Patsy Jean Barstad, 70, of Hermantown, passed away peacefully at her
home, Wednesday, Oct. 17, with her loving husband by her side.
She was born May 25, 1942, in Shooks, Minn., to Earl and Josephine
Spears. She married Vernon Barstad on July 8, 1961, in Littlefork,
Minn. Together they raised two children. She loved spending time
with her family and friends, camping and “snow birding to Arizona”.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dixie Lea Spears
and Virginia Goblirsch and a grandson Jeremy Byrnes. She is survived
by her husband, Vernon; a daughter, Dixie Lea (Tim) Byrnes of
Hermantown; a son, Brian (Jennifer) Barstad of Libby, Mont.; a
sister, Frances (David) Kerr of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; five
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was happy to be at
home these last five weeks under the care of St. Luke’s Foundation
Hospice with Vernon and her dog, Fergie as primary care givers.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday,
Oct. 20, in Grace Lutheran Church. 5454 Miller Trunk Highway. Rev
Phil Berge will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials
to Grace Lutheran Church or St. Luke’s Foundation Home Hospice. To
sign the guestbook on-line, visit www.wlbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements
by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.