Patrick Michael Walsen

Patrick Michael Walsen, age 38, of Pontiac, IL formerly of Brookfield. Beloved son of Michael Walsen and Janice Walsen, nee Holland; dear brother of Daniel Walsen and Megan Walsen; nephew of Michael (Mary) Holland, John Holland, Mark (Anne) Holland, Jim (Marcia) Holland, Timothy Walsen, and Bonita (the late Gene) Duckmanton; cousin of Amy (Emile) Harley, Brian (Amanda) Holland, and Janine Price; Godson of Pamela Reith and Michael Holland; Patrick was predeceased by his grandparents James Patrick (Margaret, nee Finerty) Holland and Miles (Elinore, nee King) Walsen.

For the safety of all, the family respectfully requests that all in attendance wear a face covering.

Visitation Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Patrick will Lie in State, Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:30 A.M. to the time of the 11 A.M. Funeral Mass at St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of 30th and Raymond Ave., La Grange Park.

Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Saunemin Community School District #438, 39 Main St., Saunemin, IL 61769 or Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield, IL 60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Phil and Carolyn Hammerschmitt condolence:

    Our prayers and sympathy over the loss of Patrick. We regret we cannot attend his wake or funeral because we will be in Wyoming until June 14.

  2. Jeff Hartigan condolence:

    I am very sorry for your loss, Patrick was taken from you much too soon.

  3. Tom and Lucile Nichol condolence:

    Deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear son Patrick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

  4. Shannon Roahrig condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Pat. I taught with Pat and we became fast friends! I loved leaving his favorite treats on his desk each week. He would call me his school mom and he would make me laugh! I loved watching him become so attached to his students as he called them “his kids”. As this school year ended, I sent him a text telling him how lucky Saunemin was to have him and told him he was an awesome teacher! Thank you for sharing Pat with us! We were blessed to know him! God bless you all!

  5. William Stevenson condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. He was loved by the students he met at Saunemin. He had a passion for teaching. It was a shock to us all. I met him a few times at school. I’m so glad he came to our little town to teach. Even in that short time he did so much. Plus a time of Covid which made things harder. He will be missed by the teachers, the students, the Administration and the school board which I am on. Thank you for sharing this special man with our children. He will not be forgotten by Saunemin Grade School.

  6. Carolyn Austin condolence:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Pat. He was such a wonderful person and teacher. I loved our conversations during our time as study hall supervision, and the fun times we all had together at school. Saunemin will not be the same. He was loved by his School Family, and of course the students.

  7. Kathy White condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

  8. Karen Froelich condolence:

    I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Pat. He was a well liked and respected member of our school family. Pat always had a friendly greeting when I saw him and a great rapport with his students. He will be dearly missed by all of us at Saunemin Elementary.

  9. Kevin and Pamela Reith condolence:

    There are no words to truly express how heartbroken we are for the loss of your son and brother. Our love prayers and support are with all of you forever. I Pam was so blessed to have Patrick as my Godson and for as long as I live, I will never stop praying and Loving him. God bless you and welcome you with open arms to heaven.

  10. Mick and Donna Holland condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your great loss.

  11. Andrew M D'Amore condolence:

    Jan and Michael so sorry for the loss of your beloved son. Megan and Dan so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  12. Jay Rosicky condolence:

    I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Zayna Abdelhadi condolence:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son Mrs. Walsen. May he Rest In Peace, my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

  14. Monica and Jay Gyorke condolence:

    Dear Jan, Mike, Dan, and Megan,
    We were so sorry to hear about Patrick. Please know that we share your sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Bob Kuldanek condolence:

    Hello Mike and Jan,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Patrick. It’s not supposed to happen like this. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of deep pain. I will continue to pray for you and the rest of your family.

  16. Maureen Rosicky condolence:

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Patrick. I’m certain that Auntie Sharron has already had Friday pizza night with him.

  17. Kathy Oprenchak (nee Oswald) condolence:

    Dear Mrs. Walsen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I just happened to be watching this weekend’s mass and they prayed for your son. Please know you’re all in my prayers during this difficult time.

  18. Jan. Martinka condolence:

    Jan, Mike and family,
    The Martinka family offers our deepest condolences on the loss of Patrick. I remember what a wonderful person Patrick was. You are all in our prayers.

    Jan Martinka

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