heart and will be missed dearly my many people including myself. May Patrick rest in peace <3

  13. Joseph Marino condolence:

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. I never knew Patrick, but I know what it’s like to lose a family member. I lost my grandmother in August of this year, and we were close.

  14. Franko-Faltraco Family condolence:

    I did not know Patrick but both of my children did. From what I hear Patrick was a great kid. I can not imagine your pain. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers. May Patrick R.I.P!!! God Bless.

  15. Allison McCarthy condolence:

    I was very saddened to hear of your son’s sudden passing. As a mother of two daughters who both attend RB, I cannot imagine your heartache. May you find comfort in your precious memories. You and your family are in my prayers.

  16. C Medina condolence:

    I had the honor of being Patrick’s teacher in Kdg. Every now and then a student comes through your classroom and a part of them stays with you when they leave. Patrick was just such a student. Even though I haven’t seen him in many, many years now, I still remember his big smile and fun loving personality. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

  17. Amanda Glavach condolence:

    Patrick was well loved by all. And missed by many. I’ve known him since 4th grade. He was always the sweetest. The good go to soon. I miss and love you, Forest Road Buddy.

  18. Stephanie Lupo condolence:

    I wish I would have gotten the chance to meet Patrick. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him. He was a good friend to my cousins and others. To all his family, friends & classmates, you have my deepest condolences. May you rest in peace Patrick. You are in my prayers.<3

  19. Connor Tidd condolence:

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Patrick was a awesome kid to know and seemed to have touched everyone in his own special way. I know me and many others will miss him. I hope with time your pain will pass and you will feel comfort again

    much love,

  20. Maracle Gonzales condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Patrick was a good kid and talented artist, he always had a smile on his face. I wish you and your family the best and will keep you in my prayers. God Bless

  21. Mrs. Rodriguez condolence:

    I didn’t have the pleasure to meet Patrick but my daughter says he was the kind of kid everyone liked.. It takes a special person to pull so many people together. We will keep Patrick and your family in our prayers. God bless you!

  22. Brian Kenny condolence:

    How can i put this, patrick was a good friend of mine, always a happy/loving spirit, whos words of wisdom brightened people’s days in just some little way. I met him through skateboarding, and was always a fun friend to chill/hangout with. The worst part was getting a call from one of my fellow friends, that he had died, filled me with pure rage and emotion, that i just started whipping my board constantly back forth at one on the ramps, while sheading tears non-stop. My friend had to grab me to stop, and i just couldn’t believe that my friend was gone. Although life goes on, and patrick is person who i will never forget, his epic beard, and that corny laugh he had. I really admired him, and in a way looked up to patrick, he will forever be missed by me, and many fellow friends and relative. Anyway R.I.P Pat, at least in heaven you can skate

  23. Jennifer Pavlidis condolence:

    Losing a child should never happen to anyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Remember the happy times. Patrick will always be in your hearts. Lots of Love through this hard time. -Jennifer Pavlidis

  24. Cook/Crotty Family condolence:

    We did not know Patrick or his family but as RB Alumni we are all family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. May Patrick rest in peace. <3

  25. Julia Buffo condolence:

    I never had the chance to meet Patrick, but I wish I had. I had a chance to see a few of the things he had drawn and I must say that he had amazing talent. Some of my good friends were some of Patrick’s best friends and they have always had great things to say about him. Patrick’s life is one worth celebrating, he was an amazing person and a great bulldog. His life impacted us all, even if we didn’t know it at the time. I send you love, strength and healing as we all mourn the loss of such an amazing person together, as a community. All life is sacred and should be treasured. May Patrick rest in peace, for he lived a wonderful life.

  26. Violet Arnold and Tyler Plunkett condolence:

    We’re so sorry for your loss but always remember he was literally loved by everybody and always will be. (Violet) When I moved to Brookfield in 8th grade, I was so afraid I wasn’t going to have any friends, but Gurcshke was there and made a lot easier and welcoming to me. He is truly one of the best people I’ve ever met. We love you Gurschke and R.I.P. <3 Our sympathy to all.
    -Purple and T. Plunks <3

  27. Gomorczak Family condolence:

    We are very saddened to hear of Patrick’s passing. We didn’t know him personally but can tell he touched many by how his classmates and the community have been so deeply affected by his absence. May his most endearing qualities live on in you all, his loving family.

  28. Kovacs.A condolence:

    I’ve known Pat for a while and when I got the phone call that he had passed I just sat in shock tears pouring down my cheeks, it had felt like I lost a brother, even though we rarely talked I will always miss him….R.I.P. Patrick Kevin Gurschke

  29. Sayban Family condolence:

    We didn’t know Patrick but as a community and As the crossing guard near RB for the past 7 yrs I have many thoughts and worries about all our kids in our neighborhood as they pass on their way home. I feel for all who knew & loved him and I wish you all strength at this time of sorrow.

  30. Cheyenne Harper condolence:

    Gurschke was my buddy in 8th grade in Ms. Glazik’s class. Then freshman year when we were on SEE Team together, he was my partner for a lot of things. He has impacted so many lives. He just brought so much happiness and love everywhere he went. He will truly be missed. I love you Gurschke and all my love and condolences go out to his family. His family as well as him will be forever in my prayers. I love you Patrick Gurschke. R.I.P.Ypu will be forever missed. I will see you soon. (One Love)

  31. Bri Hayes condolence:

    Gurschke man, I don’t know what else to say but that you were the best dude. And you really didn’t deserve this. I wish the best your family and i love you. R.I.P. <3 See you in the after life bro.

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