Fr. Gerry LaPatka
Fr. Gerald LaPatka, age 92, of Willmar and formerly of Duluth, passed away from this life peacefully on Saturday afternoon, April 18, at the Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at Calvary Cemetery in Virginia, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Memorials are preferred to the Catholic United Financial Foundation, c/o MSGR. Richard J. Schueler Seminarian Fund, 3499 Lexington Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55126-9989. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. www.petersonbrothers.com