Patricia Ann Pankratz, 84 of Browerville died Sunday, March 4 at CentraCare Health in Long Prairie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, with Fr. Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville and on the day of the funeral one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.
Patricia was born July 15, 1933 in Morris to Clarence and Hattie (Colby) Taylor. She attended school in Browerville and as a young lady, she moved to Northfield where she worked at her aunt and uncle’s restaurant as a waitress. On October 17, 1953, she married Larry Pankratz in Browerville and they lived in Minneapolis and worked at a dry cleaners until 1955 when they moved to Browerville and farmed until 1959. In 1966, Pat began working for Harts Press and worked there until 1992 when she retired.
She enjoyed having a large garden and feeding all the birds in the area, she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Dolly (Bob) Sadlo of Browerville, Deb (Steve) Olson of Browerville, Julie (Dale) Massman of Osakis; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two on the way.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Husband-Larry, 0ne granddaughter and one grandson.