Daniel Arthur Patt, born in Forest Lake, MN, on January 12th 1965 and recent resident of Zion, IL, passed away of unexpected heart complications early December 26th 2018. Preceded in death by his parents, James Anthony Patt and Mary Aline Patt, and brother-in-law Harold Bjostad. He is survived by siblings Mary Bjostad, Patrice (Paul) Sinclair, Cathy (Steve) Laue, Jim (Louise) Patt, Tom Patt, Toni (Nick) Baartz, Dee (Dean) Aceto as well as nieces Mary, Lisa, Kris, Ann, Becky, Renee, Sarah and nephews Jon, Rob, Brian, Jimi, Jake, Logan, and his five "great" nieces and four “great” nephews. Also survived by loved companion and supporter Cindy Davis as well as a tribe of friends.
Dan, Danny Boy, Dano was the baby brother of seven siblings, who took an early interest in all things aviation, airplanes, and flight. He was an avid artist, who started drawing and painting with his mother at a young age and had a lifetime appreciation for the world of art. A talented drummer, he loved making music and finding new music of all genres to enjoy and share with others, especially when his brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews could "rock out" with him or play along. Dano inspired us all to see, hear, and enjoy things with an attitude of wonder. If he could work on something with his hands or spend time talking, laughing a big laugh, and sharing stories with loved ones and friends, he was happiest. Dan was a life-long friend to animals and parent to several cats and dogs. He will most be remembered for his bright-eyed view of the world, his welcoming spirit and huge heart, and his limitless sharing of joy. He made friends wherever he went, working behind the bar or consulting about art on the gas tank of a Harley; meeting people and forming bonds with anyone he met was his special gift. Dano's loss will be felt across so many areas of his life - his family, friends, co-workers and customers at Waukegan Airport and the bars where he worked, and by people who have commissioned or enjoyed his art, which can be found on motorcycles, wall murals, airplanes, and beyond. There is no replacing the energy, talent, and always smiling Dano in our lives.
“I will be watching over you/I’m gonna help you see it through I will protect you in the night/ I’m smiling next to you” Queensryche
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night/Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life/You were only waiting for this moment to arise” The Beatles
"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 12th 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 at Waukegan National Airport Administration Bldg. 2601 Plane Rest Drive, Waukegan, Ill.