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Patrick Alan Reetz, 49

Patrick Alan Reetz, Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Hudson, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, at the age of 49.

Patrick was born in River Falls Dec. 18, 1958, to David and Phyllis (Zimmerman) Reetz. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1977 and worked briefly at the Hudson Star-Observer.

He had a lifelong love for aviation and started by soloing at the age of 17. Flying took him around the globe, making friends wherever he went.

He was involved with the printing industry for the last 18 years and built lasting relationships.

As his world revolved around his two daughters, he became involved with the YMCA Indian Princess programs, where he enjoyed many dad-daughter activities.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Joetta, and two daughters, Schylene and Alexandria, of Fort Worth; and two brothers, Michael and Gregory.