Jonathan Holmes PATE
1965 - 2021
Age 55 Born August 23, 1965 in St. Paul, MN. He passed away unexpectedly on March 31st, 2021. He is survived by wife, Cindy, son Zachary (Marissa), daughter Jessica and grandson Fitz. Survived by parents Karen and Galen Pate and sister Kristen Pate. He was preceded in death by sisters Laura and Elizabeth. April 20th, 1990 Jon married his best friend Cindy. They proceeded to have two children, and 1 grandson; they were the center of Jon's universe. He was so proud of the wonderful and compassionate people Jessica and Zach have become. In 1991 Jon started Pate Bonding, Inc., where he was a successful owner and bond agent for 30 years. He was simultaneously the former owner and chairman of Granite Re, a national surety company. Most of his employees have been with him from the beginning. Jon ran his businesses as part of his family. Jon was charitable and led by example. He demonstrated this time and time again, supporting many local charities, but the most important to him was Living Well Disability Services. For many years, he hosted an annual Farm Fest party to support Living Well. Jon's parents taught him to be kind, loving, and passionate about everything he believed in and he truly lived by his motto, "Go big or Go home". Jon was a farmer at heart and spent a lot of time outdoors on his tractors. He loved anything with a motor. Whether it was dirt biking, snowmobiling, motorcycles, or flying his plane. He loved everything outdoors, including pheasant hunting, deer hunting and being with his horses and dogs. He also spent many hours in his wood shop, often creating beautiful pieces for the people in his life. Jon had so many talents which he used mostly to create for others. Jon was larger than life. His generosity with his friendships, time and knowledge was an inspiration to us all. He was our superman and he will be missed forever. There will be an outdoor walkthrough visitation on Friday from 2PM – 6PM at the Pate residence: 7821 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077. Due to covid restrictions please make your visit brief to allow for others to come through safely. Social distancing and masks are requested. Memorials preferred to Living Well Disability Services: 1168 Northland Dr Mendota Heights, MN 55120.

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Published by Pioneer Press from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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7821 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55101
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One of the "good guy's " for sure. We only worked together at the Drew agency for a short time before you left to start your own company but there was never any doubt you would be successful both in business but in you personal life as well. God bless .
Gary Todora
April 11, 2021
Bruce & Jill Borggreve
April 11, 2021
Jon was larger than life, he was awesome!! h He was full of life, always doing something. The neighborhood up north will miss him greatlya1
Theresa Parker
April 11, 2021
I am still at a loss for words with the news of Jon's passing... I did not know Jon intimately, but will say Jon was captured well with the words above. I will continue to hold all of Jon's family and friends in my prayers for healing through your loss and the peace and trust in the Lord's plan. I thank you for the times that you shared Jon with myself and others. Ken
Ken Owl
April 10, 2021
Deepest sympathies and condolences. Cherish the memories - he will be missed
Lyn & Connie Leffew
April 10, 2021
Samantha Sulsar
April 9, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to you all. May you all find peace and be comforted in the wonderful memories you have of Jon and family.
Angie and Ed Kettner
April 8, 2021
Dad & Leila Wilson
April 8, 2021
Our Treasured Memories of Jon will Always be with Us. Our Love of Family is also with us. We are Sharing in your Sadness as you remember Jon and sending Healing Prayers and Comforting Hugs to All!
Dad and Leila Wilson
April 8, 2021
Mike, Suzie, Abby & Evan Dahl
April 8, 2021
Sara Bartle
April 8, 2021
Keith, Nina and Annie Pumper
April 8, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this news! I worked with Betsey at Diane Road and met Jon a few times. My heart goes out to your family during this time. Sending prayers to your family.
Lynn LeBlanc
April 8, 2021
Love, Sami, Adam & Leo Davidso
April 7, 2021
So sorry to hear of Jon's passing! I only met him once in Gregory SD, the day after my father passed. He was a nice man.
Larry and Robin Kayl
April 7, 2021
My sincere condolences to Galen, Karen, Cindy and all the family. So sorry for your loss. May Jon rest in peace and God Bless him !
Richard Aguilar
April 7, 2021
Cindy and family, I am deeply saddened by this news. Jon was in my very first class of my new school when I moved to West St. Paul and later in the day I was in class with Cindy. Wonderful memories for me. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Michael Carnis
April 7, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about your loss, heartbreaking. We´re praying for peace and comfort over all of you.
The Miller (Steve and Jen)
April 6, 2021
Please accept our heart felt condolences Mike and Lizzie Crookham
April 6, 2021
Mike and Lizzie Crookham
April 6, 2021
I am #6/9 from Cy & Pernie Pates family. So sad to hear of your loss. Blessings to you and yours!
Mary Pate McNaughton
April 6, 2021
Your LaPointe Utilities Family
April 6, 2021
I still remember coming to a cookout at Jonathan and Cindy's farm with Karen and Galen. My husband and I enjoyed the time that day with the Pate family. May God bless all those grieving for their loss.
Carol Ann Jacobson
April 6, 2021
Blackstone Contractors
April 6, 2021
Gresser Companies
April 6, 2021
Your Terra Construction Family
April 6, 2021
We are so sorry for you families loss. Jon was a wonderful man, God Bless all of your family and his friends. Hoping you'll find some comfort in the love and memories your heart will always hold onto.
Laurie and Kelly Kropp
April 6, 2021
We are sooo shocked and saddened to hear the loss of Jon. Our hearts go out to all the family We wish you strength at this time . Sending our love and prayers
Vicki and Lloyd Stern
April 6, 2021