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Paul Patterson

Aug 13, 1940 - Jun 08, 2020


Paul Patterson, age 79 of Sheboygan passed away early Monday morning June 8, 2020. Paul was born August 13, 1940 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to the late Ray and Lucille (Graham) Patterson. He was united in marriage to the former Susie Lessel on September 24, 1988. Paul graduated from Tri-State University in Indiana with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During college Paul worked for Checker Cab, painting checkers on the cars and carving guitar necks at Gibson Guitar. Following graduation he worked in the steel mill industry and then worked for the Kohler Co., Milwaukee Valve and Eljer Industries. Pursuing his passion and lifelong dream, Paul owned and operated Century Casting Corp. with his family. Post retirement Paul assisted his wife Susie with the family restaurant, Al & Al’s Steinhaus on S. 12th Street in Sheboygan. Paul loved conservation, was a member of Peterman’s Sportsman Club. He loved bird hunting with his bird dogs. Paul enjoyed barbeque competitions, being involved as a judge and also as a competitor. He was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 4th degree Knights of Columbus and loved woodworking. Paul was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.
Survivors include his loving wife Susie, mother-in-law Dorothy Lessel, five children Tracy (Greg) Schweitzer, Todd (Michelle) Patterson, Guy (Nancy) Patterson, Katrina (Nick) Kowalski and Holly Pelasky, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three dogs. He is further survived by his sister Marlene (Don) Bisceglia and brothers Jack (Donna) Patterson and Ray (Carol) Patterson.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, son Scott and sister Colleen (Pete) Kakabaker.
There will be a visitation held at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be a funeral service with graveside prayers held at 1:30, Saturday at the Woodland Cemetery in Kohler with Deacon Rich Gulig, officiating. Following the cemetery service, the family wishes to invite guests to a celebration of life to be held at 922 N. 36th Street in Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund benefiting Sharon Richardson has been established.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Jun 13, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Jun 13, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Woodland Cemetery [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Anne Sanders

It was such a pleasure and enjoyment to work with Paul. Great stories and very generous with apple pie samples! He will be missed. Anne Sanders Recreation Therapist -=out patient Aurora West Allis.



kenneth thuemmler

Dear Susie & family . So sorry to hear of Pauls passing. I`m glad I got to see you guys at the eye doctors a couple weeks back. Paul was a heck of a club member. Never ever forget the chicken bar-b-que.He always had a little story to tell. Everyone will miss him!

Paul Dust

Castle Dust sends their deepest condolences to the Paul Patterson family. Paul,wife Lori,sons Joshua and Zachary. May he rest in peace.

Gerry Plehn

Susie: I am so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. I trust God will comfort you as you miss him in the days ahead.

Kathy Stevens

I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers and love to your family!

Kathy Stevens

Judy Hausman

He was one warm and loving person! I will always hold him deep in my heart and my memories of him will be with me always! To his family I am so sorry for your loss.

Kim Delsman + Peter Haeffner

Dear Susie and family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Paul‘s passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Letter to follow.... Kim and Peter in Germany


Suzie, I'm so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I'm happy I got to know you both. I always enjoyed talking with Paul. I know you have many wonderful memories of your time together. Focus on those times and smile. I pray for comfort for you and the family. I will enjoy some of Paul's apple schnapps in his memory.

Michelle Adomavich

Dear Susie and family. I was so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I considered him to be family. Who else but family encourages you in your interests. When I told him I had always wanted to go hunting he signed me up for a hunters safety course. I will always remember his warmth and generosity. He was so proud of his apple pie liqueur and was happy to share it/show it off. Ive also inherited his love of good cheese. I have so many more fond memories of him. He was a great man who will be missed. May he rest in peace

Dave Bruggink

Susie, sincere sympathies to you and your family.

Wendy (Timler) Falevsky

Susie, so sorry to hear about Paul. My condolences. Please know that I am thinking of and praying for you. May God be with you at this time.

Jessica spender

I am so sorry for your loss Susie and family my deepest sympathy!

Ed Morgan

Even though I haven't seen Paul in a while, I enjoyed talking to him at the restaurant on Thursday mornings for years, when I was there for Early Bird Rotary Club meetings. Even after his stroke years ago, he always had a smile on his face when talking to me. My heartfelt sympathy to you, Susie. May the Lord smile on you in this time of sadness.

Randy and Kris Krentz

We’re sending our sincere condolences, Susie and family. Paul always brought a smile to our face, whether teasing back and forth about sports teams or sharing his famous Apple Pie. Wish we could be with you to give you a hug, but we’ll be out of town. Sending our prayers!

Jeffrey Behrens

Paul's great hospitality and "apple pie" will be long remembered

Debbie & Mike Kees

Susie we are so sorry to hear about Paul. Our condolences to you and the rest of the family. Unfortunately we won't be able to make the funeral because Mike is having his other hip replaced on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Paul.

Sue Lamers

Susie and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Paul. I so enjoyed my conversations with him. Sorrier yet that I cannot come to hug you and see you in person on Saturday. Please know that you are in my thoughts and will be in my prayers for quite some time.

Richard Reiss

My deepest sympathies to Susie and the family for their tremendous loss.

David J Anderson

My sympathies to Susie and the rest of the family.

Mark S. Winkel

Deepest sympathies to the family from another Cubs fan.

Dennis & Linda Heyde

So sorry for your loss Susie and family. We loved seeing Paul at Restaurant Association Meeting and events.

Ray&Carol Patterson

A loss of our brother is sad and he will be greatly missed. We are happy for him, no more suffering no more pain. He has family waiting to greet him in heaven,especially Scott . Our love and prayers to our family Ray and Carol

cary becker

My deepest condolences to Todd and the rest of the family. Paul was a former supervisor of mine at Kohler. Cary Beckeer