Patricia Evelyn Debner, age 65, of Buffalo, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Howard Lake.
She was born Feb. 20, 1945, in Le Sueur, to Reuben and Catherine (Mager) Simmons. Patricia grew up in Le Sueur, and was baptized and confirmed at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
She attended Le Sueur High School and graduated in 1963. Following high school, Patricia found employment in the Twin Cities metro area.
Patricia married Gary Debner Oct. 1, 1966, at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur. The couple made their home in Plymouth and Wayzata. To this union, two children, Kristin and Michael, were born.
Patricia worked at Gage (Carlson Companies) Marketing, and later Roto- Rooter, both in Plymouth.
In 2004, Patricia and Gary moved to Buffalo to be near children and grandchildren.
Patricia enjoyed many things in life, including travel, and concerts. She was one of the screaming teenagers at the 1965 Beatles concert at the Met stadium.
A Twins and Vikings fan, Patricia also enjoyed reading and baking. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Patricia was very active in her church, and had been a member at Holy Name in Medina, St. George in Long Lake, and St. Francis Xavier of Buffalo.
She is survived by her husband, Gary, of Buffalo; daughter Kristin (Richard) Lord of Monticello; son Mike (April) Debner of Howard Lake; and grandchildren Amber and Aiden Debner, and Jessica and Ian Lord.
Patricia is further survived by a brother, Ron (Helen) Simmons of South Carolina; sisters Carol (Mark) Lawrence of Maison Lake, MN, Sue (Bob) Panzer of Zumbrota, and Judy (Jerry) Eykyn of Worthington; sisters-in-law Virginia (Arlo) Schultz of Elk River, and Lavonne Carlbloom of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Catherine; and an infant daughter.
A memorial Mass took place Saturday, July 31 at noon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Buffalo. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Anne Cemetery of Le Sueur.
Visitation was Friday, July 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.
Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.