Patricia Milbrandt, 68

Patricia Ann Milbrandt (Manly), of Dassel, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at 68 years of age, after a heroic, nine-year battle with breast cancer.

A Life Celebration and Mass will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Darwin. The wake will take place Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Mass and internment will take place Monday, Feb. 10 at 11 am.

Pat lived by three words which guided her throughout her life: “Dance, Laugh, Love.”

Memorial in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Phillips Catholic School in Litchfield.

Pat was born May 2, 1951, to Robert Manly and Margaret Manly (Bruzak). She grew up in Northeast Minneapolis where she attended St. Charles of Borromeo Catholic School (k-8), St. Margaret’s Academy (class of 1969), and St. Cloud State, where Pat met the love of her life – Walter (Wally), and married him June 19, 1971.

Throughout her life, Pat expressed joy and love for family, friends and church. Pat brought energy to everything she did. Her laughter was infectious, her positive attitude and faith in God unwavering, and her love and care for others unending.

As a wife and mother, Pat showed tireless devotion to creating a loving home, and being an active member of her faith community.

Pat’s hobbies included dance, where she excelled as an instructor of ballet, tap, and jazz; games, family vacations, fishing, and watching the sun set.

Pat is survived by her husband, children Keri (m. Jamie Maki), Jackie (m. Lawben Byaruhanga) Julie Johnson (divorced), and Robert Milbrandt; nine grandchildren; and her three siblings Gayle (m. William Turnquist), John Manly, and William Manly.

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