In Remembrance

Patricia "Patty" Menzel

January 25, 1937 - October 2, 2017

Burial Date October 6, 2017

Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm, Friday, October 6, at The Vineyard Church, 1533 W Arrowhead Rd, Duluth, MN with a Noon visitation and a dessert reception following the service.

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Patricia ‘Patty’ Mary Menzel, 80, of Duluth, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017; surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Duluth, MN to Frank and Mary Elwood on Jan. 25, 1937. She lived a long and full life. She was married to Thomas R. Menzel and raised five children.

Patty’s hobbies included gardening, cooking, collecting, yoga, and her two great loves were painting and being with her family. Most recently, she also enjoyed doing puzzles and playing cards with her lovely friends at Railview Apartments in Proctor.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents, her sister Cindy, and brother-in-law Gary Hegland.

She is survived by siblings Frank Elwood Jr., Addie Hegland; and her children: Debbie (Jim) Heinze, Phoenix, AZ, Vicky (Alan) Porter, McPherson, KS, Cheryl (Don) Zupec, Duluth, Ron Menzel, Brooklyn, NY, Valerie (Matt) Petersen, Duluth; her grandchildren Corry Heinze, Miranda (Patrick) Gallagher, Natalie (Chris) Adrian, Libby (Mackenzie) Anderson, Camille Anderson, Aaron Porter, Brady and Audrey Zupec, and Emma Petersen; great grandchildren Killian and Brody Gallagher, Cason and Tia Adrian. She also has many nephews and nieces and extended family which were all very important to her.

A special thank you to the Dr. Nichole Schaefer and the St. Luke’s Hospice team which supported us in being able to take care of mom through this journey.

Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm, Friday, October 6, at The Vineyard Church, 1533 W Arrowhead Rd, Duluth, MN with a Noon visitation and a dessert reception following the service. A private family interment will be planned at a later date.