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Patricia M. “Pat” Bromenshenkel, age 74 of Sauk Centre, passed away from a tragic automobile accident on Monday, October 4, 2021. Her children will honor her life in a private memorial mass with inurnment in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elrosa. Family and friends are invited to an informal celebration of her life to be held at the Sinclair Lewis Park on Saturday, October 30 from 1 – 3 pm.
Patricia Mary Wiechmann was born on March 12, 1947 to Robert and Dolores (Herzog) Wiechmann and was raised on a dairy farm in Elrosa. She graduated from Belgrade High School in 1965. She then worked at the Sauk Centre Creamery, owned a home daycare business, and more. Most notably, for more than 20 years she was a manager of a local agency, currently called WACOSA. She was passionate about helping individuals with disabilities find opportunities to work and live in Sauk Centre and surrounding communities.
Patricia was an active member of the community throughout the years. She was the President of the local Dollars for Scholars Organization and the President of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for multiple years. She also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at St. Paul’s Church and sang in the church choir.
Patricia is survived by her six children and their families, Eric Bromenshenkel (Courtney Vail), Sonja (David) Goerdt, Tara (Brett) Oberg, Amber (David) Cziok, Lindsey (Andy) Bronczyk, and Dana (Jeff) Hellman. She is also survived by her siblings Darlene (Daryl) Rachey, Marc (Audrey) Wiechmann, Anita (Jerry) Vearrier, and Pamela Wiechmann. Patricia always put family first. Her love and devotion were an inspiration to her family.
In retirement, she spent as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren; Raegin, Pragya, Eric, Catherine, Bennett, Ayden, Ellery, Leyton, Matthew, Lauren, Greta, Elise, Ellana, Madelynn, and Penelope. She took the time to know each of her grandchildren and encourage them in all that they did. Her memory and love will live on with all of them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Joe, and infant sister Marilyn.
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