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Patrick R. Menden

1985 - 2017
Patrick R. Menden Obituary
Menden, Patrick R.

Patrick R. Menden, age 32, former Two Rivers and Madison resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Patrick was born March 17, 1985 in Two Rivers, son of Steve and Coleen (Cootware) Menden. He was baptized at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on May 12, 1985 and confirmed on May 16, 1999. He graduated with the class of 2003 from Two Rivers High School and furthered his education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he graduated in 2009 with a degree in Bio-chemistry and a chemistry minor and earned his master's degree in cancer biology. Patrick worked in cancer research thru the University of Wisconsin Madison and also worked in Milwaukee at the Interstate Blood Bank. On June 7, 2002, he enlisted with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and in 2006 reported for duty, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was honorably discharged in July, 2007.

Patrick married Sara Jean DeBauch on June 1, 2012 in Madison. The couple enjoyed traveling and spending time together. Patrick also enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen and going out exploring different cuisine's; playing board games & video games with friends and family; he especially enjoyed playing DotA. Patrick loved the time spent with family.

He is survived by his wife, Sara; his parents, Steve and Coleen Menden of Greenleaf; mother-in-law, Tari DeBauch of Two Rivers; father-in-law, Larry DeBauch of Madison; one brother, Christian Menden (McKenzie Bailey) of Green Bay; one sister, Amanda (Jimmie) Borchers of DePere and their children: Tyberius (Patrick's Godson), and Teagan. He is further survived by his grandmothers: Barbara Menden of Hartford and Florence Cootware of Greenleaf; two brothers-in-law, Mark DeBauch, Manitowoc and Eric DeBauch, Two Rivers; aunts, uncles, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers: Edward Menden and Robert Cootware

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St. Two Rivers. Rev. William Kilps will officiate at the service, with burial to follow in Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers. Military graveside rites will be accorded by members of the VFW Post #1248 and American Legion Post #165 of Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Saturday morning from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m. There will be no Friday evening visitation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Patrick will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, 2017
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