Patrick Zielke

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Patrick Zielke
38th Mayor of La Crosse, WI
In office
April 20, 1976 – April 15, 1997
Preceded by W. Peter Gilbertson
Succeeded by John Medinger
Personal details
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Beatrice Zielke
Occupation Retired

Patrick Zielke was the mayor of La Crosse, Wisconsin from 1975 until his retirement in 1997. His twenty two years as mayor are the longest of any mayor in the history of La Crosse.[1]


Zielke was an employee of the Trane Company in La Crosse. In 1964, he was elected to the position of alderman and in 1966, became alderman of the nineteenth ward. He remained in this capacity until 1975 where he successfully ran for position of mayor. He served from 1975 until 1997.