Thomas Patrick “Pat” Reardon
August 20, 1941-July 15, 2019
Pat Reardon, 77, of Columbus, formerly of St. Edward, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at St. Edward Catholic Church in St. Edward, with the Rev. Bill L'Heureux officiating. Interment will follow at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, with a 6:30 p.m. wake service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward Fire Department or the St. Edward Medical Clinic.
Thomas Patrick “Pat” Reardon, the son of Alphonso and Laura Ann (Bloyd) Reardon, was born on Aug. 20, 1941, at home in St. Edward. Known as “Oscar” to many, he was baptized and confirmed at St. Edward Catholic Church and attended school in St. Edward, graduating from St. Edward High School in 1959. Immediately following his graduation, Pat worked construction where he helped build a concrete grain elevator in Silver Creek, one of the first in the area. Pat then worked at Behlen Manufacturing from 1959-1962.
On Oct. 5, 1963, Pat was united in marriage to Deanna Flaherty at St. Edward Catholic Church. The couple made their home in St. Edward until the fall of 1999, when they moved to Columbus. From 1963–1992, Pat worked at Mahoney Sales and Service and had ownership in the company beginning in 1978. Pat opened his own business, Reardon Lawn and Garden, in 1992, and operated it until 2004 when he sold the business to his son, Terry and daughter-in-law, Robin. Pat continued to help at the business until 2015, when his health forced him to retire.
Pat was past president and member for 31 years of the St. Edward Fire Department. He also stayed busy as a member of the zoning committee, youth sports coach, Boy Scouts leader, Beaver Booster Club President, and St. Edward High School Alumni President. Pat was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church from 1941-1999, and St. Isidore Catholic Church from 1999 until present.
Pat loved all sports, and he especially enjoyed a tradition of playing golf with his son and grandsons every year on Father's Day. He enjoyed following the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Kansas City Royals. Most of all, Pat loved spending time with his family and was very close with his six nieces. Pat also enjoyed spending time with the staff and residents at david place in David City, many of whom became like family.
Pat is survived by his grandchildren: Chelsea Czapla of Omaha, Shane (Satarah) Reardon of Omaha, Kirby (Dana) Reardon of Lincoln; great-grandson, Brecken Czapla of Omaha; step great-grandson, Aiden Czapla of Omaha; great-granddaughter, WillaVee Ona Reardon of Omaha; daughter-in-law, Robin Reardon of Columbus; six nieces: Kelly (Jim) Bader of Albion, Shari (Arnie) Buettner of Albion, Jill (Lowell) Imus of Albion, Jana (Glen) Molt of Albion, Lori Zabka of Albion, Lisa (Jim) Kennedy of Cedar Rapids; many great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Deanna; son, Terry; sister, Maxine (Harold) Zabka; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Milton and Ona Flaherty.
Miller-Levander Funeral Home of St. Edward, NE is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.