Patricia Maxine Delander, age 92 of River Falls, passed away July 18, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Christian Community Home of Hudson. Patricia was born January 25, 1927 in St. Croix County, WI; the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Schwalen) Frey. Patricia graduated from Roberts High School, the Class of 1945. She was united in marriage on April 23, 1946 to Virgil Edward Delander. Their marriage was blessed with twelve children. With a busy household, Patricia graciously provided unconditional love and caring for her children, cooking and baking, and tending to the needs of her family. After her children were grown, Pat worked as a nurse’s aide for many years. She was devoted in her faith, and enjoyed volunteering her time at St. Bridget Catholic Church.
Patricia will remain in the hearts of her children: Gary (Deb), Kay (Greg), Ann, Gregory (Dottie), Edward, Sharon, Bruce, Mary (Doug), Jill (Brian), and Jeffrey; 14 grandchildren: Heather, Brady, David, Jayson, Molly, Jesse, Joshua, Michele, Erin, Natasha, Dan, Jenny, Adam, and Kaley; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; son, Terry; daughter, Kathy; grandson, Jack; sisters, Carmen Hawkins and Marion Swanson.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00 AM Monday, July 22, 2019 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St., River Falls, with Fr. Gerald Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the Mass begins at church. Interment will take place at St. Bridget Catholic Church. Pat’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers for the services. Pat’s granddaughters will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials are preferred to cancer research of donor’s choice.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644. www.oconnellfuneralservices.com