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“Patty and I were good friends when we were kids; the girlfriend I knew in the last house onour street. We had lots of fun and shared many secrets...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Diane Schreiber Graham - Essex, CT

“Grandpa Ken - Sorry to hear about Grandma's passing. I would have been at the service if I'd have known about it sooner. Rest in peace, Grandma. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mindy Christenson - Albert Lea, MN

“So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Trudy Grunzke - wells, MN

“God's speed Pat! I smile when I remember the horseshoe games at Harvey/Evie's that started in the early mornings and ended up late in the evenings! ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Meyer - Wells, MN

“So sorry for your loss. Pat was such a nice lady ❤ I enjoyed working with her and I'm sure she took great care of one of our Haleys Pups. RIP ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Amy Martin - Albert Lea, MN

“Kenny, Penny, Aunt Evie, Linda and families.I am sorry to hear of Pat's passing. May you all find comfort and peace from heaven above and keep your...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rhonda Iverson - Grenada, MS

“Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your sister was a great and fun person to work with. (as were you). You and your family are in my thoughts...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jan Nelson - Ramsey, MN

“I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I had no idea she was even sick. She was such a fun upbeat person to be around and was a terrific bowler and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Carrie Beckmann - MN

“Ken, I am so glad we had time to visit in Albert Lea.Oh so sorry for your loss. Ken, now she is finally at peace. God Bless. Take care of you. ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Grunzke - Alden, MN - Friend

“Kenny, we are so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We have so many great memories of the bean bag games we played, she was the Pro for sure !!! You...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Linda & Denny Swehla - Easton, MN


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Patricia Stenzel, age 73, of Wells, MN died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at her home, after a long battle with colon cancer. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 10:30 AM, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, MN, with Pr. Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.
Patricia was born September 18, 1943 in Princeton, Missouri, the daughter of Harvey and Evelyn "Evie" (Schultz) McLain. Pat married Kenny Stenzel in Las Vegas, NV on March 21, 1992. She loved spending time with her family and friends. In her earlier years, Pat enjoyed bowling and playing softball. She also enjoyed playing Bean Bags, Bocce Ball, horseshoes and fishing. Her garden and flowers were a source of great joy for her. Pat was a lifelong resident of Wells, MN, having worked as a resident nurse's aide for many years at Parkview Care Center in Wells. She retired in 2009.
She is preceded in death by her father, Harvey McLain, numerous aunts and uncles, brothers-in-law: Jake, Bob and David and sister-in-law, Joanne.
Patricia is survived by her husband Kenny, and mother, Evie McLain, sons: Lenny Kauffmann, all of Wells; Mike (Becky) Stenzel of Austin; 7 grandchildren: Jordan (Melinda) Bruegger of South Dakota, Kristy (Mike) Koprowicz of Cannon Falls, MN, Josh (Mercedes) Kauffmann of Cannon Falls, MN, Karl Kauffmann of Mankato, MN, Lilly, Landyn and Laythan Stenzel of Austin; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Ron) Niebuhr of Wells, along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families; 1 aunt: Millie Sailor of Wells and many cousins.