Patrick  McGinnis


Patrick Michael McGinnis, 71 of Lake Crystal, passed away April 11, 2019 at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center in Mankato after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Funeral service will be held 11:00a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Crystal with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Lake Crystal Mortuary is assisting the family.
Pat was born March 30, 1948 to Richard and Ella Mae (Kinney) McGinnis in Mankato. He graduated from Amboy High School and attended Huron College where he met his first wife, Lynn. From there he attended SCC.
He decided to serve his community as a Deputy Sheriff in Blue Earth County and later a seat on the City Council in Lake Crystal. After 20 years as Deputy Sheriff, he worked administration for Blue Earth County until his retirement.
Pat had a passion for scuba diving and used those skills to assist in under ice dives for the Sheriff's Department and also opened a diving business, Southern Minnesota Scuba, where he was a diving instructor.
He married his beloved Doreen in August of 1995 and gained a very large family.He and Doreen loved to travel, both alone and with close friends. Pat enjoyed a great many family reunions, teasing his grandchildren, and having dinner parties with friends and family. He also loved a good wine.
Pat is survived by his adoring wife, Doreen; sons and their families, Tim (Abby) and John (Kimberly); 6 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Our lives have been enriched.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ella Mae.
Published on April 13, 2019
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Chuck Pesta
Apr 17, 2019
My friendship with Pat goes back to the 1970’s when he was a deputy sheriff and I was a college student. I spent many a night riding on patrol with him sharing stories and creating new experiences. He was dedicated to his career and kind to all. We remained life long friends and I shall miss his great humor. God bless you Pat!