Patricia L. Kerber, 85

Patricia “Pat” Lorraine Kerber, age 85, of rural Winsted passed away Thursday evening, April 14, 2016, at her residence.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Alice Nowak will be the organist for the Mass. Carrie Blomer will be urn bearer.

There was visitation Sunday, April 24 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a CCW rosary recited at 4 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Further visitation will take place Monday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Memorials are preferred to The Holy Trinity New Entrance Building Fund.

Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Pat was born April 14, 1931, in Chaska, the daughter of Leo and Anna (Jacques) Grimm.

She was joined in holy marriage with Walter M. Kerber Oct. 23, 1951, at Guardian Angels Church in Chaska. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Pat enjoyed gardening, flowers, and old time music. She had a special place in her heart for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed entertaining her family on special holidays.

Pat and Wally also enjoyed many trips.

A faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Pat also belonged to St. Anne’s Society, CCW, and Bible study.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Walter M. “Wally” Kerber; six children: Allen (Cathy) Kerber of Arlington, Daniel (Kathy) Kerber of Prior Lake, Cindy (Joe) Nowak of Silver Lake, Colleen (John) Kohout of Olivia, Connie (Steve) Splett of Safety Harbor, FL, and Robert (Jane) Kerber of Woodbury; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Julie Ann Hammers and Mary Walter, both of Chaska; and many other relatives and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Grimm; and a sister, Jean Kamrowski.

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