Patrick Mahoney

Patrick E. Mahoney, 73, of Waukon died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. John the Baptist - West Ridge Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Patrick Edward Mahoney was born June 5, 1945 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Edward and Regina (Mellick) Mahoney. He was baptized at St. Patrick Catholic Church and confirmed at St. John the Baptist - West Ridge Catholic Church, both in Waukon. In 1963, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon. From 1965-1971, Pat was enlisted in the Army Reserves and served on active duty from May-September in 1965.

In November 1966, he married Jane Chihak at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes. The couple lived in Anamosa and Pat farmed, did carpentry work, and built houses in Cedar Rapids. In 1976, they returned to Waukon, where they farmed in the West Ridge area. When he wasn’t working, Pat liked to coon and squirrel hunt with his brothers. Pat and Jane later divorced.

In 2005, Pat was in a tractor-related accident near Madison, WI which resulted in him living in the Northgate apartments in Waukon. While there, Pat developed some of his most meaningful friendships, particularly with Maggie Gorman, who would check on and take care of him every day.

He is survived by his three sons: Dana (Jen) of Cedar Rapids, Lance (Sophia) of San Diego, CA and Shay (Stacey) of Caledonia, MN; his grandchildren: Chase, Carson, Payton, William and Charlie; three brothers: Michael and Lyle (Marilyn), both of Waukon, and John of Minneapolis, MN; and two sisters: Mary Jean (Larry) Svendsen and Bernadine (Tom) Gander, both of Ossian. Pat was preceded in death by his parents.

The Mahoney family would like to especially acknowledge all the work done by Lyle Mahoney, Lou Ann Wikan at Northgate Care Facility, and Maggie Gorman that helped Pat live the way he wanted in the years after his accident.

Honorary casketbearers were Rodney Kelly, Donnie Nierling, Mike, Pat, Dale and Spike Ryan, Jerry Stolie and Merlyn Wilken. Casketbearers were Gary Gander, Shane, Matt, Brian, Brad and Greg Mahoney, and Russ and Mark Svendsen. Online condolences may be left at

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