Patricia M. Rodenberg

NEW ULM – Patricia M. Rodenberg, age 89 of New Ulm died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Deb Bergstrand will officiate, and burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

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Patricia is survived by her daughter, Mary (Richard) Rodenberg-Roberts of Rosemount; sons, John (Dianne) Rodenberg of New Ulm, Thomas Rodenberg of Florida; and grandchildren, David, Analise, Matthew Rodenberg; and Tracey, Brett, Karen, Brandon, Timothy, Beckianne, Amari, Theodore, Nicole, Lola, Jacob, Michael, Kelly, TJ, Martina, Riley, Justin, Toteonia, and Donald Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard who died in 2000; grandson, Christopher Roberts; and daughters-in-law, Betty and Christine Rodenberg.

Patricia “Pat” Malone was born March 5, 1927 in St. Paul to Ralph and Ethel (Anderson) Malone. She was a 1945 graduate from St. Paul Central High School in St. Paul, and later attended Secretarial School. Patricia was united in marriage to Richard Rodenberg on March 29, 1952 in St. Paul. This union blessed the couple with three children whom they raised together in New Ulm. Early in her career, Pat worked for several Twin Cities law firms as a legal secretary before working with her husband at his firm in New Ulm. First, and foremost, Pat was a mother and a grandmother. In life, Pat was best known for her creativity. She was an avid vegetable gardener, and also served in a variety of leadership roles including her work as a den mother in Cub Scouts, and the local 4H Club. She took great pride in everything that she did, but took the most pride in her family. She would do anything for her family, and the love and respect that she gave for any child will forever stay in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Pat was a charter member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm where she served on numerous committees over the years.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents of the Oak Hills Living Center for all that they do.

Memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm: 1400 S State Street New Ulm, MN 56073 or the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm: 1314 8th Street North New Ulm, MN 56073.