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December 2, 2021

10/12/2021 5:27:00 AM
Patrick Daniel Raith

Patrick Daniel Raith of Summit Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 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 Printpack 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, Oct. 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with Reverend Wes Jedras officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 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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