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Paticia F Sabelko

Paticia F Sabelko

Patricia F. Sabelko, age 77 of Durand, died Thursday, August 20, 2020 at her home in Durand with her family by her side after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Pat was born on October 18, 1942 in South St. Paul, MN. She was the daughter of Keavin M. and Frances T. (Grochowski) Burns. Pat grew up in South St. Paul and graduated from South St. Paul High School in 1960.  After high school Pat attended Ancker Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1963.  She was married to the love of her life Laverne Sabelko on May 29, 1965. 

Pat spent many years in the nursing field some of which include the VA hospital in Minneapolis, MN, Durand and Menomonie Obstetrics, Nursing Home Manager, Home Health Care and Director of Nursing.

Pat enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, farming, playing cards and dancing. They enjoyed traveling to Connecticut and Las Vegas to visit their children and grandchildren. Most of all, Pat loved to spend time with family and friends, including lifelong friends Hope & Paul Schroeder and Virginia & Glen Craine.

Pat is survived by her husband; Laverne, three children; Kathy (Randy) Anderson of Danbury, CT, Michael (Tracy) of Menomonie and Joe (Jen) of Las Vegas, NV, six grandchildren; Kaylee, Randy Jr., Marlie, Keavin, Tommy and Keegan, one sister; Jo-Ann (Tom) Heinsch of Hugo, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the caregivers for all the health care services provided over the years and neighbors for all the additional support.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Marlie Sabelko

    I thought about you all the time. & you can be proud of who I have become. I wish I could have shown you

    i love you grandma

  2. celia sime

    We knew Pat from Syverson NH in Eau Claire where my mother was a resident. Pat was kind and caring and looked after my Mom's needs. We give our sympathy to you and share in your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Wayne and Ceil Sime

  3. Sharon & J. Henry Gingras

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the Sabelko family. Pat was such a loving, caring person. She had a wonderful way of making everybody feel special. She will be missed.

  4. The Parente Family

    Our warmest thoughts and prayers for the entire Sabelko from a distance.

    The Parente Family

  5. Family of Dorothy Lind

    the Lind family wishes to extend our sympathy to Laverne and his family at this time of loss. Pat was a great friend to our Mother and all of us as well. she was a great lady. May she rest in peace.

  6. Janis Kartman

    My deepest sympathies. We enjoyed much fun and laughter at the swimming pool. Pat's desire to help others in their journey with Parkinson's was a beautiful example of what a caring person she was.w


    Hi Lavern and family,
    Sorry to hear about Pat and you have our prayers and thoughts. it is always tough losing someone in the family but remember all the good times that you had together. It was great knowing her as neighbor and friend. It was always fun stopping in saying hi and talking about the latest happenings in the area. You guys were great neighbors and I know mom and dad always enjoyed your company. So take the good memories, they are always there. Julie and I are sorry about your lost.

  8. Kathy Hutter-Messier


  9. Carol Laschinger Kirk

    Dear Sabelko family, I have so many beautiful memories of Pat! She and Laverne were great neighbors and friends to all of the Laschingers. I will be thinking of you in the weeks and months to come. My deepest sympathies to all of you.???? Carol Kirk

  10. Cindy Bauer

    Heart felt wishes for comfort going to all of Pat's family. She had a big heart, and hired me as a nurse at a time that I really needed a job. She is watching over all of you.

  11. Judy Schlosser

    So many fond memories when our kids were growing up! Love and prayers!

  12. Mary A Schwartz

    R.I.P. Pat it was a honor to be your caregiver and friend
    we had lots of laughter and your smile always brightened my day rest in Gods arms now as he holds you . You are at peace

  13. Mary Martin

    Laverne and family, you have my deepest sympathy. May Pat rest in peace.

  14. Sally Lamers

    Deepest sympathy to all of the Sabelko family. You are in our thoughts and prayers ❤️ Aunt Sally and Uncle Bill

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