Lawmaker and Former Ag Director to Be Laid To Rest
The late Idaho Representative Patrick A. Takasugi who died November 6 will be laid to rest today in Caldwell. The funeral will be held at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Caldwell.. the service starts at 10:30 a.m. A will follow. . Takasugi passed away surrounded by his family after a three-year battle with a rare form of appendix cancer. He was currently serving his second term in the Idaho Legislature as a Representative for District 10, Seat A. Prior to that he served as Director of the Idaho Department of Agriculture for more than 10 years. He also farmed more than 1,500 acres near Wilder and Homedale. He is a graduate of the College of Idaho and a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Takasugi is survived by his wife Suzanne and three children.