Patricia Michaelson died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson at the age of 91.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:30PM at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson with Rev. Kendall Stelter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at Johnson Memorial Care Center Chapel. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Patricia Ann (Thurston) Michaelson was born March 17, 1928 at St. Paul, MN the daughter of Dr. Lloyd and Lila (Harvey) Thurston. Her father was a college professor in Morgantown, WV and Gainesville, FL. Upon his death the family moved to St. Paul, MN and then to Syracuse, NY where her Mother was a college professor.
She graduated from Syracuse High School in 1945 and the University of Minnesota in 1949 where she was a member of the Gamma Omicron Beta sorority. She married Gerald Michaelson on June 18, 1949, in Fairbault. They moved to Dawson in 1952, to farm. Pat was a 4-H leader, a Girl Scout leader, a member of Eastern Star, and also PEO. She was very active at Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, sewing, entertaining, and shopping. She especially enjoyed traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her children: David (Kathleen) Michaelson of Chaska, Maren (Jim) Bakken of Dawson and Kristi Michaelson of Golden Valley; four grandchildren: Mark (Cindi) Michaelson, Jenny Michaelson, Sara (Eric) Dolan and Amy (Justin) Schlemmer; seven great-grandchildren: Livvy and Jolie Michaelson, Alli, Thomas and Emily Dolan, and Ethan and Eli Schlemmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Gerald on November 12, 2008; and two brothers: Harvey Thurston and Dr. Gordon Thurston; sister-in-law, Judy Thurston.
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