Jon M. Pady, 64, died suddenly in Duluth, MN from a quick progressing illness.

Jon was born in Shawneetown, IL, then moved and lived his early years in Macomb, IL. Jon's love of cats and pets began there when Jon had a pet raccoon and several pet kittens.

Joplin, MO was the next place Jon lived. His parents had a cabin nearby. Even at an elementary age, Jon showed signs of his love for plants and design by gathering rocks from the river, using them as edging for a flower garden of his design and choice of plants. When Jon was 11 years old, he was in a car accident with his family. Jon was burned and had a broken leg. For many months he was in the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Texas.

Jon's father later became a chaplain for the military in Germany. Jon was able to go to school there and travel through Europe. When his mother had cancer, the family moved to Phoenix, AZ where his aunt lived. After his mother died, Jon remained in Phoenix and became a real estate agent while his father returned to the family home in Washburn, WI. Eventually, Jon joined his father up on "the farm" where over time he had goats, chickens, more cats, a dog and an assortment of other pets both domestic and wild, including another raccoon.

In Wisconsin, Jon used his planning and design ideas to build a guest house and a sun room on the old house. He also designed plans for a home which a friend's family member had built.

Jon loved to entertain and have family and friends come to visit

Jon has several cousins remaining from both sides of his family. At a future time there may be a memorial service in Tempe, AZ, where Jon's ashes will be buried with his parents.

At this time Jon’s friend Pete will be remaining on at Jon's home to care for the house and pets.

Cards and condolences can be sent to The Pady Family at Faith Baptist Church in Bayfield.

The Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn is handling the arrangements. To view this obituary online or express online condolences, please visit

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