In Memory of Patricia Delander


9:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday July 22, 2019
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Monday July 22, 2019
St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

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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.

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  • We were sadden to learn of Pat’s passing. She was one of the “girls”, along with my mother Jo Vanda, that ventured on a regular basis to see Sister Josie in St. Joseph, WI with Father Dan. They dined and shopped their way to and from St. Joseph many times each year. We loved to her recounts of these trips — told with much laughter and many smiles. We will miss these stories and her smiles.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Barb & Tom

  • Memories and thoughts of Pat ALWAYS bring a smile to our face and warmth to our hearts…Pat was a very special Aunt with a big heart filled with kindness and a beautiful smile. We Love and Miss her…
    To Pat’s loving children…May the memories of your mother’s love be with you and comfort you now and always.
    RonnDa & Harry