Patricia Gutzke

NEW ULM — Patricia Gutzke, age 81 of New Ulm, died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.

Funeral service was on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH chapel. Pastor Jeffrey Bovee officiated, and burial was in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Patricia is survived by her husband, Dean Gutzke; her children; Cheryl (Paul ) Haala and Paul (Gwynne) Gutzke; her grandchildren, Alex Gutzke, Amber (Peter Finken) Gutzke, Rachel (Chuck) Dent, Steven (Tiffany) Haala, Ryan ( Marie) Haala, Sarah (Chase Tessmer) Haala and 12 great-grandchildren; her sister, Janet Wandersee; brother, David Krohn; sister-in-law, Shirley Krohn; brother-in-law, Bob Hansen and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Krohn; sisters, Kay Hansen, Louise Jones, Joyce Town and Phyllis McCowen.

Patricia Ann Krohn was born August 19, 1936 in New Ulm to William and Florence (Volz) Krohn. She graduated from New Ulm High School. She married Dean Gutzke on February 15, 1957 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. She worked as a waitress for over 40 years at Veigel’s Kaiserhoff. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, traveling and having lunch with her friends. Above all else she loved spending time with her family.

In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the American Heart Association or St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm.