CARBONDALE — Patrick Gene Wohlwend passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the age of 69.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jolynne Wohlwend Johnson.
He was father to Jennifer Crockett and Julie McDonald; and Papa to Billy, Bryan, Sarah, Emma and Madilynne. Patrick is further survived by sister, Mary Boehm; brother, Thomas Wohlwend; son-in-law, Michael McDonald, and nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Patrick graduated in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in administration of justice from Southern Illinois University where he served as a campus patrolman.
Patrick will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a dedicated public servant for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Calhoun County Jail.
Patrick served during the Vietnam Era for more than two years as a Marine Corps Lieutenant.
Patrick had a contagious laugh and made everyone around him happy. His hobbies included history, politics, stock market, gardening and coin collecting.
Patrick will be remembered at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Memorial Garden in Naples, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the Fight Colorectal Cancer organization in Patrick's name at www.fightcolorectalcancer.org.