Patricia Jean Johannsen

Born: Sun., Jan. 22, 1939
Died: Wed., Jun. 20, 2012


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jun. 23, 2012
Location: St. Theodore's Catholic Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 23, 2012
Location: St. Theodore's Catholic Church

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Memorial services for Patricia Jean Johannsen, age 73, of Albert Lea will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church.  Rev. Timothy T. Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate.  Interment will be at St. Theodore’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  To sign the guest book, go to

Patricia died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her home.

Patricia Jean Johannsen was born on January 22, 1939 to Raymond and Iona (Kirch) Cashman in Mankato, MN.  She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School.  She then attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing.  On September 3, 1960 Patricia was united in marriage to Darroll Johannsen at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church.  Through the years, Patricia had been an active member of St. Theodore’s and worked as a cook there and at the American Legion.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she had served as a past District President.  Patricia also served on the Board of Directors for the Big Island Rendezvous and was a past president of the bowling association.  Patricia had a giving heart and enjoyed helping anyone in need; she enjoyed volunteering and was honored with being named the 2011 Freeborn County Senior Volunteer of the Year.  She was also an active volunteer for the Red Cross, Girls State, and the American Cancer Society’s Bikathon.  Patricia was an avid bowler and was the first woman in Albert Lea to bowl a 300 game.  She also enjoyed reading; cooking and especially loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.  Her kind and generous spirit touched many lives and will be truly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Darroll; children, Angela Johannsen, Michele (Brian) Burkard, Michael Johannsen; grandchildren, Trevor Robbins, Tylor Robbins, Alex Burkard, Derek Burkard; great-grandchild, Lacie Robbins; sisters-in-law, Diane Cashman and Audrey Johannsen; uncle, Father James Cashman; and several nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Iona Cashman; daughter, Debra Ione Johannsen; brother, Richard Cashman; brothers-in-law, Doran Johannsen and Donald Johannsen; father-in-law, August Johannsen; mother-in-law, Audrey Johannsen.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Hospice of Albert Lea, Big Island Rendezvous Education Days or Freeborn County Relay for Life.

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Patti Yaw
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
So sorry to hear of Pat''s passing. She was always smiling and very friendly. She will be missed. May God''s love help you in this difficult time.

Jane Edwards
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
Dear Family , working with your wonderful mother out at the fair was such a pleasure, she was so helpful and friendly and was very proud of her grandchildren and all their accomplishments, Heaven has another angel. Sincerely, Jane Edwards

Ange and James Larson
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
It was always nice to bowl with her in the past years. she will be missed always in our lives. She was always involved in The American Legion Aux and she knew all the answers. Will remember her smile. Love the Larsons family.

Jane (Abben) Beighley
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
Shelly and family - I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. The
days to come are difficult, lean on family and friends. May the
memories of her keep you sustained and the thought and prayers
of all comfort you. Peace to you all, blessed be your mom''s memory.

Sincerely, Jane

Kay Bachman/aka foxy lady:
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
You were a truely beautiful lady and friend. Will miss your cookies and smile at the big Island Rondy. My deepest sympathy to the family

Bob Johnson
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
Dear Family of Patricia Jean,
I did not know Patricia personally, but I experienced her organizational efforts as a judge for the Big Island BBQ. Folks like Patricia are the ones that make a difference in our quality of life.
Bob Johnson
Mason City, Iowa

Todd Utpadel
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
So sorry to hear about Pat. She was a great lady, she is going to be missed. Her big heart helped a lot of people.

Todd Utpadel

Eunice Beener
   Posted Sat June 23, 2012
Darroll and family,
So sorry to here of the loss of Pat. She will be missed by so many people. I learned many wonderful recipes from her, the Steak Fries at the KC Club was lucky to enjoy many of them. My Prayers go out to all of you. Sincerely Eunice

Les & Lois Anderson
   Posted Sat June 23, 2012
Our sympathy and prayers are with Pat''s family. We, too, will miss her friendly smiles and giving help with everything she did.

Sue Amundson
   Posted Sat June 23, 2012
Shelly...your mom was a wonderful woman. She was always ready to lend a hand and will be greatly missed by many! You and your family will be in my prayers!

Dianne Wolfe
   Posted Tue June 26, 2012
My sympathy to all of Pat''''s family. I was a classmate of Pat''''s at St.Marys. So enjoyed visiting with her at our 50th reunion. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dianne Erding Wolfe from Iowa

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