Patricia A. Antonissen

February 23, 1933February 17, 2013
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Of Woodbury, MN

Went to Heaven on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from her residence at The Alton Memory Care Unit in St. Paul, Minnesota. Born in a log cabin in Danbury, Burnette County, Wisconsin, on February 23, 1933, to Robert and Gertrude Graunke. Patricia received a Bachelor’s Degree for Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1958. Patricia married Arthur Antonissen on April 11, 1959 in Marinette, Wisconsin. She was a talented pianist and vocalist, including singing in the church choir. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, traveling, reading, attending Bible studies and time at the cabin with her family. Patricia held various teaching positions throughout the years starting with second grade in Neenah, Wisconsin. Patricia is survived by her husband, Arthur, of 53 years, her daughters Lynn (Dave Bauer) grandchildren Derek, Kaitlin and Drew of Inver Grove Heights, MN and Lori (Rev. Todd Jenks) grandchildren Jeremy, Jocelyn and Donovan of Ames, IA; her sister Roberta (Darwin) Peterson of Marinette, WI and her brother Loren (Violet) Graunke of Neenah, WI. The family wishes to thank the staff of The Alton and St. Mary's Hospice. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 19 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Wulff Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 AM at Woodbury United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road,Woodbury, MN; luncheon to follow. Burial will be held in Niagara, WI. A Graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:00 am at the Niagara Cemetery, Niagara, WI with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 am, Fri, Feb. 22 at Riverside United Methodist Church,1957 River St., Niagara, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development for Alzheimer's Research, Patricia Antonissen Memorial, 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.


  • Evening Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 22, 2013

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February 21, 2013

Art, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of wife. My warmest sympathy to you.

Kathy Anderson-class of 1983

February 20, 2013

Lori and family,
I'm so sorry to read about your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

February 20, 2013

Art-I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, just rest assurd that her struggle is over and she's finally at peace with our Heavenly Father. Gary Ellis

Doris Berget

February 19, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death.
We were in several Bible studies together and enjoyed going out to lunch with the Bible study ladies. She was a very talented musician and a lovely, beautiful lady. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Brad Anderson

February 19, 2013

My sincerest sympathy on the passing of your wife. My God bless you and your family.

Christina Juhl

February 19, 2013

Art, so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a pleasure to know. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Charles Ellis

February 19, 2013

My wife and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of mourning and hope the following poem brings a little comfort in some way.


Angel of Death why have you come
Please go back to where you came from.

But take me with you when you go for
the Lord has sent you this i know.

He has said it's time to come home to
get your rest for i only take the best.

Written by

Charles Ellis
June 2007

We are members of St Paul's in Ames

February 19, 2013

Art--Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your wife. Until one has such a personal tradgedy, they can only imagine how deep thne pain goes.

Sincerely---Al Blumer

Gretchen Zitterich

February 19, 2013

Mr Antonissen, My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your great loss. I am a member of pastor and Lori"s church in and Patricia helped me with the Easter processional for many years when you visited St Paul. I appreciated her big smile and willingness to help. you are in our prayers. Gretchen and Will Zitterich

Todd Dembsky

February 19, 2013

Art, Lynn and Lori -- I am so sorry to hear about Pat, I have many wonderful memories of spending time with the family gathered around the Piano signing songs at Christmas time, Thanks Giving and all the other times we got together in Woodbury. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.