Patrick L. Mayer

Patrick L. Mayer

OREGON- Patrick L. Mayer, age 44, of Oregon, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Meriter Hospital.

Born on Nov. 19, 1968, the son of Betty Johnson and Larry Mayer, Pat’s journey through life began in Antigo; a journey filled with obstacles and challenges. Every accomplishment came hard but he met every challenge head on, determined to just keep up.

He was well traveled, often upset about having to leave another set of friends. His journey took him from Wisconsin to Washington D.C., to Evansville, Ind., to Grand Forks, N.D., and Bangor, Maine then Mt. Hero, Ore., and Ankara, Turkey. From there to Tacoma, Wash. and to San Jose, Calif. where he spent his high school days. Then it was Raleigh, N.C. to Oxnard, Cal. and finally back to where he started, “Packer Country”. Being an avid 49’ers fan was no problem, everyone loved him anyway. He made friends easily and was cared for and loved by so many. He loved Heavy Metal music, concerts, playing pool at the “tap”. Oregon will surely miss him. He fought hard just to be normal and dependent on no one. Sometimes stubborn, often out-spoken, but always a heart of gold. He left us peacefully on his own terms, and, sadly, not knowing that his team had won.

Pat is survived by his mother, Betty; brothers, Ron Mayer of Oxnard, Calif. and Brian (Carmen) Mayer of Clarksville, Tenn.; sister, Terry (Ken) Cryer of Tacoma, Wash.; nephews, Josh and Shawn Mayer; nieces, Ashley and Samantha Mayer; many aunts, uncles and a very tight circle of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry.

Memorial services will take place at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made in Pat’s honor to the Wisconsin Dialysis organization.

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Pat’s family would like to express a special thank you to the caring staffs at Meriter ICU and the Fitchburg Dialysis Clinic.