Richard Jacob Pataska, 81 passed away on December 1st, 2020 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton, WI. He was born on July 19, 1939 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He was the son of Richard Pataska Sr and Mamie Larson. He worked for Menasha Corporation for many years as a press operator and Semi Driver. He was the owner and proprietor of Dick's Wheel Inn tavern for 21 years.
Richard loved vacationing at his winter home in Mesa, AZ. He was a big fan of NASCAR and the Green Bay Packers. Richard had a passion for classic cars. He loved to prank people and April Fools Day was his favorite day.
Richard is survived by Brian Pataska, Mark Pataska, Tami (Jeff) Mathes, and Scott Pataska, his significant other Nancy Ohst, siblings Ione, Marjorie, Kenny, Walter, Chris and Kathy. Further survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his father Richard, his mother Mamie and brother Dennis.
There will be a celebration of life in the spring per Dick's wishes.
Richard's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of St. Elizabeth's Hospital for their exceptional compassion and care.