Paul Frederick Patzke, 84, passed away on Jan. 31, 2018, in his sleep peacefully with Dotti Hall his longtime close friend and caregiver by his side. Paul was born in Port Huron, Mich., and grew up in Erie, Pa.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Paul moved to Arizona in the late 1950’s first to Mesa then Holbrook and settled in Pinetop-Lakeside in the late 60’s. He was a carpenter and builder and built many homes and businesses in the White Mountain area for many years. He was a very honest and hardworking man. His longtime friends Russ Kul and Ron Waldorf, just to name a few, might even say that at times he was a bit ornery.
Surviving is his older brother, John C. Patzke of Wisconsin; his wife, Nancy; children, Scott A. (Cathy) Patzke, Shelia (John) Shaw and Sharon (late Terry) Smith; step-children, Brent (Charity) Petersen, Brad (Louise) Petersen, Craig (Dannet) Petersen and Brenda (Jared) Willis; 30 grandkids; and 48 great-grandkids.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edith Patzke of Florida; and his wife of 23 years, June S. Patzke.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low handled the arrangements.