Patrick John Kirby, the son of Joseph and Anita (Murphy) Kirby was born January 25, 1946, in Fonda, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Fonda. He graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Fonda, Iowa and later attended and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in business and finance.
On June 24, 1972, Pat was united in marriage to Mary Blowers in Waterville, MN. Following their marriage they moved to Rochester, MN where Pat worked as a bank examiner for the FDIC for a short period of time. They then moved to Waterville, MN where Pat served as Vice President for Citizens State Bank. In 1987, they relocated to Aitkin, MN where Pat was President of First National Bank, and in 2000 they moved to Cherokee, IA where he served at President of State Savings bank for 16 years.
Pat enjoyed home improvement projects, wood working, and attending auctions. Pat also enjoyed his time spent at his cabin on Round Lake in Northern Minnesota.
On June 8, 2017, Pat passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at the age of 71. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Kirby; his parents, Joseph and Anita Kirby; one daughter, Heather Kirby; and one sister, Peggy Leahy.
He is survived by his two sons, Tony Kirby and significant other, Rhonda Heshiser of Dassel, MN, and Jeff (Reta) Kirby of Norwalk, IA; grandchildren: Anthony Kirby, Joshua Kirby, Maci Kirby, Alex Tesdahl, Emma Tesdahl, Matt Heshiser, Hannah Gooding, and Blake Gooding; two sisters, Kate (Randy) Bass of Fonda, IA, and Mary Jo (Bob) Hartnett of the Twin Cities; and also several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville, MN.
Father Michael Ince
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until service time at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville, MN.