Patrick "Pat" A. Mack, age 49, of Milbank, SD, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Milbank.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown with Father Paul Rutten officiating. Danielle Holmquist-Holida will be the organist.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD. Military honors will be conducted by Codington County Post 17 of the American Legion and SD Army National Guard of Watertown.
Pallbearers will be Nate Mack, Spencer Mack, Jeff Mack, Doug Bankhead, Ryan Peterson, Andrew Bush and Ron Bjerke.
Patrick Andrew Mack, son of Andrew and Jeanette (Kranz) Mack was born on September 12, 1969. He grew up on the family farm near Kranzburg and attended school in Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School in 1988. Pat then joined the United States Army and served for three years. Being a veteran was important to Pat.
After his honorable discharge from his military service, Pat worked at Angus Palm and other various jobs in South Dakota. He married Mary Korth on February 14, 1998 in Sioux Falls, SD. Patrick went back to school and earned his degree from LATI and he graduated in 2005. He then worked at Technical Ordinance, Inc. near Clear Lake where he worked for 12 years.
Pat moved to Kansas to be a safety director at Futamura. He returned to South Dakota and was most recently employed by and lived with Kim and Ron Bjerke in Milbank.
Pat was a jack-of-all trades and was a great cook, canner and made horseradish annually. He was a great friend and would drop everything to help someone out. He loved his dogs, Ozzy, Turd and Cody and enjoyed fishing and camping. Above all, Pat loved his children and always kept them close to his heart.
Pat is survived by his son, Lucas Mack of Des Moines, IA; three daughters, Leah Mack, Erin Mack and Jordan Mack all of Clear Lake, SD; his mother, Jeanette Mack of Kranzburg, SD; his brother, Marty (JoLynne) Mack of Watertown, SD; two sisters, Laurie Bush of Watertown, SD and Amber (Doug) Bankhead of Houston, TX; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew.