Patrick F. Fox, 70 of Wautoma, died peacefully on January 11, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 10, 1947 in Beaver Dam to LeRoy and Lorraine (Froehling) Fox. He graduated from Xavier High School with the Class of 1965 and was drafted into the US Army on Dec. 12, 1968.

Patrick served as a Sentry Dog Handler with the Military Police. On July 16, 1970, he was honorably discharged. On Sept. 19, 1970, he married Rosemary Kroll at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma.

Patrick had a passion for law enforcement and used his military training to become a deputy sheriff for Waushara County. He was the Waushara County Sheriff for 12 years, then Neshkoro Chief of Police and then continued to work at the Waushara County Courthouse as Security Officer.

Patrick was a member of SASS (Single Action Shooters Society) and was known as “Dangerous Roy” with the Cowboy Action Shooters groups. He also enjoyed all types of hunting. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Patrick is survived by his wife: Rosemary Fox; children: Nicole (Michael) Lukas, Krisi (Ross) Sherburn and Brian Fox; grandchildren: Matthew and Courtney Lukas and Dalene Sherburn; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wautoma. The family greeted relatives and friends at church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Military honors will follow the funeral mass.

Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma is assisting the family with arrangements,