THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Patrick G. Ravet Sr.
Patrick G. Ravet, sr., 72, of Marinette passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Born on Oct. 21, 1940 to the late Eugene M. and Pearl (Betzinger) Ravet in Menominee, he graduated from Marinette High School and served in the National Guard for two years, then enlisted in the Army. After service he furthered his education with courses throughout his career.
He spent a total of 38 years in law enforcement, 29 years with the Marinette Police Department and 13 years as the Chief of Police and retired in 1998. A member of Holy Family Parish, the Marinette Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 1313, Town of Brazeau VFW, and Board Supervisor of Peshtigo Township, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, searching for ancient artifacts, collecting antiques, was an avid Packer fan and trained police dogs.
He is survived by four sons: Gene (Diane) of Marinette, Patrick jr. (Melanie) of McAllister, Robert (Lori) of Lewiston, Ida. and Ryan of Marinette; a daughter, Mariah of Marinette; a brother, Michael (Jean) of Wausaukee; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Reilley and a sister, Pandora Penny Powell.
Friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish - Our Lady of Lourdes Church at noon with Monsignor John Dewane officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.