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Mary, Mother of the Church

Patrick Claeys
Claeys, Patrick Nicholas Age 26 of Bloomington passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017. Patrick was our special boy was born on December 10, 1990 and helped us all rediscover joy, excitement, friendship, inclusion, and love for everyone. We loved experiencing his favorite things by his side, such as the Christmas season, setting up elaborate dinner parties, the Minnesota State Fair, and meeting his mascot heroes like Mickey Mouse, Goldy Gopher, and TC Bear. An entire village helped Patrick thrive. Preceded in death by father, Richard; grandfathers, Donald Claeys and Charles Hruska. Survived by mother, Lucinda Hruska- Claeys; sister, Meredith (David) Kruse; grandmothers, Doris Claeys, Virginia Hruska; many aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Many thanks to the doctors and other professionals at Minneapolis Children's Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the Bloomington Schools, Workabilities, and the many people who helped us at our home. We will remember you all forever. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road Burnsville. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass only. Memorials preferred to Children's Hospital foundation, Courage Kenny Foundation or Donor's Choice. BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-888-7771