Our loving Mother was born Patricia Elizabeth Evers, on Dec 18, 1943 in New Ulm, MN, to Theodore and Madeline (Niedecker) Evers. Pat was the eldest of six children. She joined our Father in Heaven on Sept 19, 2019, at the age of 76.
Patricia graduated from St Mary’s Catholic High School in Sleepy Eye, MN during the summer of 1961. In September of 1962 She married the love of her life, our Dad, Allan Schroeder. They were happily married for 55 years, until his passing in 2018. Pat and Allan raised three sons; David Schroeder (Jeanne) of Hobbs, NM; Scott Schroeder of Renville, MN; and Randy Schroeder (Lilly Acosta) of Hobbs, NM.
Patricia and her husband Allan transferred to Hobbs NM from Minnesota 36 years ago with Good Samaritan Society. Both worked at the nursing home and managed the apartments for many years. Our Mom enjoyed cooking and baking, especially during the holidays with grandchildren around. She enjoyed decorating cakes for birthdays and special occasions. Pat was a joyful member of St. Helena’s Catholic Church, serving as a Lector and Eucharistic minister for many years. Mom loved spending time with family and friends, swimming (rehab), playing cards, Elvis Presley, and the Denver Broncos.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Allan, both her parents and her brother Joel Evers.
She is survived by her three sons, and seven grandchildren; Heather Milton, Plains, TX, Joshua Schroeder, Hobbs, NM, Ryan Schroeder, Portales, NM, Jennifer Schroeder, Hobbs, NM, Eric Schroeder, Socorro, NM, Dillon Wollin, Springfield, MN, Cody Schroeder, Redwood Falls, MN, and two great grandchildren, Kylee Milton, Plains, TX and Torryn Milton, Plains, TX, as well as four siblings: Colleen Pfaff (Bruce), New Ulm, MN, Nancy Mann, Sleepy Eye, MN, Mike Evers (Cindy), Butterfield, MN, and Debbie Beam, Sioux Falls, SD, also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mother’s wishes were to be cremated and laid to rest next to our Dad Allan at Prairie Haven Cemetery. Hobbs, NM.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Helena’s Catholic Church on Thursday, November 14 at 10 am with Rev. Joseph Pacquing officiating.
Arrangements are with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. Hobbs, NM; Condolences may be made online at: www.chapelofhopefunerals.com.