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Patricia A. Poeschel

Patricia A. Poeschel

Patricia Ann Poeschel age 64 of Durand, died Saturday November 11, 2017 at her home in the Township of Lima, rural Durand.

Pat was born July 28, 1953 in Wabasha, MN.  She was the daughter of Phyllis M. Stromness, and grew up in Durand.  She graduated from Durand High School in 1971. She attended and graduated from UW-River Falls with a teaching degree. Pat married Al Poeschel June 29, 1974 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. She taught 3rd grade at St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School for several years.  Pat then worked at the Courier-Wedge Newspaper and later for the Pepin County Land Conservation Office where she was currently employed.

She enjoyed playing cards with her card club, visiting with friends, getting her hair done at the Hair Hut, so she could catch up on the “latest gossip” and her pride and joy, mowing her lawn.  Pat was most proud of her sons, watching them grow up and continuing the family farm. Her children and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Pat is survived by her two sons, Todd (Michelle) of Nelson and T.J. (Sarah) of Durand; five grandchildren, Evan, Ava and Ryan; Sami and A.J., two sisters-in-law, Shirley (James) Klein of Plum City, Tammy (Jeff) Arneson of Mondovi, two brothers-in-law, Tony Albrecht of Winona, MN and James K. Poeschel of Menomonie; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Jennifer and Dan Klein, Chris and Caitlin Arneson.

Pat is preceded in death by her mother, her husband Al in 2006 and a sister-law, Marcia Albrecht.

Funeral services will 11:30 AM Wednesday November 15, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, Durand, with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating.  Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.


  1. Doshie Grey

    My Sympathy to the family in the loss of Pat. While I have not lived in Durand for many years I met her when she was a teacher and a great one she was. In all the interaction with her over the years I appreciated her friendliness and happy nature. May she rest in peace.

  2. Msgr. Jeff Burrill

    My sincere condolences for your loss. Pat was a great person with a deep faith. She will be dearly missed.

    In the Risen Lord,

    Msgr. Burrill

  3. David j. Prissel

    So very sorry to hear of Pats leaving us so soon, all my prayers.

  4. Tim and Julie Milliren

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat was always so cheerful and talkative every time I saw her. She will be missed.

  5. Rita n Tom Lyon

    So sad to hear about Pat. Sending caring thoughts n prayers to all of you. Our Deepest Sympathy

  6. Jessica

    So sad to see this - my condolences to her family and friends. I very vividly remember her as my 3rd grade teacher and had the fortune of running into her on a recent visit back home. She seemed to have boundless energy and seemed to be still keeping very busy

  7. John Gast

    Pat was always pleasant and nice whenever I saw her. Sorry for your Loss.

  8. Carolyn Gorman

    I will miss my sister Patty dearly. Condolence to her sons Todd & TJ, you had a great Mom she will be missed by all

  9. Rod Dianne Glaus

    Patricia was one of my best friends. We were in many classes together and she was admired by her classmates. Pat had a bundle of friends! We will miss her and never forget her!

  10. Yoon Bin Bae

    I am so sorry to receive this notice. I surely enjoyed our chat this summer and had a great time. She will be greatly missed..

  11. James Kraft

    Pat was such a positive and warm person. She will be missed greatly.

  12. Dan & Jane Weisenbeck

    Very sad to hear about Pat. She was a very kind woman. Remember the years she was at St. Mary's school. Our thoughts are with your family.

  13. Pat Petrie/Kurth

    So sorry to learn of Pat' s death. I remember her bubbly personality and her friendly smile. My condolences to the family.

  14. Cherie Shaw

    Sorry sorry for your loss, I graduated with Patricia.

  15. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. She was a great lady and very interesting. I always enjoyed our chats together.

  16. Jean Dougherty

    Such a beautiful woman taken away too soon and so suddenly. She will be missed.

  17. Robin Leary

    Please accept my deepest sympathies. She will be missed.

  18. Glory Adams

    I am so very sorry to receive this notice of Pat. She was a spark at the area Land Conservation meetings and filled her job so effortlessly there. I will miss her presence.

  19. Steve Prissel

    Very shocked to hear of Pat's passing. Our sypmpathy to the entire family and her extended work family as well. I know she will be missed where she worked in the Land Conservation Office. She was always pleasant to talk with and asked many times about how brother Dave was.

  20. Janell Newcomb

    I’ve worked with Pat over the past 14 years on many educational events. She was always so enthusiastic. I enjoyed the many talks we had and will miss her friendship. She will be missed by many.
    Janell Newcomb, Dunn County Land & Water Conservation

  21. Deb Case

    I'm sorry for your loss and I'm praying for peace for your family.

  22. LuAnn Weissinger DeMartelaere

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through this difficult time. My most sincere condolences.

  23. Colleen Garnevicus

    We were very sad to hear of Pat's passing. We know she will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren, foremost, and by all who knew her. You are in our prayers. We know Al welcomed her home.

  24. Dusty and Netca Sobotta

    Sorry for your loss.
    *I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.*

  25. Joe and Jan Drier

    So sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers to the family during this time.....

  26. Judy and john parr

    Our prayers and thoughts with you all

  27. debra morgan

    patty was a good person and a good mother and a good sister I'm going to miss you patty you will be by yourhusband

  28. Joyce Weissinger Hajostek

    Please know of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Patty as a wonderful wife, mother, teacher, and friends; may you all find comfort in your memories.

  29. Kelly Klingbeil

    Sad hearing this. She's too young. I'm glad that I got to talk to her 2 times in the past few months. Blessings and peace to the family.

  30. Bert and Monica Bauer

    Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Pat will be dearly missed. God Bless.

  31. Kelly Klingbeil

    Sad hearing this. She's too young. I'm glad that I got to talk to her 2 times in the past few months. Blessings and peace to the family.

  32. Dale Hovey

    I am sad to hear of Patty's passing. I graduated High School with Patty. She was always upbeat and always smiling. She wanted me to take her to a prom but I wasn't into those kinda of things. Rest in Peace Patty

  33. Sue & Nick Sperger

    Sorry to her about your mom. She was a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  34. Nancy Bauer

    My deepest sympathy to all of Patty's family and friends. This is just so hard to believe!!!

  35. Jami Calla

    Remembering Pat from a very long time ago in Durand.
    Saddened to here of her passing.
    May she rest in eternal peace.

  36. Elizabeth Dahl

    Todd, T.J. And family I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  37. Joseph Walker Family

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. It was such a joy working with Pat when we called the Land Conservation office each year for mowing.

  38. Patty & Jon Pfeilsticker

    Our hearts are broken losing our dear friend Pat. The years we’ve shared will never be forgotten. Although we can’t be with all of her family and friends to honor her, please know we are with you in spirit with Pat in our hearts forever.

  39. loret

    Sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers to the Poeschel family.

  40. Cheryl Traun

    Pat was a one-of-a-kind lady. Always made me laugh. She will be missed! Thinking of you all.

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