Patricia Ann Strand, 77

Patricia Ann Strand, age 77, of Lester Prairie, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at her home.

A celebration of Patricia’s life will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Waverly Pavilion in Waverly. Memorials preferred to the family.

Patricia was born June 9, 1938, in Minneapolis, to Joseph and Ruth Waresh.

She was married to Lee Alan Strand Dec. 18, 1953, in Des Moines, IA. Lee and Patricia were married for 54 years, until Lee’s passing April 26, 2008. Together, they had five daughters.

Patricia’s passions were cooking, canning, and baking; “Pat made the best buns.”

She won silver skates at the 25th annual Minneapolis Star-park board Silver Skate Derby at the Powderhorn rink as a teen.

Patricia rode horses and enjoyed many horse shows. She was also an avid reader of literature, loved to garden, and grew beautiful flowers.

In addition to her husband, Lee, Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ruth Waresh; a sister, Barbara Allen; and a grandson, Robbie Hickman.

She is survived by a sister, Marlys Pepera; children: Debbie Dykhoff, Cindy (Randy) Chrast, Lynn (Tom) Quast, Melissa (Dean) Frederickson, and Rachel (Pat) Laven; grandchildren Holly, Leslie, Daniel, Jessica, Stephanie, Joseph, Lindsay, and Emma; great-grandchildren Merrisa, Lillian, Brandon, Lauren, Makaisa, Madelyn, Delanie, Bryson, Alexis, Brody, Jaden, Jeremy, Jordan, Mackenzie, Lauren, Jack, Sarah, Adam, and Amy; and great-great-grandchildren Aiden and Mckiya.

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