Condolence & Memory Journal

Love and miss my man

Posted by Scott Souder - Kansas City, MO - Big Bro   October 27, 2012

It truly truly saddens me to hear of Pat's passing! As kids Pat and I were the best of friends and I feel lucky to of had him in my life. I have sooo many memories of running around with Pat and Aric that I just can't even begin to start. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers and that Pat will live on through our memories.

Posted by Christopher Bruner - Winfield, KS - Friend   October 02, 2012

Dr. Souder,
Our thoughts and prayers to you and yours. May family memories of good times aid in bringing peace and comfort to all...

Ray & Shirley Gibbs Family

Posted by Raymond Gibbs - McPherson, KS   September 29, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He will be thought of often.

Posted by Amy west - Mexico city, Mexico - Cousin   September 29, 2012


David, Susan & family, we were so sorry to learn of Pat's passing. No parent should have to go through the pain you are dealing with. Our hearts go out to you all. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
Brad & Vicki Giddings

Posted by Brad & Vicki Giddings - McPherson, KS - friend   September 28, 2012

To the family of Patrick J. Souder:

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Patrick. I know he will be missed by you all. You are in our prayers and I know the Lord will be there with you all in this hard time. Dr. Souder we are thinking about you and your family.

Posted by Dallas, Katie & Judy Redger    September 28, 2012

I am sorry to hear about Patrick, I can only imagine how hard this will be for you all. You and your family will be in my prayers!

Posted by Wendi Swoboda (Stahl) - Union, MO - Family friend   September 28, 2012

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Wendi Swoboda - Union, MO - Family friend   September 28, 2012

I offer my deepest sympathy to the Souder family for their tragic loss of a great son and sibling. Pat was a great friend to me in our early years. We shared many memories that will always make me smile, from our sports endeavors to the hijinks of high school kids. Pat, you will be missed by many, godbless untill we see each other again.

Posted by David Paul - friend   September 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Heather Thiessen - Inman, KS - friend of Shannan   September 27, 2012

To the Souder Family,

I have so many memories of Pat and Aric when we were younger. It's really hard to think of those memories with out getting emotional so i can only imagine the pain that you all are feeling. I offer my deepest condolences to you all. Pat was a special guy that always had me smiling every time he visited my office. Thanks for all the memories and RIP until we meet again!

Posted by Josh Alexander - McPherson, KS - Friend   September 27, 2012

Such a terrible loss of such a cool person! My love and prayers are with his family. Pat you had the best smile ever! May you live in glory with the angels!

Posted by Audrey - Overland Park, KS - Friend   September 27, 2012

I too have so many wonderful memories of Pat. I am grateful I could know him and call him a friend. My heart aches for those he has left behind. I pray our loving Savior gives his family peace at this difficult time. With loving thoughts and prayers~

Posted by Jennifer Eoff - Maricopa, AZ - Friend   September 26, 2012

Dear David and Susan I am so sorry to read the Patrick had passed. Loss is never easy and the lost of a child is one of the worst. My family sends their condolences to your family and will hold your family up in prayer

Posted by Karla (LIgon) Thompson - Wichita, KS   September 26, 2012


Patrick will be greatly missed, and my condolences go out to his family, children and to his friends. I life is only partically lived when you die so young and he had only gotten half way.

Posted by Lisa Taylor - McPherson, KS - we were coworkers at applebees   September 26, 2012

Dear Souder Family,

This gives me pause to remember all of the many memories of growing up with Patrick and Aric on N. High Drive. Pat was always most kind in sharing his skateboard or basketball among other enjoyable times. Thinking of all the Souder family...

Sarah Heidebrecht

Posted by Sarah Heidebrecht - Barnard, VT   September 26, 2012

I was very shocked when I heard about Pat, I am truly sorry for your loss. I know that God is sufficient in his Grace and Mercy and will see you all through your grieving process. I know it has been a long time in seeing family members, but have many fond memories of all of you since my childhood at Grace in McPherson. I pray that God keeps you strong for each other and shows you how much He loves you. Debbie

Posted by Debbie Penrod James - Inman, KS - friend of family   September 26, 2012

I struggle to find words remotely sufficient to express how sorry I am for your loss. I did not know Patrick in his wilder years so I do not have those fond memories of many of his life long friends. As a next door neighbor of Patrick I feel I got to know him quite well though. The Patrick I knew was a fun loving man who was absolutely devoted to his boys. My heart absolutely breaks for the entire family, especially the boys. Caleb and Tristen, know that your dad loves you more than anything and will continue to do so as he looks down on you even today. Boys, I can not answer why he had to leave so soon but to say that God had plans for your Dad that we cannot understand right now. Dad will forever live through you guys and you will see him again someday. For now, will be looking down on you, proud to be your dad, loving you above all and will await the day when he can speak to you again. Know yoy guys are now and will forever be loved, by your family, friends, neighbors, your dad and God. I pray for peace for the family that surpasses all understanding, comfort and rest. Jesus hold these boys in your arms as their abba father as they morn the loss of their earthly father. My heart shatters when I think about the boys but know you will be their to hold them and comfort them. To the rest of the family, please know that Tracy and I are here and willing to help in anyway possible so please do not hesitate to call on us for anything. We are so so sorry for your loss!

Posted by Gary L. Price Jr. - McPherson, KS - Neighbor/Friend   September 26, 2012

To all that loved Pat, I have not seen Pat in about 15 yers but the memories I hold are very clear and unfortgetable. We had so many good times, especially at middle school dances. Pat smiled bigger and lauder then anyone and his smile and his love for his family and friends will forever be missed. I hope the family finds comfort in knowing that Pat is loved and cherrished by so many people. My thoughts are with you all.

Posted by Brandi Robinson    September 26, 2012

We will always keep fond memories of Pat in our hearts. We are saddened by your loss. Patrick is with the Lord and in that we take comfort. We pray for God's peace and comfort for all of the Souder family. You are all so very special to us! Patrick, I love your picture, it shows the great spirit and fun loving person you grew to be. You will be missed by so many!

Posted by Gary and Cher Clifton - McPherson, KS - friend of the family   September 26, 2012


My heart was sadden to hear of your loss Pat. Especially since you were soooo young. It wasnt but the other week i saw you at the gas station. I had no idea that I wouldnt be able to crack anymore twin jokes at you. I am praying for all the family and friends of you. They will need all the strength possible for losing such an AMAZING guy! Rest in Peace

Posted by Courtney Starks-Cowper - Mcpherson, KS - friend   September 26, 2012

I worked with pat 10 years ago and hung out with him a lot after work he is and will always be a good man will be missed by many.

Posted by Vanessa - KS - friend/ex coworker   September 26, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss! You are all in my prayers!

Posted by Amber Cooley - Olathe, KS   September 26, 2012

Shannon and family, my heart was saddened when I heard about your brother/son. Just know that GOD will hold you in the hollow of his hand, and gaurd your heart with mercy. I will always remember his beautiful smile! I am lifting your family up in prayer.

Sonnie Martin

Posted by Sonnie Martin - McPherson, KS   September 26, 2012

Souder Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of playing at your house and in your neighborhood with Pat, Aric, and the Karstetter's. I will always remember his big smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ashley (Burnison) Nelson and Family

Posted by Ashley (Burnison) Nelson - Kansas City, MO   September 25, 2012

My Prayers to the family he will be missed...

Posted by Mick Clark - melbourne, FL - old time friend   September 25, 2012


I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family and his children. I will keep you in my prayers, May God Bless you at this time and give you strength.

Bonnie Krehbiel

Posted by Bonnie Krehbiel - McPherson, KS - friend of family   September 25, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. You are in are thought and prayers. Lean on each other during your journey of sorrow and pain. As everyone else, we can't imagine what you are going threw but are hearts are aching for the whole Sounder Family

Posted by Quentin and Cathy Stockham - Springfield, MO   September 25, 2012


Dear Sauder family,
My heart breaks for family. I cannot begin to express to you my condolences. I will hold you and your families up to the Lord in prayer today and in the days that follow. Losing a loved one so quickly is so hard... there are so many unanswered questions. I pray that you feel the Love and Light of the Lord shine upon you. And that your memories remain fresh in your hearts always until you meet again in heaven. May God bless you all.

Posted by Treva Prieb - McPherson, KS - friend of the family   September 25, 2012

This whole family is amazing! I love all of you. I was welcomed, without judgement, into your circle eight years ago. I feel so much hurt for you. Please know that my thoughts are with you....

Posted by Shawn Stockham - Mesa, AZ - My wifes cousin and friend.   September 25, 2012

Dear Souder family,
My hearts aches for you at the lose of Pat. He was so fiercely devoted to his family. He loved his boys more than life!
I pray that God will fill your hearts with comfort and peace.
"and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." Isaiah 35:10

Posted by Cathy Wehrman - McPherson, KS - Co-worker / Friend   September 25, 2012

One of the first true friends I ever had. Pat spoke softly, but his words were mighty. Knowing Pat made me a better person. My heart breaks for your family.

Posted by Lance Vernon - Salina, KS - Family Friend   September 25, 2012


Patrick John, You will be missed more than you can ever think of. We always had such fun and great laughs when our little goup that we called family would get together for backyard fires and swimming. God was in need of another angel and little did he know he was getting such a great man and father! Prayers go out to your family and your boys.

Posted by Jessica Klatt - McPherson, KS - friend   September 25, 2012


Our prayers are with all of the friends and family of Pat. We are truly saddened by this news. I've known Aric for as long as I can remember now and I never really got to know Pat on the same level but I know that he was truly a great man, father and friend, loved and will be missed by many. My memories go back a long way but I will never forget Pat's smile when I would come to him and talk as if he were Aric as I could never tell them apart "until" Pat would smile or Aric would talk back :) They are both awesome people and my heart goes out to Aric and everyone else who is hurting right now. RIP Pat......your in the arms of the angels now.....say HI to Ben for me will ya?! and help the others watch over us all.........

Posted by Sean and Jamie Simpson - McPherson, KS - Friend of Aric's   September 25, 2012


My thoughts and prayers go out to the family as they have lost this wonderful man. I have so many memories of you Pat I can't express them all. I remember the first time I met you, when you worked at Mcpherson College in the caf. It was the first day of classes and I didn't know who you were but you looked right at me as I was getting my food for lunch and told me that I belonged in the kitchen. At first I didn't know what to take of it, but then you smiled and as time went on I got to know you more and more. I not only got the pleasure of working with you at the college but also at applebees. Which is a whole other story. I remember the first time I met your twin Arik. He was sitting at the same high top table that you always do when you came in on your days off and of course he was in my section, you were in the kitchen cooking (and I knew this of course) but out of instinct I went to greet him at the table and looked at him and said "Hey Pat whats up?" then it clicked in my head wait your in the kitchen. Your brother looked at me, smiled, and said actually i'm Arik his twin but could you call him out of the kitchen I need to tell him something. I was so embarrassed. Pat you will truely be missed and loved. My heart goes out to Tristin and Caleb. Boys this is a hard time, but you have so many people around you that are here for you and love and support you. I am so sorry for your loss as it has devistated many people. Your dad was and always will be a great man. He now looks down upon you from heaven and smiles as he knows you are still in great hands. We love you and hope your hearts come to an ease as you try to move forward in life.

With all my love,

Posted by Allison Stenberg - McPherson, KS - Friend   September 25, 2012


Dr. Souder, Susan, family and friends of Pat,
I'm so saddened by the news of Pat's passing. Sometimes we sure don't understand ... and I can't even imagine the pain in your hearts ... but I pray that God will give you the "Peace which surpasses all understanding" as you go through this most difficult time and that your precious memories will help comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry.
Most Sincerely,

Posted by Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS - friend of family   September 25, 2012


Pat was a wonderful man who will be truly missed by many. He made me laugh when i was having the worst of days,his smile and humor was very contagious. He touched alot of peoples lifes and for that i know we are all thankful and glad that we had a chance to know him. my prayers go out to Caleb and Tristen and chad and ashleigh and the rest of his family, he talked about you all alot he loved you very very much! Now he gets to see all the ku games he wants and golf and frisbee golf all day.

Posted by Tristin - mcpherson, KS - friend/coworker   September 25, 2012

My heart goes out to the entire Souder family. Losing a loved one too soon leaves a pain that will never heal. May Gods love surround you all and bring a sense of comfort during this difficult time....
I'm so sorry.

Posted by Cristy (Mitchell) Newell - OKC, OK - Friend from school   September 25, 2012


We can't imagine what you are feeling, but we want to express our condolences to you. Please let us know of any way we can help you.
My memory that sticks out the most with Pat, is the first time my son Chase met him. Chase "thought" he was talking to Aric, of course Pat knew and was playing along. Then Aric walked up. Chase was looking at the both of you in utter shock. He was frozen in his shoes for awhile, we were all laughing so hard. RIP Pat, we are blessed to have known you. The Garibaldi's

Posted by mike and Tracy Garibaldi - Mcpherson, KS - Family friend   September 25, 2012

Doc & Aric - I am soooo sorry to hear about Pat. It really broke my heart!! I can't imagine what the whole family is going thru right now. Keep your eyes up & the Lrd will give you strength. God only take the angels!! I used to tell Doc that I could only tell the boys apart at walmart when one would walk right passed me & the other one would stop & visit. RIP Pat!!!!!
Aric, if you need anything get ahold of Dan or I!!

Posted by Shelley Miller - McPherson, KS - friend of Aric   September 25, 2012

susan and family ...... words completely elude me right now. know i am thinking and praying for peace for you and your family to keep loving memories of patrick alive.

Posted by beverly erichsen - mcpherson, KS - friend of family   September 25, 2012


I will pray for the entire family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Katrina Bray    September 25, 2012


My heart goes out to Patricks family!! Patrick lived his everyday for his boys...He was an amaizing father! I was truly blessed to be able to call him my friend! We laughed alot, cried alot....and helped each other through alot! I am sooo guna miss you my friend! Yur smile would light up a room. Patrick...I will forever hold on to the first outfit you got baby Emma when she was born...I still hear your giggle handing me a KU out fit for her when you know I am a texas fan. We shared so many memories...but you were always there for me, and my kids no matter what. We sometimes don't take the time to stop and say how we feel....We thank you for being you and love you so much... you will alway have a special place in our hearts.....RIP my friend! Till we meet again!

Posted by Becca Horn - McPherson, KS - Friend   September 25, 2012

Doc Souder and Aric and other family members, I am so sorry for your loss and pray God will comfort you all as only He can. May He strengthen you and carry you and give you His peace.

Posted by Robin Taylor - Hillsboro, KS - co-worker of brother Aric   September 25, 2012


For his boys --
My prayers are with you. Stay strong and hang on to mommy.

Posted by Sondra Enfield - Hutchinson, KS   September 25, 2012

To Aric's twin, we miss you and love you dearly. From, Aric's wife.

Posted by Aric and Tara Souder    September 25, 2012


To family & friends: I am so sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. I didn't know him all that well, only met him a few times. But he was always polite & very friendly. I want you all to know that our thoughts & prayers are with each & everyone of you at your time of sorrow. Just remember all the good times & memories, it will help get you through this time of difficulty. God Bless & keep you under his wings. Deanie & Gary Robbins

Posted by Deanie Robbins - Mcpherson, KS   September 25, 2012

Pat and I were very close through highschool. We played basketball,kicked trees when life was hard, worked and enjoyed life together. He was always a good friend to me and I am sad to know we will be without him. My prayers are with his family and all of those who loved him and will miss him.

Posted by Tracy Copp - salina, KS - friend   September 25, 2012

All Souder family and friends, my deepest sympathy to you all. Pat was a very happy guy and all my memories of him are good ones. Like playing truth or dare and jumping out of the hot tub into a foot of snow! Pat was a great guy. I will keep you all in my prayers. God is with you.

Posted by Rodd Martin - Wichita, KS - Lifelong friend   September 25, 2012

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Audrey    September 25, 2012

Dear Doc, Susan and Family,
Our hearts ache for you and your family. I remember when we first met Pat, so many years ago, back when he was in grade school . When he and Aric first started coming over they were not allowed to take off their ball caps until we learned to tell them apart. it didn't take long. I will always remember all the good times my kids got to share with Pat, Aric and Kelli at church camp. Throughout all of the years, no matter how long in between the times I saw Pat, he always had a big smile and then a huge hug for me. I will always be thankful I had the privilege of knowing him. He will be missed by many. You are all in our prayers.
With much love,
Larry and Jeanie Vernon

Posted by Larry and Jeanie Vernon - McPherson, KS - Friend   September 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. You will be missed.

Posted by Christina Whitfield - McPherson, KS   September 25, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss...i will always remember the fun times we all shared that later turned to crazy shenanigans that are now wonderful laughs and memories...I am so very sorry!! All your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Kelli Witte - salina, KS - friend   September 25, 2012