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Patrick Roger Scepurek, age 61 of Forest Township, WI, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2014, surrounded by his family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Pat was born September 7, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN, the firstborn of Peter and Agnes (Leners) Scepurek. He graduated from Red Wing High School in 1970. He was drafted into the U.S. Military and served for four years in the Army, in Vietnam and Korea.

Pat then attended Normandale College in Bloomington, MN, where he met Janet Smith of Minneapolis. They married on April 30, 1977. They lived in Hudson for 22 years, and during this time they were blessed with three daughters: Melissa, Michelle and Megan. In 1999 the family moved from their home in Hudson to the farm in Forest Township.

Pat was a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard, where he completed 20 years of total military service. He also worked as a civilian for the Minnesota Army National Guard as a helicopter mechanic.  He then worked for Northwest Airlines as an airplane mechanic and crew chief.

In recent years, Pat farmed, was an agent for Ozark National Life and also a member of the Forest Town Board. He enjoyed farming, being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

Throughout his life, Pat had a firm faith in God, strong sense of justice and did what he believed was right. He was a selfless person, a hard worker and was always willing to help.

Pat is preceded in death by his grandparents and his father Peter Scepurek.

Pat is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Janet Scepurek of Forest, WI; daughters Melissa (Lance) Rott of Woodville, WI, Michelle Scepurek of Hammond, WI, and Megan Scepurek of Forest, WI; mother Agnes Scepurek of Bloomington, MN; brother Terry Scepurek of Appleton, MN; sisters Linda (Gary) Thelen of Circle Pines, MN and Laura Scepurek of Garden Grove, CA; mother-in-law Jean Smith of Eden Prairie, MN; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Barbara and Craig Buckles of White Bear Lake, MN; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Pat was held on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glenwood City, WI with Rev. Diane House officiating. Visitation was on Friday, April 11, from 4-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI and one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church. Private burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.