Pat was one of the 22 military veterans lost to suicide per day.  Patrick Joe Raisanen, age 44 of Buffalo, died at home on Monday, April 12th, 2010. He was born in Buffalo on August 24th, 1965 to Joan and John Raisanen.  He graduated from Buffalo Senior High School in 1984. Patrick served in the Army; he was an E-6 Sergeant with the 353rd Transportation Company. Patrick was a proud veteran having served in Desert Storm, Bosnia, and Germany. He was a member of the Local 563 Union. Patrick enjoyed every minute he could with his 3 dogs, Ringo, Zeek, and Allie. Pat was an avid fan of the Minnesota Wild, hunting, fishing, Minneapolis Moline Tractors, fitness, collecting, and helping others.  He was so kind and such a hard worker. Patrick enjoyed spending time with his nieces, nephews, and friend's children, often taking them hunting, fishing, to sporting events, thrashing shows, tractor pulls, and many other things. Pat liked doing volunteer work teaching Firearm Safety, helping with the Buffalo Rodeo, etc. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend.  Patrick is survived by his mother Joan Raisanen of Buffalo, siblings Rachel Raisanen, Glen (Coleen) Raisanen, Jill Raisanen, Gale Raisanen, Ava Shiflette, John (Jennifer) Raisanen, David (Renee) Raisanen, and Nila (Brian) Bursheim; as well as 6 nieces, 5 nephews, 2 great-nephews, family, and friends.   Patrick is preceded in death by his father John Raisanen, Grandparents Ida & Ivar Raisanen, and Mae & George La Plant (former Police Chief of Buffalo). Casket Bearers were Del Price, Tim Stoppelman, Tom Stoppelman, Tim Daluge, Fred Glunz, and Curt Biegert.  Visitation was held on Friday April 16, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, further visitation was held one hour prior to service. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday April 17, 2010 at 11 AM at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Interment was held with military rites, at St. Francis Cemetery.  The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.



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