Mrotek’s legacy continues through lives he touched



Doreen Mrotek (left), Janet Butterbrodt (center) and Dauneen Amundson (right) dedicated a bench in memory of Pat Mrotek at the Cadott Elementary School Nov. 3. Photo by Ginna Young
Pat served Cadott, first as a science teacher, then elementary principal, for 34 years

By Ginna Young

“Anyone that worked with Pat Mrotek or knew him in any way, knew that his passion for the students of the school, and the school and the community of Cadott, were just the most important thing to him,” said Janet Butterbrodt.

Butterbrodt’s words came at a dedication ceremony at the Cadott Elementary School Nov. 3, in honor of Pat, who passed away from cancer in June. Along with Dauneen Amundson, Butterbrodt spearheaded a movement to install a bench outside the school in memory of Pat.

After working on the bench for a while, Butterbrodt and Pat’s wife, Doreen, approached the Cadott School Board for permission to install the seat depicting a boy and girl reading.

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See Thursday, November 8, 2018, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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