Patrick Sogge, of Prior Lake, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2022, at the age of 61, surrounded by family and friends. 

Born on Jan. 1, 1961, in Sauk Centre, he grew up on the family dairy farm east of West Union. After graduating from Sauk Centre High School, Pat joined the National Guard where he served 21 years before retiring. He attended NEI where he received his Associates in Electronics Repair. He married Joanne Bownik, the love of his life, on May 18, 1985. Pat worked at Emerson for 36 years, only taking a short hiatus to work for Excelsior-Henderson motorcycle company. 

Pat loved spending time with his family and friends and held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. He was known for his sense of humor and loved to play pranks and tease. He was also known as the person who could fix anything and was called upon often to do just that. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and loved music - attending many music events, playing guitar and singing with friends and family. He enjoyed travel and, throughout his life, was able to make many trips around the world with the military, work, and his wife, Joanne and daughters, Meagan and Kayla.

He was preceded in death by father, Ansel “Jerry” Sogge, mother, Margaret “Anne” (Skilling) Sogge, sister MaryAnne (Sogge) and brother-in-law Larry Baker. 

Pat is survived by his wife Joanne; and daughters Meagan and Kayla, all of Prior Lake; grandsons, Jackson Sogge-Lindstrom and Kayden Xiong; siblings, James Sogge (Kathleen) of Paynesville, David Sogge of Brooklyn Park, Carol Smith (Geary) of Sauk Rapids, Kathryn Struffert (Dale) of Sartell, Janet Tracy (John) of Ramsey and John Sogge (Bobbie Jo) of Prior Lake; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on July 27, 2022, at the Camp Ripley Post Chapel, Little Falls, followed by a commitment ceremony at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

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