Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Patrick David Kearin, age 68, who died Friday at his home surrounded by his loving family. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday morning at the St. Boniface Church Nathex.
Patrick was born in Madison, SD to Sylvester “Sid” and Elaine (Mulvihill) Kearin. He married Judy Amert on March 30, 1963 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Madison, SD. Pat graduated from General Beadle College in 1966 and earned a Masters Degree from St. Cloud State University. He was a high school teacher in Milan, MN, and at Rocori until 1979. Pat worked at Stearns County until 1985; Key Computers until 1998; and taught at St. Cloud Technical College until his retirement in 2006. He was a Rocori Junior High wrestling coach and scout leader. Pat enjoyed woodworking, genealogy, playing golf, cards and was active in St. Boniface Church.
Survivors include his loving wife, Judy; son, Mark and Martha Kearin from Owatonna, MN; daughter, Kimberly and Dave Hamann from Avon, MN; son-in-law, Mike Garceau from Foley, MN; grandchildren, Benjamin and Kaitlyn Hamann, Jacob and Joe Kearin, John and Nathan Garceau; mother, Elaine Kearin from Madison, SD; sister, Cheryl and Tom Warren from Alexandria, MN; brothers Denny and Donna Kearin and Mike and Connie Kearin both from Madison, SD; 13 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Garceau, father, Sid Kearin; and a niece, Darcie Alfson.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.