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PATRICK BEGAN 1971 - 2012
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time moves along so fast from childhood to adulthood to our passing through life. Time is worth more than anything when shared with great people like yourself. It was good to know you Pat and everyone who knew you is better off through life. Much love to you and your family. You will be missed and always be remembered in good light!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
My memories of Pat are very positive and we shared much laughs and tomfoolery together at a time of my youth when I really needed it. I am a happier man now for having known him.
Friday, September 21, 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear about Pat's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I met Pat way back in elementary school and he was always a nice and caring person. Although I lost track of him after high school I always remember his great smile and sense a humor. I know he touched a lot of lives. May he rest in peace. God bless you.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
To Dan and Sue & the Began family,
The news of Patrick's passing finaly
trickled down to us. We are so sorry
for your loss. You are all in our
prayers and we know that the wonderful
memories of him will carry you through
this most difficult time.
God Bless all of you.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Some of my fondest memories are from childhood birthday parties in our old neighborhood. He was a sweet and funny person even at age 6. So sorry to lose track of him after college. A blessing on his family during this time of grief.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
To Family and Friends of Patrick, I learned today of your tragic loss and am shaking with grief. It's been many years since seeing most of you, yet I want you to know how highly I've always thought of Patrick, and how I, the world, and most of all, you will miss him. My torn heart is with you.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
To all the Began family,

Although I didn't know Pat personally, I knew his brother Andrew...he was my former tennis teacher. I am so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. May God comfort all of you in your sorrow and bring Pat into the light of His Presence. You all remain in my prayers and thoughts.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sandy, Jack, Charlie, Lichtenberg and Began families...we were so sorry to hear about Patrick. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Blessings and hugs,
Jack and Kay
Saturday, September 15, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find strength through your sons and peace in your good memories.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sandra and the Began family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your family remain strong in your love for each other in the days ahead. You have been in our minds and prayers these past few days.
Jennifer and Mark McGinnis Family
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack, Charlie anf family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Patrick once and his smile and charisma won't be forgotten and are ever lasting. God bless your family.
Friday, September 14, 2012
To the Began family,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, September 14, 2012
To Both Families,
May you draw strength and comfort from friends, the community, from the Lord, and from each other in this time of sadness. I am extremely saddened for your loss, but feel blessed to have known, competed with, and most of all laughed with Pat. You are in our prayers.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sandy and family--Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. I didn't know Pat very long, but I can see what a beautiful person he was. He will not be forgotten. I pray you find peace during this trying time.
Sara Neumann-Kaufert and family
Friday, September 14, 2012
In remembrance of Patrick's brightly lit smile and everything he meant to so many. Sandra, Jack, Charlie and family - may your lights shine again soon. Love, hugs and prayers...
Friday, September 14, 2012
I had known Pat since I was a child - growing up in Neenah and also up north at the lake. Pat was a wonderful person, and I feel honored to have known him. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Began Family.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sandra, Jack, Charlie & Sharon and Gary ~
Our hearts are heavy with the news of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Dear Sandra,
So sorry to hear of the very sad loss. He was truly a wonderful person. Cherish all of the beautiful memories that you have made together as a family. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Dedmon family
Friday, September 14, 2012
Words fall short in times like these...and yet I hope that the love we all have for Patrick shines through in these heartfelt messages. You have all been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the days to come. Sending you love and peace.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack, Charlie and Began Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friday, September 14, 2012
As I read the many tributes to Patrick. "Generous, Kind, Thoughtful, Loving" husband, father, and son. The words sum up a life "Well Lived". A man who lives on in all the fond memories of those who were blessed to have had him in their lives.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Lee Anne
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sandra, Jack, and Charlie, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers

The Greer's
and
Appleton Soccer Club
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sandra, Jack, and Charlie:
Words cannot express our heartfelt condolences - we are so deeply sorry and we grieve with you in the loss of Patrick.

You have given Tyler and I so much and so many wonderful memories. I cannot tell you how much it meant to Tyler to have Patrick as a "best friend" who truly inspired him in so many different ways. He genuinely was one-of-a-kind and will be sadly missed.

We are truly blessed to have you all in our lives. The memories of Patrick will always be cherished and will live in our hearts forever. Thank you for sharing him with us.

In the days ahead, may you find comfort and serenity thru faith, family, and friends. You have a phenominal support system.

With love,
Diana and Tyler Corbin
Friday, September 14, 2012
Each time I met or spoke with Patrick he made me feel as though I was his best friend. His jolly laugh, wide smile, and genuine friendship are and will be so missed. He always spoke of Sandra and his boys and how proud he was of each of them; his love for them was so unmistakable. The love and respect for Dan and Sue was always warm and evident. I feel very lucky to have met him. He, Sandra, Jack, Charlie, Dan, and Sue are in my prayers. I guess God needed a new best friend.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Dear Began Family
One more smile. One more laugh. One more game. One more conversation. One more touch. One more kiss. The list is endless and personal. I am so sorry for the loss of Patrick. Take care and please God Bless those that love Patrick.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sandra & Family ~ My heartfelt condolences go out to you as you seek strength and comfort in this very difficult time.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
I did not know Pat, but went to school with Katie and Andrew. I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Dan and Sue
We grieve with you and pray for you.
Jon and Martha Lindenberg
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sandra, Jack, and Charlie,
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Dan & Sue--Since I am away on Cape Cod I
just heard you had lost your Patrick. I am so very, very sorry. Note will follow. Mary Jane Waite
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Praying for you and your family...
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Dear Sandra,
I am so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. Please know that I hold you, your sons, and your entire family in my heart.
With love,
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Lisa and Matt Cronin
Thursday, September 13, 2012
We are so sorry for this tragic loss in your life. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Dan and Sue,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
So sorry and sad about the news. Pat was always generous, positive, encouraging. Pat and family are in my thoughts.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Dan, Sue and family. Sandra, Jack and Charlie. We are so sorry to hear such sad news of Patrick. Memories of Patrick will shine in your hearts for ever. Our thoughts and prayers.
Dan and Peggy (Cross) Benjamin
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sandra, Jack, and Charley,
We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sandy - It is so true, Pat will not be forgotten. I was not around often, but he always made me feel welcome and better about how my day was going. You, Jack and Charlie are in my prayers.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sandy and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michelle Pukall Hamilton and Family
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Patrick had such an incredible kindness. The world is a better place because of Patrick.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Jack and Charlie. Your father loooooved your mother sooooooo much and he looooved you too just as much, now that he has passed you have to be strong for your mother. I am so proud of the two of you and the young men you have become. You are a tribute to your father. I am also very frustrated, confused and sorry for your fathers passing to the heavens. I am always and will always be here for you boys. I promise.

To the Began family. Especially Mr. and Mrs Began. Patrick was and still remains an asset to the entire fox valley as do you. I am so sorry for your loss. You raised a beautiful man.

Gary Sharon and Sandy...... I have been blessed to be around your family the last few years. Sandy, without you, I wouldnt have been introduced to the Miracle League of the Fox Valley or its families. Sandy, Your parents, Patrick and God has blessed you with amazing relentless work ethic. You stay strong lady. God has blessed your family and Patrick's. Patrick blessed you with two beautiful children. Pat will always live through Jack and Charlie. He will always have your back and will always live in your heart. I am so sorry. So sorry.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra and company, I was simply devastated by the news of Patrick's death. Know I am sending all of the healing energy I can muster your way. Peace and Love always.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. With all my love...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra, Jack, Charlie and family, Our thoughts and prayers have been with you this week. Celebrate his life just as you do everything else, with love, grace and style. Patrick will be missed by so many, and those many are there for you now. God Bless, Steve and Judy Hoeft
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra, Gary and Sharon,
We are saddened by the loss of your husband and son in law Patrick. May your beautiful, loving family keep you strong in the days ahead. The community grieves with you. Our deepest condolences.
Mark and Jane Jamison
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra and family, I cannot express enough my sincere sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
How very sad. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He seems like he was a wonderful man whos positive impact will forever be remembered.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
To the Began and Lichtenberg families,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God bless you during these difficult days.
Daune Lichtenberg
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Lean not on your own understanding, but acknowledge Him in all your ways. And He will make your path straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

The Clark Family
Jeremie, Emily, Kayla, Brady, Kennedy, and Owen
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
To the Began and Lichtenberg family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. God will keep you near.
Don and Sheree Garvey
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
My sympathy is with you as you grieve a life lost but also celebrate a life well lived. May the love of family & friends see you through the most difficult of days.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack, Charlie, and all of the Began Family,

We just heard of your sad, sad news and our hearts ache for your loss. We will always remember Pat's warm smile and gracious charm. Love & healing to all of your dear family.

With love, The Santeler family
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
My sincerest sympathy to the entire Began family. Pat's humor, compassion, and smile will be missed.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandy -

I pray for the Lord to bless you with much needed strength, faith, and wisdom during these dark days. You are a wonderful woman that God has blessed and will continue to bless.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
To the Began Family

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all.

The Mendelson Family
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dan you are in our prayers. Chuck and Joy Lewis
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Our hearts break for you in such a great loss. Pat's memory will continue on in the hearts of the many lives he touched. May God's comfort be your source of strength in the days and months ahead. Our prayers will continue to be with you.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra, boys, and Family. We at Community First Credit Union the Nicolet Branch are so sad to here of your loss. We will all remember Patrick coming to our Branch with his broad smile and hardy laugh and oh yes his "bowtie". he will be greatly missed within our CFCU Family. May the peace of our Lord be with you and your Family in this time of sorrow.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra,
We are sorry for your loss. Are prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. God Bless.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dear Began Family,

My heart aches for your loss of such a wonderful and amazing person. May God blanket you all with his love and his promise that Patrick is with him as we mourn the loss of Mr. Smiles. My love to you all.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dear Sandra, we are so sorry for your loss. Our heart just aches for you and the boys. Pat was truly loved by everyone who crossed his path.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I didn't know Pat personally but I knew of him. He seemd like a wonderful guy that brought a lot of light into this world. Prayers & thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
To the Began family, I am so sorry for your loss. Patrick and I grew up together on the soccer fields. His awesome laugh and beaming smile are some of my fondness memories. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandy ~
Thinking of you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of friends and family help you through this sad time. God bless you and your family. Kelly (Siddall) Hackbarth
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Tamara Hasz
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I remember Pat just as he is pitcured, with a big smile, a warm laugh and a "Hey Griff". I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God gives you strength and peace in this time of sorrow.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra and boys, blessings to you and your family. We will remember how Patrick was such a jolly man at the little league baseball games.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dear Began family,
My heart and prayers go out to you during this time of loss. I am so sorry your family has to experience this heartache.
Laurie Di Renzo ( Neenah, WI )
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra and family- my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. I have always been touched by you and your family in so many ways. May you find strength from the past to assist you to lead your family.
Love,
Darlene, Alec & Giovanna Lueders
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household world that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It it the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.


Rest in Peace Patrick, you will live forever in the family you leave behind.

Antonelli Family.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We are so so sorry for your loss. What a great guy with a constant smile. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and continued prayers are with your entire family.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra, Deepest sympathy to you, your boys, the Began and Lichtenberg families.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dan and Sue, my heart and prayers are with you. May your loving memories of Pat sustain you and your family during this most difficult time.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dear Began Family,

Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. Pat was just an incredible guy who always had a smile on his face. God bless.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We are so very, very heartbroken for you all. Your whole family has touched ours so positively, please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you find comfort in knowing how positively he touched so many.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra - My heart goes out to your family - Patrick was such a great mentor to Tyler and I will always remember the fun we had at the Best Friends Dinner Dances. Thank you for sharing him with us. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
To all of you--we send you love and wish you strength.
Your friends at Avenue Art
Karen, Joe, Paula, and Karen
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We wish you strength.
Your friends at Avenue Art-
Karen, Joe, Paula, and Karen
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Sandra, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Thoughts and Prayers for you, Jack and Charlie. May you find peace during this difficult time. Wrap your arms around those boys. They are something so special.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Sandy - Our heartfelt sympathy goes to you, your sons and the Lichtenberg family. May God grant you strength and peace during this time of great sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
Galyn and Judy Schulz
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To the entire Began family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Pat and his smile from my time in Neenah. He was a great person and liked by so many. It was so much fun to catch up with him again these past few years via facebook. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Though I can not physically be there, my heart aches and all are in my prayers and thoughts!
Mary Carver, (Jason Carvers Mom). Chuck can and will attend. Lots of love sent your way!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dan and Sue;
My heart goes out to you during this time. I can't even imagine the impact of your loss. I will keep you in prayer.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra and family-
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I knew Patrick as a gregarious and fun-loving classmate at Neenah High School. I so enjoyed catching up with him at our 20th reunion and hearing about his family, his volunteer outreach, his work, and his evident warmth for those around him. Blessings and love to his family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To the Began Family - We extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and his wife and family. Denny and Carol Briggs
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
All my thoughts and prayers going out to the Began family. I remember Pat as such a warm, kind person. Sending you love and peace. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Began/Lichtenberg families,
Pat was a great example to all who knew him. His compassion, boundless energy,selflessness, and effortless smile will be an enduring inspiration to all who knew and loved him. He will be sorely missed but will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to both families in this very difficult time.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Began family and to all who knew Pat. You are all in my thoughts.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To The Began Family- We are saddened to hear of the loss of Patrick. He was taken from us all way to soon. He will be greatly missed.
Chad and Julie Lehmann and family
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Sandy, I am soooo sorry for your loss. Patrick sounds like a wonderful husband, father, and human being. My thoughts an prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack, and Charlie.
I am in Georgia visiting my family and Paul let me know of your loss. I was immediately confused and felt anger but then I thought of the joy he brought to all of you and everyone he touched. Everytime I saw and spoke with him he was always smiling and making me laugh and feel like I was the only one in the room and that is a special gift for someone to have. That focus and smile is what I will remember most about him. I am sure you will too along with many other wonderful traits that made him a great husband, father, son, friend, etc. My thoughts are with you. I wish I could be there to give you a hug but next time I am home hopefully we will be able to make that happen. God Bless you and your families.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dan and Sue,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. May fond memories of Pat's short life bring you comfort in the weeks to come.

Marsha Woeckner Schmidt
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack & Charlie,
I am deeply sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband and father. My sympathies go out to the entire Began/Lichtenberg family. May you find solace in your faith, love from your family and support from the community at this difficult time.
The Lemmert Family
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Sandra,
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of Patrick's Life that has been lost too soon. Just remember his life will live on through his adorable boys,wife & the rest of his family. You will all have him as your Guardian Angel Forever. My loving thoughts & prayers of strength are with you all during this difficult time. Sandra ~ Please know I am here for you & your boys if you ever need. (HUGS) The Carew Family
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Such sad news. I'm very sorry and my thoughts go out to Pat's whole family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, Sue and Dan: My heart goes out to you all! I am so sorry to hear of Patrick's death. Scott and I are keeping you and the boys in our thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandy and family, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To the entire Began family - may your grief be soothed by the many happy memories and stories of Pat. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you and your families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
Our hearts have been heavy for each of you since we heard this sad news.

It is a testament to the character and spirit of a dear man that he so quickly and deeply touched our lives. It didn't take us long to see and feel what a kind, generous and wonderful person he was. We feel blessed to have had the chance to know him.

Words seem woefully inadequate, but God's comfort, strength and peace are limitless. Our prayers are with you, now and in the days ahead.

Bill, Suzanne and Will Fitzgerald
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Pat was kind, funny, relaxed, generous, supportive, bright, sincere - a really good guy. I have very fond and lasting memories of him during the time we shared in High School. Wishing you peace and comfort, and my sincere condolences.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Patrick always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tina Palmer
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra and family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My prayers are with the entire family, God Bless!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you will find comfort through God and those around you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Anne, Pat, Jack, Megan, RJ and Dan Riley
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jack, Charlie, and your family. May you feel God's love and peace at this very difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy, Matt and Vicky Vechart and family
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To the entire Began family-we are so sorry for your loss. Pat was such a wonderful and kind person who touched many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra my thoughts are with you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers
Linda Kennedy
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I will always remember Patrick with a smile on his face! Everytime I saw him, his smile was the first thing I noticed...beaming ear to ear. He was always upbeat, friendly, and so kind and generous. My heart aches for your loss. Please know that I am here for you, Sandra, and for the boys. I love you guys.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra - Tracy and I send our love, thoughts, prayers and wishes to you and your family. The effervescent life of our cherubic bow-tied angel was taken too early, hollowing out those of us who were fortunate enough to have known him. We hold you, your children and all of your family in our hearts.
With love,
John and Tracy
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, Charlie and Jack-
I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Was very saddened to learn of Pat's passing. My thoughts and prayers to the whole Began and Lichtenberg family. I always appreciated the time he volunteered helping us out on the tennis court at Appleton North. Will always remember him as a kind and happy person.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandy , I just want you to know I'm thinking of you.Hang in there!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Praying that your family will find comfort and strength in the memory of such a beautiful soul. His light still shines!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Thoughts & prayers go out to the Began Family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, I am so incredibly sorry for you and your families loss. You are in my families thoughts and prayers. God bless you all! If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to look me up. Your Friend Joel
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Patrick Began was absolutely one of a kind! His warmth, spirit and great humor were a delight to be around. He had a knack for making you feel like he was president of your fan club and he'd laugh at all your jokes…even the bad ones. I never left a conversation with him without an ear-to-ear grin and I can still hear his infectious giggle. He just brought that kind of joy into your world. A bright light has been extinguished in our lives but that light still burns within each and every one of us who had the honor to know him and call him a friend. My heart goes out to Sandra, Jack, Charlie and the entire Began and Lichtenberg families. He will be dearly missed, always.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, I am so very sorry to hear the news. You and your family are in my prayers. Kathy Schmidt
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
When I think of Pat, I always think of his smile. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To the entire Began Family~
I am exremely sorry about your loss. I will always have fond memories of Pat, along with Katie and Andy on the tennis courts. I could always count on Pat to make us laugh, yet he was determined to make us great tennis players. The Began family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, Charlie and Jack.

Our hearts are so saddened by your great loss. Patrick had a light that was seen and felt by all who encountered him--he was a person that left you with your heart smiling. His light will be missed. --Rick, Faith, Kiersten, Marissa and Alec Bentley
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra,
May you find peace in the memories you shared with Patrick and his looks/mannerisms that shine on in your boys. You are a wonderful family and now have an extra angel watching over all of you. Thoughts and prayers to you and your extended family. With Deepest Sympathy...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Began family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that you will find the strength needed to move you through the days to come. May God be with you.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie,

My deepest sympathies. You are all in my prayers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, Jack, Charlie, Dan, Sue and Family,

We cannot imagine your grief...but share with you. We had so many great memories of Pat and cherish our times with you Sandra.

For all of you, this is how we will remember our great friend, Patrick.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I remember Patrick well from my time in the Fox Valley. He was always a great guy to talk to and he will be missed.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra and boys,

Know we are thinking of you and so sad for your loss. We pray the many great memories of Patrick will help you find peace in days to come. He was truly a special person and we were all blessed to know him.

Lisa, Bill,Evan, Cam & Griffin Polce
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra and to all the Began & Lichtenberg family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your deep, deep loss.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
To the entire extended Began family...

No words can express our sorrow and sympathy for you at this difficult time. The sun is shining a little less brightly without Patrick in it. He will be missed by many and remembered by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Sandra. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sandra and family,

My deepest sympathies go out to each of you. Pat was a classmate of mine at Neenah High School. Like everyone who knew him, I was always impressed by his humor, his enthusiasm for life, and the way that people gravitated toward him naturally. His charisma was apparent from the first day I met Pat at Shattuck and in the years that followed on the tennis team or in student council.

As it has done for many, Facebook provided a means to reconnect. It was no surprise to me that Pat had become successful as an adult, in every way that success is measured. What was clear from his frequent posts was the particular joy and pride that his family provided. Pat lived a good life, filled with the things that enrich and give meaning.

I cannot imagine the loss you must feel. You all will be in my prayers.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Monday, September 10, 2012
My condolences to Pat's family and friends. What a phenomenal person! I don't know many people who are genuinely upbeat the way Pat always was. He will be missed sorely by many.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Words cannot describe our emotions from the loss of Patrick as a father, friend and leader in the community. He made a tremendous impact on our lives. We appreciate his love, compassion and friendship. Our prayers are with all those whose lives he has touched. He always lived in the moment for us. The Miracle league field and his advocacy is only one example of his many gifts.

God bless Patrick, Sandra and his entire family and friends. Julia and Tammy
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra,
My heart aches for you and the boys. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Hugs,
Lynn St.Aubin
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and Began Family, Please know my heart is aching for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Pat was a wonderful man that always made you feel good to be around. His smile, laugh, and kindness to all were unmeasurable. He will be dearly missed by everyone. God Bless, Love, and Peace
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and family, we are so incredibly saddened by the loss of your loved one-you are in our thoughts and prayers-
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Dan, Sue and family -
Our deepest sympathy to you. May happy memories of Patrick help you through these most difficult days. We grieve with you. Bless you.
John and Sandy Nussbaum
Monday, September 10, 2012
Please except our deepest condolences, Patrick was truly a person who touched many lives and was someone that was unforgettable. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sandra and boys.

Tanya (Beyer) Kons and Aaron Campbell
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish for you that in time you may find peace in your happy and loving memories with Patrick and joy when you look upon Jack and Charlie and see their father. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are going out to you.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and Boys - the metropulos family is praying for you now and in the days to come. We are so very sorry for your loss and the loss of such a great man for this community. Peace to you - no words can ease this saddness for you.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie;
We will miss Pat's smiling face at all of those basketball games. His smile said it all when it came to his boys. Hugs and prayers to you all.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Love, love, love all three of you. You've been on my mind constantly these last fews days. You all hold a very special place in my heart.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack, Charlie and family,

My most deepest sympathies to each of you. My heart hurts for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. When I think of Patrick, I think of his warm and sincere smile. He had a way of making people feel comfortable. I am glad you have a beautiful and close family to support you through the days ahead, may many wonderful memories of Patrick bring you comfort and peace during this time. God Bless, Kristine
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and the Began Family, our hearts ache for your loss... Patrick was someone who made you feel good to be around him. His warm spirit and infectious laugh...immeasurable. He is with God...in the words of the prophet Isaiah: "I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, and you are mine". May God bless you, Sandra, Jack, Charlie, and the entire Began Family.
Monday, September 10, 2012
To the entire Began family,
I am so sorry about your tremendous loss. I met Pat, Andy and Katie on the tennis courts at Ivy Williams and loved every minute I had the pleasure of spending with them. Pat was always so encouraging, welcoming and fun-loving. I also know he was so proud of his wonderful, young family. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack and Charlie,

I am so glad I have gotten to know your family through piano lessons. I only met Pat a few times, but I could tell he was very proud of his talented sons. I'm so sad for your whole family.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Pat was in my brother's class in high school. He reached out to me over a year ago when my brother David passed away from cancer. I will never forget Pat's beautiful and kind words to me about my brother and I know now that he's with David in Heaven. Please know that friends and strangers are thinking of you now and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack, and Charlie,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Patrick. We want you to know that Patrick has touched us in many ways. Being coached by Patrick, Owen has been taught and shown by example not only soccer skills, but life skills - sportsmanship, leadership, humbleness, and being a role model to others. This part of Patrick's legacy will live on in the "Warriors" for years to come. What a privilege it has been to have known such a wonderful man and coach. We will miss him on and off the soccer fields and will never forget the memories he left with us and the boys.
Sincerely-Troy, Kerry and Owen Schmitt
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Began Family,
I'm deeply saddended by the news about Pat. He was truly a friend to everyone he met. I know you have many sweet memories and I hope they may proide some comfort during this very difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Monday, September 10, 2012
My Prayers to the Began family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie,

I am deeply saddened at the news of Patrick's death. I want to express my simpathy to you and your entire family. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Our sincere condolences to you Sandra and your family on the loss of a wonderful husband and father. We are so sorry to hear of his passing away and will keep your family in our prayers.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and family, We were very saddened to hear of your loss of your husband, Patrick. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you & your family during this difficult time.

Larry and Mary Jane Pukall
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dan and Sandra, so sorry for your loss. God works in mysterious ways. If you need need anything, just let me know.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra,
We are so sad to hear of your loss. We send you and your boys lots of prayers.
Warmly,
Kelley & Dean Quakkelaar
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
There are no words to express our heartfelt sorrow to your family. It is an inexplicable absence in your lives and we are truly sorry for your loss. Patrick was an incredible man, one of compassion and true caring. He will be missed by the community of Appleton in so many ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Julia and Tammy Smith
Napa , California
Monday, September 10, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to the whole Began family. Pat was one of the most wonderful human beings to be around. His jovial grin was endless and his classic laughter made you feel at such ease. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him back in the NHS tennis days and found out right away that he had a knack for making people feel good about themselves. He will truly be missed.

Please know that you all are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Mike and Jeannette Smith
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Charlie and Jack,
Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear of your loss. Please know that you and the entire Began family are in my prayers.
Lois Brady
Monday, September 10, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack & Charlie,

Our sympathy goes out to you and the entire Began family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Joe, Ann, Mikayla & Alex Toonen
Monday, September 10, 2012
To the Began Family, Warren and I are thinking of you at this time and you know our prayers are with you.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and Family,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and all the Began Family. We're so sorry to hear about Pat. He was such a fun-loving, happy guy. I can't imagine the loss you're feeling. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
Jay and are were crushed to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pat had a great smile, a warm heart and truly loved his family. Please know we are here for you and the boys.
Monday, September 10, 2012
peace
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and family: we are so sorry to hear about Patrick. Please accept our condolences. He was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Dan and Sue, Our prayers are with you, May God comfort you at this time.You have our deepest sympthy.
LeRoy and Sandy Spielbauer
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Dear Sue, Dan, and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. May God bless your family during this time of grief.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God give you strength at this most difficult time! We can't imagine your pain and sorrow. Please know you are in our prayers! Love, The Perrys-Brian, Amy, Brianna and Lexi
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, we were deeply saddened to hear the news about Pat. He was a great friend to so many, and one of the most likable people I've ever met. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of the family.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. MaryBeth Matzek
Monday, September 10, 2012
So sorry to hear about Patrick. He was a great man. We will miss him dearly.

All the best - Mike, Jackie, Ethan, and Grace Sharkey
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack,Charlie and the extended family,
Our prayers are with you as you mourn this deep loss in your life. You have many friends and family to lean on at this difficult time. Lift your eyes to the Lord, let him guide you as you grieve the loss of a wonderful father and husband, and son
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Dan & Sue, Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Patrick was truly a wonderful person, always a friend. We will miss his smile, his laugh and warmth. The world was a better place for Patrick having been in it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dan,Sue, Sandra and Boys,
Know that you and your entire family have our deepest sympathies, love and prayers. Words can not express our feelings over your tragic loss.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Patrick was a truly wonderful person. We will always remember him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

George and Robyn Mockus
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack and Charlie,
Not only did Pat have a great smile but a most memorable laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. You know we are here for you anytime.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Patrick was that person who always had a smile, a great laugh and saw the best in everyone! It was always a pleasure to be friends with Patrick, Sandra, Jack, Charlie and their extended families! His laughter, humor, caring personality and friendship will be remembered forever. This is a hugh loss to our community! I miss you so much!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra and Boys, Dan & Sue:

Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack and Charlie,

Pat's infectious smile and laugh welcomed one and all. He was a great guy and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended Began family.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack, Charlie, & extended Began family...you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Erik,Tara,Ethan, Presleigh, & Cal Hansen
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sad to hear of your loss. Patrick was a great guy!
Monday, September 10, 2012
I'll never forget how Patrick always -- always! -- had a smile and an encouraging word for Sam on the soccer field, and for me on the sidelines or anywhere. I'm sure Pat had his bad days like all of us, but I always knew I could count on his listening ear, compassionate spirit, and jolly laugh, no matter what. He was truly one of the bright lights here. The empty place that he leaves behind feels vast. The Strattons love you and grieve with you...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack, & Charlie~ I will always remember the big smile your husband/father had on his face everytime I saw him. We feel your pain and sadness. But know we are here for you. Big hugs from Susan, Olivia, Nate & Luke
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack & Charlie; While we have never met you, we feel we know you and we grieve for you now. Your family has made a mark as a loving, kind, creative and generous family. We are sure the pain is too much and the loss unreal. In time, may God give you the strength to fill your heart with more happy than sad and your mind with the joyful memories of time with your loving husband and father. This is a pain too great to bare alone - rest your weary heads and hearts in the hands of your loving family and friends. They will carry you and help you heal in time. With our deepest sympathy.
Monday, September 10, 2012
To the entire Began Family -
We are deeply sandened by your loss. Pat will be very missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Kelly (Resch) Bellini & family
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack, Charlie, Dan, and Sue
I am so sorry for your loss. I loved my time with Pat and will miss him greatly. I considered him a great friend and will miss golfing, hanging out with him and our "boys night out". My prayers are with all of you.
Dave Kuplic
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Dan & Sue

God has not meant us to out live our children - you have my heartfelt and sincere condolences
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie, my thoughts are with you.My love and support are here for you my dear friend. Patrick will be missed.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, I am deeply saddened by your loss, may your family and friends surround you with love and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie; Patrick was a great guy who had a special talent to make us all feel good in his warm presence. His kind smile will live in our hearts forever. May all of your great memories of Patrick bring you an eternity comfort. Lisa and I grieve for your loss. We will miss Patrick dearly. We are praying for you.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra, Jack, and Charlie:
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of devastating loss. Your wonderful, generous, and caring husband and father, Patrick, will be deeply missed. I enjoyed his friendship and the stories we shared together over the years as husbands and fathers. May God grant you rich measures of His grace, comfort, and peace in the days, weeks, and months to follow.
With my sympathies,
Bob
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear SandRA,Jack and Charlie. We are very sad to hear of this news. Patrick was a very special Man. We will never forget him. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with. You will be in our prayers!! Glenn, Felicia and the boys
Monday, September 10, 2012
A client of Dans and then Patricks, you were never just a clien, you became a friend, sharing family stories and esperiences. The Began family has our deepest prayers and sympathies
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Sandra and entire Began Family,
We are thinking about and praying for all of you constantly. Our Love,
Casey, Heidi, Sofia, Will, and Teddy Brunner
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, Jack and Charlie....
You will be in my prayers for the tragic loss you have experienced. Sandra may you accept help from those around you as you have helped so many over the years I have known you.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, we were so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Patrick. We cannot imagine the pain you, Jack, Charlie and your family are going through. We will keep you all in our prayers that God comfort you at this sad time.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dear Began Family -
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time.

Pat was friends with my younger brother. I have fond memories of Pat and the pack of neighborhood boys riding their bikes all over the place. He was always a kind soul and you never saw him with out a smile on his face.

I feel fortunate to have connected with him again through Facebook and see what a wonderful family he had. He was a consummate cheerleader for his wife and kids and had such a fantastic sense of humor!

He will be missed by so many.

Roisin (McKinley) Laskin
Gary and Roisin
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sandra, our sympathies go out to you and the entire Began Family on the tragic loss of Patrick. He was quite a guy and it was a great pleasure to know and work with him. He will be greatly missed.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Dan & Sue, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We were so sadden to hear the news of Pat. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely the Stielow's Dick & Janet
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Our sympathies to the family. Our prayer are with you.
The Van Domelens
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Our sympathies to the family. Our prayer are with you.
The Van Domelens
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Greg and I send our deepest sympathies to our Began family! We are extraordinarily sad. I can't fathom the pain you are in but know there are many that love you and will be there for you. Love, Mindy and Greg
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sandra. Our deep sympathies to you, Jack, Charlie and the rest of your family. Your family bond has always been noticed to be one of love, respect and support. We cannot fathom your loss and will keep you all in our hearts and thoughts.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sandra and Boys - There aren't any words we can express to ease this for you...know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Vonderahe Family
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sandra, We cannot possibly try and understand the deepest loss for you, the boys and the entire family. We will pray for all of you. May God Bless you all and help you in this time of need.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to Sandra and the boys. We were saddened and so very sorry to hear about Pat. We are praying for all of you.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sandra, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We can not possibly imagine your grief. Our thoughts are with the Began and Lichtenberg families during this most difficult time. Bob and Shawn Pedersen
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sandra, John and I will be praying for you and the boys, your loss can only be unimaginable......Wishing you peace ~ Megan
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Sandra, Words cannot adequately express our sadness for you and the boys. We know how much you will miss your husband and their Dad. May you cherish the wonderful memories. He will be forever in your hearts. Our condolences to the entire family also.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
To the entire Began family...I am so sorry for your loss. Patrick will be missed at the YMCA.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
This world was a better place with Pat Began in it. Our prayers go out to Sandra, Jack, Charlie and their family. Mr. and Mrs. Began, we can only imagine the pain of losing a son at such an early age. Pat was unquestionably one of the kindest and happiest persons we've ever known. His jolly laughter, smile, and friendly wave will be missed by many.
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