Violet Mae Patterson

March 12, 1934 - July 12, 2019

Violet Mae Patterson, age 85, of rural New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, July 12, 2019, at her home.  Vi was born on March 12, 1934 in Freeborn County, MN to Harry and Rose (Rebelien) Fink.  She graduated from Albert Lea High School and shortly after graduation, married John Patterson at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. They lived for a short time in Albert Lea and moved frequently before settling at their beloved farm in Derrynane Township in 1969.  Vi was primarily a homemaker but did some secretarial work in her early years and worked in health care at Mala Strana Nursing Home.  She was a self-taught business woman and owned Quality With Price with her husband from 1981 until retirement in 1994.  Vi and John belonged to bowling leagues in their younger years and Vi was a loving caregiver throughout her life.  She thoroughly loved country life and was devoted to her children and grandchildren.


Vi is survived by her children, Jennifer (Michael) Cohen of Pennsylvania, Mike (Brenda) Patterson of Waseca, Teresa Patterson of New Prague;  best friend, June Hansen; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John on June 8, 1998; sisters, Ilene Ruth Horning & Vivian Rose Schroeder; nephew, David Schroeder.


Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague with Rev. Diane Goulson officiating and Rev. Chuck Anderson participating.  Visitation will take place at church from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Burial will occur at Czech National Cemetery with lunch following in the church social hall.

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Heather Manning
10 months ago

Much love and comfort to you Mike in the loss of your mom.

LuAnn Leach
10 months ago

My sympathy to your family. Teresa, I can see you are a long time caregiver. I hope the care you provide and have provided bring comfort to you. And hope some time for yourself gives you peace.

10 months ago
Reply to  LuAnn Leach

Thank you LuAnn.

Donna Germany
10 months ago

Teresa, my heart, tears and prayers are with you and your family.

10 months ago
Reply to  Donna Germany

Thank you Donna.

Linda Dankers
10 months ago

I remember your mom from when you were in my 2nd grade class, Michael. Sorry to hear of your loss…..Linda (Anderson) Dankers

Charlette Gilder
10 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking to Ms. Vi while visiting with her and Teresa. My prayers are with your family.

10 months ago

Thank you Mrs Charlette

Jessica A Hanson
10 months ago

Vi was a beautiful woman! I am fortunate I got to get to know her.
May she fly high with Angels and be wrapped up in the loving arms of her lord and savior! She will be missed!
We send our Love!
Ryan and Jessica Hanson and The Boys

10 months ago

Thank you.

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