Pat & Joanne Stephens

1993 Commodore

Pat Stephens and First Mate Joanne Stephens

Commodore Career: UW-L Development Officer

Commodore Date of Birth: 9.16.1948

Commodore Hometown: Born in Baldwin, WI; moved to Milwaukee when he was 6

Siblings in order: Judy, Mike, Mary, Kathy (Pat), Terry First Mate Career: Education
First Mate Date of Birth: 1.19.1951
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Siblings in order: Marilyn, Larry, Mike, Greg, Phil, Andy (Joanne), Steve, Mark Ken, Laura, Bob

Children 1: Kelley
Spouse: Jason Bahr

Grandchildren: Kayla (2001), Brianne (2003), Shealyn (2005), Trey (2007)

Children 2: Shannan
Spouse: Michael Linse

Grandchildren: Braeden (20067), Moira (2009) Children 3: Sean

Spouse: Rachel
Grandchildren: Caleb (2005), Parker (2007),

Delaney (2010) Children 4: Casey

Spouse: Deborah Grandchildren: Dane (2002), Sascha (2008)

Date of Marriage: 8.8.1970
How did you and your partner meet? We met at a mutual

friend’s wedding.

Commodore Hobbies and Interests: Golf, festivals, and beer.

Commodore Community Involvement: Rotary Lights, Freedom Honor Flight, Freedom Fest, Irishfest, St. Elizabeth Parish, Aquinas Catholic Schools campaign, Y-board, Boys and Girls Club, Rotary East, Delta Sigma

Phil Fraternity advisor, La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lobsterfest, Chamber of Commerce, Shamrock Club, Country Boom.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Golf and grandchildren.

First Mate Community Involvement: St. Patrick School volunteer, St. Elizabeth’s Food Pantry, Hunger Task Force Board of Directors, Rotary Lights, Irishfest, Aquinas Catholic Schools campaign, Hope Academy & Fuzznuts.

Interesting Family History: Pat and I grew up 8 blocks apart in Milwaukee. Didn’t meet until I was a senior in high school and he was a junior at UW-L.

Tell the story of how you were asked to be a Commodore and First Mate: Pat was invited to Phil Quillin’s office to discuss UW-L. The other commodores were there.

One thing on your Bucket List: Visit all 50 states and hike as many National Parks as possible.

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