Patrick Daniel Raith, of Summit Lake, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. He was 78 years old. He was born on March 17, 1943, in Antigo, a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Elliot) Raith.
He was a graduate of Elcho High School, class of 1961.
Pat was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1966.
For over 40 years Pat was employed at Print Pac in Rhinelander.
He loved the outdoors, fishing, trapping and hunting. He enjoyed sharing his passion with youth, having mentored many children in trapping and hunting.
Pat welcomed everyone into his life with an open heart.
He was a loving father and brother. Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Raith of Schofield; a son, Christopher Raith of Arkansas; a grandson, Devin Raith; two sisters, Grace Cruz of Chicago and Mary Kay (Dale) Tucker of Antigo; two brothers, Thomas Raith of Milwaukee and Rudolph Raith of Bolton, MO.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, James Raith, Donald Raith, Peter Raith, Wayne Raith and Robert Raith; four sisters, Ella Mertes, Joan McCabe, Imojean Meisenhelder and Inez Hartl.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Reverend Wes Jedras officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, October 16 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Antigo veterans will provide military honors at the funeral home following the service.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Pat was my “wood man”. He and Jessica stacked wood many years to keep me warm!
He was so very proud of Samantha and we shared many talks about “living the OR life”