Obituary

Patrick J. McDonough, Sr.

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died June 20th, 2017

Patrick “Pat” J. McDonough, Sr. 82, of Escanaba, passed away early Tuesday morning June 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Pat was born on February 19, 1935, in Gladstone, son of John and Mildred (Dumas) McDonough. He was raised in Escanaba, graduating from Escanaba High School Class of 1954.

On December 29, 1956, he married Nancy Weberg in Escanaba. She preceded him in death on October 30, 2015.

Pat served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp from 1954 until his Honorable Discharge in 1962. He then became a Sargent with the Army National Guard until 1964.
After his time in the service he worked many jobs. In Escanaba he worked as a brakeman for Chicago Northwestern Railroad and he also worked as a printer for the Chicago Tribune. Locally he was the owner of the Buck Inn Restaurant in Wells for many years until his retirement. He also worked at Payne & Dolan, Hilltop RV Superstore and the Best Western Hotel.
Pat loved to hunt, fish, camp, and travel to Gulf Shores, AL in the winter months.

He was a member of the American Legion and Amvets.

Pat is survived by his children; Patrick McDonough Jr, Tom McDonough, Jeff McDonough, Marcia (Bob) Henkes, Kathy (Manfred) Schmidt, Kris (Hans) Schmidt, Jason (Bobbi Jo) McDonough; grandchildren, Michele McDonough, Shannon (Scott) Maki, Tom McDonough, Ashley McDonough, Jack McDonough, Nicole (Matt) Fromdahl, Lindsey Henkes, Mike (Shannon) McDonough, Kristina Schmidt, Karl Schmidt, Katie Schmidt, Alin Schmidt, Anna Schmidt, Alexandra Schmidt, Chelsea McDonough, Dylan McDonough, Grace McDonough; 12 great grandchildren; siblings, John McDonough, Mary (Gary) Finman, Jim (Bonnie) McDonough; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, Nancy; Patrick was preceded in death by his brother, Mike McDonough; and daughter-in-law, Jackie McDonough.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 24th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military rites will be at 12:30 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will be served in the dining area following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans at 425 Fisher St., Marquette, MI 49855. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the McDonough family.

7 Tributes to “Patrick J. McDonough, Sr.”

  1. Jason and Family
    So sorry to hear about your Dad, such a nice, funny man. Enjoy your memories and be Strong, He raised a very genuine, loving family. You should be proud 🙂

  2. To the McDonough Family: Very heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He will remain in your heart and spirit always!

  3. I am saddened to hear of Pats’ passing.You have my deepest sympathy. I was honored to work for Pat at the Buck Inn and never had a nicer boss than he. I admired the close family unit that was the center of Pat and Nancys’ lives. Pat was an exceptional person and shall be missed by so many. He definitely was someone I admired.

  4. We are so sorry to hear this, we were looking forward to Kris bringing him to the farm this summer to see us there. Unfortunately, I am leaving Friday to spend a week in Appleton. I am taking care of Scott and Sandra’s pets while they go on vacation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Please keep in touch with us, we enjoy keeping up with your family. We enjoyed our visits with Nancy and Pat when they lived in the trailer park in Esky.

  5. On behalf of the Giannoni Family we would like to express our condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. His legacy will live on and the memories that you made with him will be cherished forever.

  6. So sorry for your loss. May God Bless all of you at this difficult time. Cherish your memories.

  7. Sorry for your loss. We will be out of town and unable to attend. Our condolences. The Muellers

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