Patrick G. Carroll, February 5, 1942 - July 19, 2020

Patrick G. Carroll
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Patrick G “Frog” Carroll, age 78, passed peacefully Sunday July 19th, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wi. Surrounded by family.

He was born to Francis and Frances Carroll February 5, 1942. He married his sweetheart Elaine Anderson on September 29th, 1973.

He loved watching sports and was very supportive in watching his grandkids with each of their love for sports as well.

He worked many years at Red Owl grocery store before being stationed in the Air Force. He served 1 year in Vietnam as an airplane mechanist then the last 3 years he spent in Phoenix, Az. Upon his return to Austin he became co-partner of the Red Owl and worked there until it was sold. He then ended his work career at the Hormel meat packing plant.

One of his passions was riding his John Deere lawnmower at least 3 times a week. He had the best-looking lawn in the neighborhood. He also enjoyed fishing with his son-in-law (Sonny), his grandson (Kaidan) and nephew Tim who always planned the fishing trips.

He is survived by his wife of all most 47 years Elaine, daughter Leah Taflinger, Jana (Sonny) Johnston, seven grandchildren ; Alisha Carroll, Tonya Schmitz (Andrew) Tazz Taflinger , Josiah Taflinger , Jordan Johnston, Makenna Johnston and Kaidan Johnston and  Three great grandchildren Grayson Lawrence, Eli Schmitz and Lucas Schmitz, sister Martha Rietzma and family, sister-in-law Patti Carroll and family , sister-in-law Marge Capretz (Brian) and family.

Preceded in death by  daughter Tonya Carroll, mother and father, mother and father in law, brother Jim, and brother in-law Jake Rietzma.

We would like to thank the Sacred Heart Hospital staff for the wonderful care given. Hulke Funeral Family Funeral Home & Cremation services for the great assistance and services.

A celebration of life will be held in late September for family and friends.

He will be missed by all that knew him.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Catherine Mitchell August 11, 2020

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and y our family. I still have the doll that he had brought back from Vietnam, she sits in my living room. Fond memories of Minnesota. Thanks.

  2. Marcia (Graves) Vold July 26, 2020

    Elaine and family. Sorry to hear of Pat passing. My condolences to all of you. May he rest in peace and no longer be in pain. love Marcia

  3. Mahlon Krueger July 25, 2020

    Elaine, My heart is very heavy hearing of Pat's passing. We have grew up together as friends neighbors and class mates. There are sooooo many GREAT memories. I pray God to give you comfort during this trying time. Please keep Kay and I informed of your plans for a celebration of life this September. May God smile on all of you in the family. Rest In Peace Frog. I know we will see each other again someday on the other side.

  4. Barbara Flaherty July 24, 2020

    Elaine, sorry to hear Pat passed away, been a lot of years since I have seen you but wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your family.

  5. Gary Lund July 23, 2020

    I first met Pat in 1958 when we were in the local drum and bugle corps. He was a great friend through all the years since. A friend like Pat is a friend you want to keep forever.

    Even though separated by miles, Blythe and I have enjoyed the opportunity of occasionally visiting with Pat, Elaine and family through the years.

    Blythe and I send our condolences to Elaine and family.

    Gary Rasmus Lund

  6. Kay Krueger July 23, 2020

    Elaine and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you and may he RIP.

  7. Dennis Berge July 23, 2020

    So sorry to hear my friend Pat has died. He was a good friend and my best man at my wedding. My prayers go out to his family. He will be missed by many.