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1 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Vieth - Spring Green, WI

“"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure!" So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for your family. God...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Shyanne Cushman - MIddleton, WI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of our childhood. Pat was just 6 months older than me. Your slide show is great. Hold on to...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Loiselle - Kankakee, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time. God bless you all...he was a good man. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Brian Weiss and family - WI

“Sorry to read of your Dad's passing, Mary. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Perkins - Colorado Springs, CO

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers with you all. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Anderson

“I've known Sharon and Pat for 18 years. Pat will be remembered for his common sense and clear view of any situation, his friendship, and his humor. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tim Nebel - Madison, WI - work

“Deepest sympathy to Sharon and family. Us Fenton cousins were all very close and enjoyed to many memories during our childhood. He will now be in...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Lou (Ferris) Bauer - Campus, IL

“Sorry to hear of you loss,Only really knew Pat from storage unit sales but in that short time ,always had respect for him as agood person ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Oman - WI - friend

“Pat was a very special man to many people and certainly that was true for the entire Syftestad family as we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks spent up...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Krista (Syftestad) Pitlock - IA

“Sending my deepest sympathies to Sharon, Mary, Mark, Donna, Diane, Steve and Pat's entire family. I was fortunate to visit with Pat in November at...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Julia Denault Parker - Eagle, CO

“My deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to all of you.....I will forever cherish the memories from our visit in November and all the others as I...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Monica Rocha - CHEBANSE, IL


Patrick "Pat" C. Fenton, age 71, of Richland Center died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. On December 20, 1943 he was born at Kankakee, Illinois the son of Cyril P. & Mary A. (Harsha) Fenton. In 1961 he graduated from St. Anne High School in Illinois. His first job was as a book keeper at St. Anne Grain Supply. He worked 6 years as a punch press operator and 3 years as a maintenance man at Roper Corporation in Kankakee, Illinois. He also owned and operated a coin laundry business in Kankakee. Pat married Sharon Ann Nicholson on June 12, 1965 in St. Anne, Illinois. From 1965-1973 they raised cattle & hogs in St. Anne. They moved to Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1973. Together they operated a dairy farm from 1973-1986. Then from 1986 -1995 they raised beef and dairy veal calves. In 1997 Pat quit farming and bought apartment buildings and in 2009 purchased storage buildings. Pat loved to hunt and fish with his friends and grandchildren.

Survivors include: his wife Sharon Fenton of Richland Center; 2 children Mary (Kelly) Stowell of Richland Center and Mark Fenton (special friend Paula Keepers and her children Conner, Brandy and Brennan) of Richland Center; 6 grandchildren Bailey, Spencer, Campbell, and Ben Stowell, Mason and Megann Fenton all of Richland Center; a brother Steve Fenton of Payson, Arizona; 2 sisters, Dianna Goudreau of Monett, Missouri, and Donna (John) Leinart of Manteno, Illinois, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, Marjorie Williamson, Linda Krenek, Donna Fenton, Mary Fenton; and a nephew Scott.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Noon at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Richland Center. Burial will be held in the Dayton Corners Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 8:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home and also at church on Saturday from 11:00 AM until Noon. On line condolences can be made at www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com