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Patricia M Hurlburt

Patricia M Hurlburt

Patricia M. Hurlburt, age 74 of Durand, died Monday, October 18, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester with her family by her side.

Pat was born on April 3, 1947 in Cook County, IL. She was the daughter of Bernard and Betty (Brown) Lucas. Pat grew up in Chicago and St. Paul before moving to the Maxville Prairie, where she graduated from Durand High School in 1965. After high school, Pat married Rodney Hurlburt on October 10, 1966 at the Durand United Methodist Church in Durand. They farmed in Maxville for several years, where they started their family. Pat worked several jobs over the years, including Scheel’s in Wabasha, Hardees in Durand and home care for several people. Pat was most known for her career in foodservice for the Durand School District, retiring in 2013 as Assistant Cook.

Pat enjoyed collecting figurines, cookie jars, depression glassware and tea kettles. She loved to go shopping in Eau Claire several times a week with her best friend. Pat had a soft spot for animals, especially cats.

Pat is survived by her husband of 55 years, Rodney; four children, James (Sarah Driver) of Bloomer, Geoffrey of Colorado, Amanda Hanson of Chippewa Falls and Aaron of Eau Claire; seven grandchildren, Jordan, Cassady, Nathan, Jonah, Gabriel, Lydia and Danica; one great grandson, one brother, Michael Lucas of Germany; half-sisters, Susan Panek of Rhinelander and Betsy Ashley of Rio Rancho, NM; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Linda Warnke and brother, Wally Ericson II.

Celebration of Life of will be 2:00PM-4:00PM Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Durand United Methodist Church in Durand.

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


  1. Rosana Lucas Gatan

    Aunt Pat, I miss seeing your posts,

  2. Michael Lucas

    Here is my email. I’d be very happy if Amanda or someone who knows her could contact me. Thanks a lot, Michael

  3. Michael Lucas

    Hallo, this is Michael Lucas from Berlin, Pat‘s brother. I’d like to contact Rod. Could anybody help? My cell phone number is 004917653140529.

  4. stephen prissel

    Reading thru the obits for Rhiels i found Pat's. Sorry to hear of her passing. My sympathy to you and your family Rod. I know that we miss them and our hope is that one day we will meet them again. Prayers to you all.

  5. Crystal Dow

    To Pat's family.....I am sending my condolences to you and the whole family. Aaron...I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom...she's was a very much a go getter and friend....Rod...I'm so sorry that Pat has passed...take care of each other and I can help in anyway I'm here.. Crystal Dow


    Sending our deep sympathy to all of Pat's family. She was a special lady who I enjoyed visiting with over the years. Heaven got a special angel.

    Sincerely, Dave and Kris Polzer

  7. Wayne John and Patty

    Pat was a wonderful person, I'm glad I could call het a friend.
    Our Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family semi

  8. Linda Deters

    Rod and family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Pat. Heaven is certainly a much brighter place with her presence. May the support of all your friends you knew her and loved her give you some peace.

  9. Marlys Wicklund

    I am praying for you and your family, Rod. May our Lord wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace.

  10. Steve & Diane Radle

    Pat was such a kind & loving lady, she will be missed by many. Keeping Rod & her children in our thoughts & prayers.

  11. Doshie Grey

    Rod and family. I was so shocked to see Pats Obituary. I recently had some comments from her on my Facebook page. I remember her so well from High School and our follow up reunions. She was a friend to all and had such a happy spirt. My sympathy to you all. Her life was just to short.

  12. Anton Schuh

    Our condolences go out to Pat's family, Pat was always a friend that I graduated from Durand with, she was always so happy and bubbly, she was so enjoyable to have hung around with all the earlier years of high school and then some. Tony and Mary Ann

  13. Marcia Berger Rhodes

    May she rest in the peace of Our Lord. May God bring comfort and peace to Rod and all the family.

  14. Marie Peterson

    Pat was a wonderful person, always smiling and seemed very happy. I knew her through her stepfather. When she came to visit we would also be invited. May God bless Rod and family. She will be missed by many.

  15. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    Rod and family: May God give you comfort and peace at this time of loss and sorrow. May Pat rest in peace.

  16. Mary Galbreath

    Pat will always be remembered by so many as a happy, smiling and caring sweet lady. Rest in peace my friend.

  17. Jane GrippenJafferi

    My prayers and sympathy go out to all of Pat's loved ones. She was one very SPECIAL lady and loved by all who knew her❣

  18. Bauer Patricia

    We are so sorry to hear about Pat, such a wonderful person. Her family has our condolences and our prayers.
    Dave and Pat Bauer

  19. Sharon Bauer

    Pat was such a special lady. She was so loving and caring. She will be sadly missed by anyone who knew her. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Love you Pat ♥

  20. Dellann Weisenbeck

    My deepest Sympathy Rod and family, Dellann

  21. Sara Lien

    Our families prayers go to Amanda and everyone who loves Pat. I’m glad I had the chance to know such an amazing woman ♥️

  22. John and judy parr

    Hug’s and prayers

  23. Dawn Piens

    Pat will always be remembered for her love of people, caring heart of her friends and nurses and CCht at dialysis. Her smile was as big as her heart. Rest In Peace my friend.

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