Stoughton- Patrick A. Nowlin, age 69, died on Monday, October 9, 2017 as a result of an accident. He was born on December 10, 1947, the eldest son of James and Ila Nowlin. Patrick enlisted in the US Army in 1965 and proudly served his country for two years in Germany and two years in Vietnam. Following his honorable discharge Patrick moved to WI to find work. He met his future wife Donna Semenic and they were married on July 17, 1971. Patrick worked at Uniroyal for 35 years until his retirement in 2002. He was a life member of the VFW and served as Commander of Post 328 for the last several years. Patrick was a life member of the American Legion Post 27 of Kadoka, South Dakota and a member of the Honor Guard at Post 59 Stoughton. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Military Order of the Cooties. Patrick was a long time supporter and fund raiser of the Stoughton Food Pantry. He loved to travel, his motto was "I want to cover the earth before the earth covers me." Together with his wife they visited half of the U.S., and many countries including England, France, Scotland and Wales. With his son, Jim, they visited Germany, Panama, Costa Rica, Central America, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Patrick visited Italy with friends. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with the Union M.C., listening to audio books, and watching the Packers, UW Badgers and Brewers. Patrick also enjoyed watching wrestling and car shows. He is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Jim (Holly Breach); brother, Richard (Diane) of Princeton; sister, Janice Nowlin of Kadoka, SD; nephew, Justin Hirchert of Rapid City, SD; and many cousins and friends. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Edd. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton. Full Military Honors will follow. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, at the Stoughton VFW, following the services. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of services Monday. Memorials may be made to the McPherson Eye Research Institute, Attention: Michael Chaim, 9407 WIMR, 1111 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705. A special thank you to the Stoughton first responders and the staff of Stoughton Hospital. Please share your memories of Patrick at: www.CressFuneralService.com.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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