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October 12, 1945 – Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Service Information
Buffalo United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Visitation Information

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.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeani Melgaard

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family on this terribly sad occasion. Pat was a great man and a wonderful, generous boss. There will never be another man like him. He will be missed.

  2. Carole Watters

    To Shelly and her family:
    May the peace which comes through the memories of love shared, comfort and keep you now and in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  3. Michelle Anderson

    Shelly and family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Pat will be missed.

  4. Kathy Oquin

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Shelly, Jennifer and the family. Pat was a kindhearted boss and treated his employees like family. There will never be another boss like him and I am glad I had the priviledge of working for him. God Bless you Pat!

  5. Krista

    To the Garvey family, I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy and like a second dad growing up. I’m proud to have known him.
    Sincerely, Sharon, Greg and Krista

  6. Heidi L Wurm

    Pat was a very generous man. His family meant the world to him and he was determined to always be there for them and help out in any way. I knew him as my customer from the bank, but he treated me like a friend. My condolences to the family during this very hard time.

  7. Kevin Gilyard

    So sorry to hear about Pat.


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