Gerald (Jerry) Mark Patnaude, 85 of Esko, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was the first sibling in his family to be born in a hospital in Duluth to parents Mark and Victoria Patnaude on February 12, 1935. Jerry graduated from Cathedral High School and proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was owner/operator of Jerry Patnaude Sanitary Service. During his retirement years, he pursued his hobby of woodworking.
Jerry is preceded in death by his wife Agnes, son Rick, twin grandsons Joshua and Mark Manney, parents Mark and Victoria, and siblings Dan Patnaude, Helen Anderson, Irene Resberg, Katherine Holmgren and Tom Patnaude. He is survived by children Michael (Denise) Patnaude and Teri (John) Schiller; grandchildren Tiffany (Josh) Odella, Samantha (Tim) Harstad, Chad (Ronni) Manney, Kyle (Catherine) Manney and DeeAnna Patnaude; brother Robert (Sharon) Patnaude; sister Carolyn (Jack) Paquette; great-grandchildren Lucas, Peyton and Parker Odella, Reed Harstad and Levi Manner; and many nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held later this summer. Arrangements are being provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service, Walker, MN (www.WhisperingPinesNorth.com).
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