Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Patrick William Cronin
Patrick William Cronin
Patrick William Cronin
Born: August 2, 1953
Died: May 16, 2016
Age: 62
Patrick William Cronin
August 2, 1953 - May 16, 2016
Patrick William Cronin, the son of Joseph and Marie (George) Cronin was born August 2, 1953, in Le Mars, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Marcus. He attended Maryhill School and graduated in 1971 from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. In 1973, he earned his mechanics degree from Iowa Lakes Community College.

Following school, Pat went to work for Poca-Vista Implement on April 1, 1973. In October 2003, following the closing of Poca-Vista, Pat, along with Steve Schuknecht, purchased the building and formed the partnership C&S Repair. He worked there until his passing. Pat was a member of the Albert City Fire Department from August 1989 to the present, becoming Fire Chief in January of 2000.

Besides work, Pat had several hobbies which included fishing, hunting, NASCAR, mushroom hunting, gardening, and baking. He will be lovingly remembered for his pies and canned sauerkraut. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and teasing his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marie (George) Cronin; one nephew, Benjamin Muller; and one step-brother, Randy Theisen.

Pat is survived by three brothers, Mike (Pam) Cronin of Cleghorn, IA, Tim (Angela) Cronin of Meriden, IA, and Mark (Kim) Cronin of Marcus, IA; eight sisters, Diane (Tom) Herrmann of Cologne, MN, Jane (Michael) Blee of St. Cloud, MN, Kathy (Ray) Essick of Spencer, IA, Nancy (Dean) Gavin of Carver, MN, Barb (Shawn) Brady of Marcus, IA, Carla (David) Muller of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Beth (Paul) Ireland of Big Lake, MN, and Amy (Chris) Doud of Urbandale, IA; step-mother, Joan (Theisen) Cronin of Marcus; three step-brothers; seven step-sisters; 34 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friday, May 20, 2016
We just watched the video tribute to Pat. It brought back many fond memories of him. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Patty (Bush) and Doug Mortenson
Friday, May 20, 2016
Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your.
Gary and Karen Rupp
Friday, May 20, 2016
So sorry for your loss, he was a great guy. We are sorry we can't attend services but know we are praying for you all at this difficult time.
Cindy and Frank Demers
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Our sympathy to the Cronin family Pat was a great guy. Always had a ready smile and hello for you.
Dennis and Hazel Brabec
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Pat wasn't only a classmate but also a good friend. Pat used to have me play the 'Name my sibblings game'. I tried to name you all today and was surprised that I only forgot Nancy. Many fond memories. I am praying for you .
Joanne Wester Petersen
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Our prayers are with you all at this time - may your memories give you peace.
Jerry & Jeanette Hohbach
Thursday, May 19, 2016
We are sorry for your loss! We have known Pat for over 30 years working with Poca Vista and C & S Repair. He was a good friend and a great mechanic. The Archer family will miss him greatly.
Paul Archer
Thursday, May 19, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your brother, out thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alan Bush
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Cronin families. My father hired a great, loyal young man in Pat many years ago. I also spent many years working with Pat in the "RED Business" at Poca Vista. His passing will leave hole in MANY hearts!
Brad & Rhonda Hyde
Thursday, May 19, 2016
BVRMC Ambulance Service
David Schmidt
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I went to school with Pat for 12 years and was always a great friend. I was really glad to visit with him last summer at reunion in Cleghorn. He was a great guy and I was so sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace my old friend.
Ernie Rupp
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
We are one of the 'Red' guys, having 10 red tractors. Pat and Steve have kept us up and running all these years. Many thanks to you Pat and you will be very missed.
Dale & Taylor Roewe
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Our condolences to the Cronin family on the loss of this really great guy. Pat and I were good friends through Maryhill and Meriden Cleghorn. Always enjoyed serving Mass with Pat as an Altar Boy. We even explored the bells in the bell tower of the church at Maryhill. We wrestled and ran track for MC. Pat was a good listener and always had good things to say about everyone. Pat will be missed.
Pat and Mona Rose
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
My Deepest Sympathy to the family of Patrick's. What a goo friend.
Paul Kelly
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you.
Steve J Specht
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I graduated with Pat 45 yrs ago at good old M-C. He was a great guy and always had a smile for everyone. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Pat!
Pat Lindgren Augustine
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
So sorry to hear of Pat's death. I know he was loved by all of his family and will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace and may each of you find comfort in God's love.
Steve and Therese Trojahn
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. We are friends with Pam and Mike, and have been praying for Pat and your family. Our deepest sympathies.
Pam Tidemann & Randy Beyer
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
My sincerest sympathy to Pat's loved ones. I was shocked to hear of his death! I used to work with him several years ago at Poca Vista in Albert City. We certainly had our share of good times back then! RIP Pat!!!
Kris (Meseck-Hogrefe) Wester
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Pat and my husband worked together many years ago at Poca Vista. He was a god friend off and on over the years and whenever I ran into him. He was one of the god guys! RIP Pat!!
Rebecca L. Braesch
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
When I think of Pat I think of the long distance runner at Meriden-Cleghorn in the early 1970's 'chuggin' it out in the 2 mile. Rest in Peace my friend.
John F Smeltzer
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about Pat. He was such a great friend. Prayers. Deb and Kevin Jesse
Deb and Kevin Jesse
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
We are so sorry for your
We are sorry for the loss of Pat, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Mary Pigott
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat's family.
Erik and Barb Erickson
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thinking and praying for your family. Pat was such a great guy with a kindhearted soul. He was a part of our lives since we were young. No matter where you were or what you mood, he always made us laugh with his quick witted dry sense of humor. His devotion to helping others was modest whether it be the fire department or community gatherings. So sad to think he will no longer be around physically but we know he is here in spirit. Fly high Pat and "drink a beer" with your friends waiting for you up there.
Lindsay Walsh-Brechwald

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Andrew Cronin
Matthew Cronin
Steven Cronin
Joe Brady
Sam Gavin
Patrick Blee
Patrick Essick
Patrick Doud
Jake Ireland
Jonathan Muller
Bryan Herrmann
Visitation will begin at 4:00 Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH in Cherokee. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service to follow at the church.
Organist- Charlotte Groves

Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Maryhill visitation Cemetery
rural Cherokee, Iowa
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