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Patrick M. Ziegenhorn

Sep 14, 1950 - Sep 14, 2023


Patrick M. Ziegenhorn, 73, of Milwaukee, formerly of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, surrounded by family & friends. Born in Sheboygan on September 14, 1950, he was the son of the late Maurice “Babe” and Mary Suscha Ziegenhorn, proprietors of the popular Zieggy’s bar.
Patrick attended Ss. Cyril & Methodius grade school, then Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for his freshman year, and ultimately graduating from Sheboygan South High School in 1968. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1972. In 1976 he received a Major Equivalency in Church Music and Organ from Alverno College. He furthered his education at St. Norbert College, earning his Master of Theological Studies in Theology & Liturgy.
Patrick began his career as Director of Music at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and later St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sheboygan. He retired as the Director of Liturgy & Music from St. Roman’s Parish in Milwaukee on January 31, 2017. He was also the first recipient of the Vatican II Award for Service in Liturgy in 1991.
Patrick enjoyed travelling the world and collecting foreign currency. He loved to tell stories of his adventures, with each one full of the joy, kindness, and generosity he spread to others, and usually culminating with his deep, hearty laugh. He will be missed.
Survivors include his sister, Janie Eisenschink, and niece, Maureen (Jason) Anderson, both of Sheboygan Falls. Many other relatives and life-long friends also survive. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved Boston Terrier, “Scrappy.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Charles Conley at Noon on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 822 New Jersey Avenue, Sheboygan. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church from 9:30 until 11:45am. Following the mass, Patrick will be laid to rest at Greendale Cemetery (Zelina Dolina).
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Patrick’s name, with recipients being both Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, (of which Patrick’s grandmother, Johanna Fale Suscha, was a founding charter member), and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Monday Sep 25, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church [map]


Date: Monday Sep 25, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Location: Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church [map]



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Christina Sutter

My deepest sympathies to Patrick’s family and dear friends. He touched so many lives with his music and knowledge of our Catholic faith. I enjoyed serving on the St Roman Liturgy Committee with him. I truly enjoyed helping him during Holy Week and especially the Easter Vigil. We had some great talks over meals and I will miss hearing about his travel adventures. Knowing he is truly resting in peace with our Lord is our comfort.

Cindy Becker

Our sincere sympathy to you both, Janie and Maureen. I so appreciate being able to see Patrick before his passing. We (Sue, Penny and I) were able to visit with him, give him a little massage, ice chips and shared precious memories together. R.I.P. Patrick. You will certainly be missed!

Patricia Abrashinsky

RIP Patrick....have many good memories of working at Zieggys with you and your family. Will remember you in my prayers. .

Nicolette Brown

Janie, I am so sorry to hear of your little brother's passing. You have my heart-felt sympathy. I remember asking about him at Dorothy's visitation. So sad for us all .

Constance Kaker

My deepest sympathy to Janie and Maurene. Patrick led a wonderful, full life. My thoughts and prayers are with you..

Tammy Olson

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Janie, Maureen and Jason.

Chris Bersch

So sorry to hear about your brother, back in the years I remember you talking about him alot! Take care!!

Mary Martin

Janie - so sorry to hear about your brothers passing. It is never easy to lose a loved one. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob “Doc” Selko

Appreciation to you, Patrick and your family for the kindness, love and fish fries you shared with my family...and blessings to you as you audition for Choir Master and Organ Player for Eternity in Heaven! I appreciate your soulful enthusiasm for life and the respect you showed others. Missing you already! Doc Selko

Marjorie Cudzinovic

Oh Patrick, so many good memories to be able to help me deal with losing you. Rest in peace, you earned your reward.

James Pluer

So glad to have had my last visit with my buddy 2 days before his earthly birthday and passage to eternity . Will miss our lunches and frequent phone calls. Our lives had so many similar paths for many years .God bless you Patrick and thanks for many memories .

Maureen Ziegenhorn

Rest in Peace Dear Cousin. You will be missed.

Peter Ghiloni

Rest in peace faithful servant. You will be missed.

Bernard Sans

My dear friend Patrick….may you rest in the gentle arms of our heavenly Creator!!!