October 12, 1945 – Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Buffalo United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Patrick M. Garvey, passed away in Maple Lake March 2, 2011 at the age of 65.
Pat was born in Minneapolis, on October 12, 1945 the second son of Norman and Luella (Vanderwater) Garvey. He spent his teenage years in California and was in the army before coming back to Minnesota where he started the Wright Way Shopper and was the owner and publisher for 25 years. The shopper went from an 8 page flyer to being the largest free distribution shopper in the state until he sold it in 2005.
Pat is survived by his wife of 28 years, Rochelle (Shelly) Garvey; daughters Jennifer (Greg) Easterlund, Avon; Kathleen Sandstrom, Monticello and son Timothy Garvey, of Tampa FL; grandchildren, Lucas, Emily, Paige, Allison and Geoffrey; one sister, Norma “Peaches” Warman; nieces Jill (Terry) Andrus; Connie (John) Hughes and Mike Warman all in California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Luella Garvey; his brother John and sister Kathleen.
Pat lived on Maple Lake for 28 years where he boated, fished and watched his family grow. He was also an avid golfer and played several times a week with family and friends and had golfed at almost every course around.
Funeral service will be held 11:00am Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Buffalo United Methodist Church, 609 8th Street NW in Buffalo. Interment will follow in St. Timothy’s East Cemetery in Maple Lake, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Avenue, Buffalo, Minnesota from 4-7pm.