Patricia ‘Pat’ DeWall
CALEDONIA, Minn. — Patricia “Pat” Ann DeWall, 81 of Caledonia, MN passed away April 17, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse.
She was born on March 8, 1941, in Austin, Minn., to Donald and Ardis (Severson) Shirk. She attended school at Austin-Pacelli High School in Austin.
On July 3, 1959, Pat married LeRoy DeWall in Grand Meadow, MN. Pat had worked at Rusert’s IGA, Quillin’s IGA and ABLE in Caledonia and babysat for several families. She was an excellent baker, making cakes, cookies and other wonderful items for her family and others to enjoy. She also enjoyed rearranging the household furniture.
Pat enjoyed making ceramics and painting, and other kinds of crafting. She and LeRoy enjoyed dancing, and Pat enjoyed many kinds of music, often tapping along with her hands to the rhythm. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia, and its W.E.L.C.A. She was also a Sunday School teacher.
Surviving her are her children, Doug (Kathy) and Jerry (Sue) DeWall of Caledonia, Kathy (Tom) Renk of New Albin, IA, Mike (Lynnette) DeWall of Bangor, WI, Sheri (David) Olafson of La Crescent, MN , and Tim (Andrea) DeWall of Caledonia;
grandchildren Nicole (Dean Gavin) DeWall, Darin (Darla Quinnell) DeWall, Cristina DeWall, Shelby (Jerry) Marx, Jeremy (Audrey Stilin) DeWall, Emily (Dillion) Stone, Eric Rud, Elliott and Ella Renk, Alex and Zach DeWall, DeAnna (Charles) Dillon, Colton and Chase DeWall; many great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters-in-laws Don and Gail Shirk and Glenn and Emmy Shirk.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy; granddaughter Erin Rud; brothers-in-law Elvern, Harris, Richard and Marlyn DeWall, sisters-in-law Jannette Sweeney, Marie Baade, Iris DeWall, Mary DeWall, Pam Shirk, Florence DeWall and Althea Williams; brother’s-in-law Hank Baade and Hubert Sweeney; nieces Cynthia DeWall, Sharon Wright and Karen Pederson; nephews David Baade, John Tripp and Matthew Shirk, and daughter-in-law Barb (Rauk) DeWall.
Private family memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia. Pastor Steven Meyer will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Private burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is assisting the family with arrangements.
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