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Patrick W. Lytle

July 2, 2015

Topeka-Patrick W. Lytle, 33, passed away in Topeka


He was born February 23, 1982 at Topeka, the son of Calvin and Helen Wehner Lytle.  He graduated from Rossville High School in 2000.  Patrick received a degree from Wichita Technical Institute in Advanced Electronics and Computer Science.


He was an amazing musician, artist, and friend to all.  He was employed as a Computer Technician at HF Rubber Manufacturing in Topeka.


Survivors include his parents Calvin and Helen, Rossville; three sisters, Barbara Weybrew, Topeka, Bridget (Kelly) Remer, Silver Lake and Betsy (Sean) Mullis, Topeka; his brother, Paul (Denice) Weybrew, Shawnee; 3 nieces and 5 nephews along with numerous other relatives and friends


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Patrick will lie in state Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the church after 5:00 P.M where a rosary will be recited at 5:30 P.M. and the family will greet friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Caleb Weybrews’ Education Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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33 thoughts on “Patrick W. Lytle

  1. I just found out about Pats passing. It had been many years since I’d talked or seen him, but Pat was a very talented and gifted person.

    Extremely sorry for your loss.

  2. To the family….We just want you to know that although we cannot soothe your sorrow, we are praying God will give you the peace that only He can and that your memories of Patrick will be a true blessing to each of you.

  3. To the Lytle family Linda & I extend our deepest sympathy. We know that Patrick is a very gifted person & will be missed by all of us here on earth. May he rest in peace for we know he is at our lords side in heaven above. Our blessings, Dan & Linda Perry

  4. I am so saddened to hear of Pat’s death. He will be greatly missed. Pat and my older brother were good friends a long time ago. I remember Pat coming over to hang out at our house and he always had his pet rat with him on his shoulder. Your family will be added to our prayers.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss!
    We will continue to pray for peace and comfort for your family.

  6. Though I personally did not know Pat, he was my son-in-law Matt and daughter Erin’s very close friend. My grandchildren loved him and would tell me stories about their “Uncle Pat” I visited Topeka three years ago and had the pleasure of meeting Pat then. I instantly liked the tall, gentle young man. I felt he was very nice with a quick wit and caring demeanor. I’m at a lost for words to convey my feelings on Pat’s passing. The world lost a kind soul with his leaving and my grandchildren lost a positive role model that will be impossible to replace. My sincere condolences to Pat’s family, friends, and co-workers. May your memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

  7. We are sending warm thoughts and heartfelt sympathy. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.
    Art and Marilyn

  8. Calvin, Helen, Paul, Barb, Bridget, Betsy, and Family,

    We are heartbroken over the loss of Patrick, your beloved “Patty Cakes”
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.
    With warmest thoughts and deepest heartfelt sympathy…
    All our Love,
    Lora Remer, Vicki, Sandy, Judy, Micki, Laurie, and Families

  9. It was you, Helen, who brought Patrick to piano lessons every week and several times a year to group lessons as well. He spoke affectionately and respectfully of his family.
    One of the pieces he chose to learn and play during our latter time
    together was “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” While Hammerstein and Rogers might not have intended it as a religious song, I feel sure it spoke to Patrick with its strong moving melody and words of beauty and strength, of hope and assurance. I believe Jesus is walking right beside him so that truly Patrick will never walk alone.

    May God be your comfort, strength, and peace.

    Sincerely, Enid E. Hickman

  10. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this this. I never met Pat but knew who he was through my daughter, Natalie. I wanted you to know I was thinking of you at this difficult
    time. May God give you the strength through this loss of Pat. ❤️❤️❤️

  11. So sorry for your loss!! Praying for the days ahead for all impacted by his passing! He will be missed!

  12. I what to offer my sincere condolences to the family. I.am very sorry for your loss. May God grant you the peace that only he can offer.

  13. We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy. May He Rest In Peace & God Speed…………..
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur,Jr.

  14. Barb and Caleb,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Patrick a few times, but I know how much he means to you both. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

  15. Thinking so very much of everyone in your family.

    May Patrick’s many memories continue to remain forever in your minds, and his very special tune of humor, intelligence, and talent beat forever within your hearts while knowing each compression within you is a reminder of Patrick’s “genuine bear hug.”

  16. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and in the days ahead. Pat was a great guy, so talented and brought joy to so many.

    Stay strong in your faith today and everyday.

    Ann & Toby McCullough

  17. I became acquainted with Patrick with my work at HF Rubber. He was always an honor to work with. His demander was kind and calm. I looked forward working with him because I knew he would assist me in whatever issue I had. Very grateful to know him, and my thoughts and prayers are with family and friends at this time.

  18. I only knew Patrick since late November 2014, when I started with HFRM. Though I didn’t know him as long or as well as many did, I count myself blessed to have been able to work with him. He was always able to bring me a laugh or smile. He was far too young to go so soon. Heaven has gained a rockin’ Trekkie and is better for it. God bless Patrick and his family/friends. Rest in peace and know that we’ll never forget you.

  19. I have few childhood memmories that weren’t with Pat. He was the most talented musician I’ve ever known. He had a huge heart and always had a hug for me when I hadn’t seen him in a while. My deepest sympathies to Helen,Calvin, Betsy, Paul, Bridgette, Barb, and anyone else like me who was lucky enough to have been this guys friend at one point or another in our lives.

    • Chad,
      We went through pictures the other day and you were in so many of his activites and even the ones you and he thought were fun and safe activities. LOL You definitely know Patricks true character which speaks volumes to us!

  20. Pat was so talented and sweet. So many memories with him, especially when he would make band lots of fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Charles, Crystal, Joe, and Annie Havens

  21. Patrick was a talented and valued member of the HF family. The contributions he made, personally and professionally, to the organization and staff will be greatly missed.

  22. I did not know Patrick but to see someone that young pass from this life has to be very hard on the family. I will keep him and all of you in our prayers. Teresa Toenjes

  23. My thoughts and prayers go out to Patrick’s family. I had the honor of knowing Patrick when he was in Forensics at school with my daughter. I so enjoyed being around him. He had such a great sense of humor. He always made laugh. May he rest in peace.

  24. I didnt know him that long but always looked forward to seeing him at trivia. Smart, funny, good person, gone too soon.

  25. Helen,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Patrick was such a great “Dad” in the musical, “George M. Cohan”. You and your family are in our prayers at this time.
    Rick and Diane Budden

  26. Pat was always a great friend to my son Kevin and he will be greatly missed. He had a wonderful voice that was silenced to soon.

  27. Pat and my son Jeramy were in the high school band together. We will miss such a talented musician and fine young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult time. My heart goes out to his mother. The loss of a child (no matter their age) is a heartbreaking sadness that you feel you will never get beyond. You have my sympathy and my prayers Helen.

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