Patrick S. “Ho Ching” Garland

Patrick S. “Ho Ching” Garland

August 25, 1942 – July 14, 2021

Preceded in death by parents, Francis and Grace Garland.  Survived by wife, Susan; sons, Patrick (Edmund Fong), Michael (Heather); granddaughter, Sienna; brothers and sisters, Douglas, Phil, Charles, Roberta, Michael, and Kelly; beloved dog, Boo; many other loving family members and friends.

VIGIL SERVICE: Monday, July 19th at 7pm at West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 5pm to 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, July 20th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th Street.  Private Interment: Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Institute for Priestly Formation.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.




  • Lois Finn Posted July 16, 2021 5:48 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a kind and thoughtful person. May your faith bring comfort..

  • Carolyn Hermann Posted July 17, 2021 7:38 am

    Susan, and Pat’s family. Prayers and condolences to all of you. I grew up with the Garland family and have many great memories. I’m so grateful that I saw and visited with Pat about a month ago.

  • Joyce Boone Chapman Posted July 18, 2021 8:41 pm

    Dear Garland Family, I am sadden by your loss. I am grateful for Pat’s life and salute him for his military service in Vietnam. I have warm memories of Boone and Garland family outings– ice skating and picnics. I am pleased that I got to see Pat a couple years ago when he and Doug visited Des Moines. Cary Grant said it best “Don’t cry because it’s over….smile because it happened”. Blessings to you all at this sad time. Joyce

  • Marilyn and Tim Kingston Posted July 19, 2021 6:14 am

    Susan, Patrick and Michael…Will always remember your Father on his frequent walks with his dear dog around Swanson Park. He would never get very far before stopping to talk with his many friends, always remembering their name…and their pet’s name. Such a delightful and warm person.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Marilyn and Tim

  • Mary and Paul Johns Posted July 21, 2021 11:20 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. We had such a nice time meeting you both at the JCC pool. Our condolences to you, Susan, and your entire family.

  • Larry L Snyder Posted July 21, 2021 2:53 pm

    I can only remember the great times we had playing in the feed house at the elevator,sledging on sugar creek hill playing hockey on the farm pond 4th of July picnics inn my back yard the pasture at the time and any thing else 6 friends could do. I was glad we all got together 2 weeks ago it was special

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *