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Service Information
St. Francis Catholic Church
Saturday, April 17, 2010
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Patrick Joe Raisanen, age 44 of Buffalo, died at home on Monday, April 12th, 2010. He was born in Buffalo on August 24, 1965 to Joan and John Raisanen.

He graduated from Buffalo Senior High School in 1984. Patrick served in the Army; he was an E-5 Sargeant with the 353rd Transportation Company. Patrick was a proud veteran having served in Desert Storm, Bosnia, and Germany. He was a member of the Local 563 Union. Patrick enjoyed every minute he could with his 3 dogs, Ringo, Zeek, and Allie. Pat was an avid fan of the Minnesota Wild, hunting, fishing, Minneapolis Moline Tractors, fitness, collecting, and helping others. He was so kind and such a hard worker. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Patrick is survived by his mother, Joan Raisanen of Buffalo, siblings Rachel Raisanen, Glen (Coleen) Raisanen, Jill Raisanen, Gale Raisanen, Ava Shiflette, John (Jennifer) Raisanen, David (Renee) Raisanen, and Nila (Brian) Bursheim; as well as 6 nieces, 5 nephews, 2 great-nephews, family and friends.

Patrick was preceded in death by his father John Raisanen, grandparents Ida and Ivar Raisanen, and Mae and George LaPlant.

Casket Bearers are Del Price, Tim Stoppelman, Tom Stoppelman, Tim Daluge, Fred Glunz, and Curt Biegert.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 4-8 PM,with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, further visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Interment will be held with military rites at St. Francis Cemetery.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is serving the family.

24 Guestbook Entries

  1. Angela Berthiaume

    My heart goes out to Pat’s family. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met. He always had a smile on. He always liked to visit and talk about tractors. I had alot of great times with him and his nice charming self will always be a great memory to me.

  2. Stacy 'Annis' Bursch

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Stacy Bursch & Family

  3. Peggy Fouquette

    So very, very sorry for your loss. May God embrace Pat and give him the comfort for eternity.

  4. Ann (Mies) Bogren

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  5. Ann (Mies) Bogren

    Thinking of your family during this difficult time. My prayers go out to you. Look to your faith, hold close every memory.

    God is our refuge and strenth… Psalm 46:1

  6. julie kocak mooney

    Our sincere sympathy to your family, you will be in our prayers.
    Greg and Julie Mooney

  7. Teri Lachermeier

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Raisanen family. I know it is a difficult time for all of you. Pat was a wonderful person in life. His soul is safe in Heaven where he will no more see sadness, only joy and we all have a new angel we can look to!

  8. Susan (Mies) McDowell

    I was very sorry to hear of Pat’s death. My thoughts are with your family in this time of grief.

  9. Ryan, Rebecca, Alayna, & Grayson Mills

    Pat left a good impression on everyone that he met. Our kids would always get excited to see him and the Spaniels. He will be missed tremendously! Rest in Peace, Pat.

  10. Lori Stoppelman

    I love and miss you Pat-am sooooooo gonna miss our early morning talks when the rest of the world was sleeping! Talking about scriptures, the war, your family, basic chitchat and your kids Ringo-Zeke-and Allie!! I love you, ya manly man!!

  11. Marilyn Sotebeer

    Joan & Family,
    Will be keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers. Pat was a very nice man. I didn’t get to know him as well as the rest of you but visited with him several times at various places. He is truly at peace now and in God’s Almighty Care. RIP, Patrick.

  12. Deb Miller

    My thoughts and prayers go to your family. It was a joy to watch Pat walk/run through the neighborhood with the dogs.

  13. Lois & Del Price

    My deepest sympathy to Joan and her family. Pat was a great guy. He was willing to help whenever he was asked.
    He’s done a lot for us. He will be greatly missed..

  14. Lois & Del Price

    My deepest sympathy to Joan and her family. Pat was a great guy. He was willing to help whenever he was asked.
    He’s done a lot for us. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Lolene Liefert Borgese

    Dear Raisanen family, You have my deepest sympathies on your loss. Pat touched so many lives with his friendship and kindness.

  16. David & Debbie Larsen

    To the family of Pat, Our sincere sympathy is with all of you. We knew Pat from the health club and just seeing Pat out and about. He is a kind man and a good person. Our prayers are with your family. Blessed be his memory.
    God Bless you all,
    David & Debbie Larsen
    Buffalo, MN

  17. Ralph and Karen Phillips

    Joan and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. A part of Patrick will always be with you. Hold on to the good memories.
    Love, Ralph and Karen

  18. Toby and Adam Vorlicek  Spring Valley Wi. 54767

    We worked with Pat at the XCel center better known as the Hockey Barn. He was a big fan of Springers as we are. May he rest in peace.

  19. Pastors Bruce and Jenna LaPlant

    Our deepest condolences to the loss of Patrick. Our prayers will be with you and your families.

  20. Allen & Marilyn Bonk

    Joan and Family,
    The sadness you are feeling is felt by loved ones all around you. May you find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Patrick was a very special person, and our loss here on earth is the Lord’s gain in Heaven. We pray that Jesus will continue to hold all of you in His arms…. bringing peace, healing and comfort in the days ahead.
    With sympathy and prayers,
    Allen & Mitzie

  21. Patricia Etzel

    Pat graduated with my son Chris. I was his den mother in Cub Scouts when he was very young. He always called me “Mrs. Etzel.” I was out of town and could not attend the funeral. My heart is saddened for the family. You have my deepest sympathy.

  22. Bill and Mabel Hayes

    We were both shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s untimely passing. Such a loss to everyone who had the pleasure to meet and get to know this special young man. My late father, Jack Hayes , took a particular liking to Pat many years ago and enjoyed taking him with on several hunting/fishing trips. He realized Pat’s gentle qualities and understood his extraordinary kindness, even back then. I would like to think the good times they spent together are being shared again, now that their friendship has been renewed in a more heavenly place. Our hearts go out to Joan and the rest of the family as we all suffer this tremendous void.

  23. Bill and Mabel Hayes

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s untimely passing. It was horrible news to realize he was suddenly gone. My late father, Jack, saw something extraordinary in Pat many years ago and they developed a friendship that resulted in many hunting/fishing adventures. I would like to think that they’re sharing good times once again in a more heavenly place right now. Our hearts go out to Joan and the rest of the Raisanen family as we all mourn the death of this gentle and kind young man.

  24. Daryl and Michele Cardinal

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you!


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