Patrick Gerken



Patrick Earl Gerken died on Jan. 10, 2019 in Mariposa, Calif.

Patrick was born in Mariposa on July 3, 1990.

He loved ever y thing about the outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping and motorcycle riding. He was a lover of animals and his big, huge smile and love for life will be missed by many.

He truly appreciated the beauty that God created for us and was a lover of photography and took many pictures of Yosemite, the ocean, sunsets and sunrises, lakes, flowers and his furry friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ross Earl Carroll.

His family, who will miss him deeply, include his father and mother, David and Shelly Gerken; brother, Carl; sister, Sarah; grandmother, Judy Van Winkle; grandpa and grandmother, John and Colleen Gerken; grandma Sheila Carroll; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Services will be held on Jan. 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4985 Bullion Street, Mariposa, California.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Mariposa County Student Loan Association, P.O. Box 1112, Mariposa, CA, 95338.

2 responses to “Patrick Gerken”

  1. Steve Dunbar says:

    My heart goes out to each of you, John and Coleen, and Judy. I now, finally, have over 20 years in recovery.

  2. Grady Roberts says:

    Patrick – my heart goes out to you, your friends and especially your parents and immediate family during this most challenging time. I will always remember the talks and the laughter we shared together. And now at this dark hour I will recall the prayer from St. Francis of Assisi and give you wings. Until we meet again…

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