Patricia Pfeffer-Jelinski, a resident of Little Falls, formerly of Swanville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Highland Senior Living in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville, with Father Ron Dockendorf officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Parish Cemetery.
Patricia Ann Sieben was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Sauk Centre, to the late Oswald and Susanna (Unger) Sieben. She attended St. Paul’s Catholic school until her family relocated to her stepfather’s farm where she attended country school. In 1948, Patricia met Ludwig ‘Bud’ Pfeffer and they were united in marriage, Sept. 28, 1948. The couple then moved to Swanville, where they purchased a farm and raised their 11 children. Bud passed away in November of 1975 and she was later united in marriage to Edward Jelinski in January of 1979. Pat worked for 17 years at the Hub Supper Club as a waitress and later went to work part-time at the Royal Café in Little Falls. In 1977. Pat purchased the Corner Café in Swanville where she worked many hours doing what she enjoyed the most, cooking, baking and keeping the customers happy. Pat resided in the Swanville area for many years, and in 2008 she moved to Bridgeway Estates and most recently had been living at Highland Senior Living in Little Falls. Pat’s love for life was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends and family. She will forever be remembered for her delicious caramel and cinnamon rolls and homemade breads. Pat loved to dance, play cards and shake dice with friends and family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Pat is survived by sons, Michael (Barb Miller) Pfeffer of Red Wing, Alan (Linda) Pfeffer of Gretna, Neb.., Stephen (Nancy) Pfeffer of Randall and Tim Pfeffer of Randall; daughters, Catherine ‘Kay’ (Robert) Laven of St. Louis, Mo., Debra (Ronald) Kruzel of Little Falls, Mary (Doug) Pfeffer Friese of Little Falls, Helen Pfeffer of Flensburg, Diane Pfeffer of Eagan and Paula (Mark) Piano of Spring, Texas; brothers, David (Jean) Sieben of Omaha, Neb., Eugene Sieben of Sartell and Donald (Helen) Sieben of Savage ; sister, Helen (Bob) Anderson of New London; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pat was preceded in death by husbands, Ludwig ‘Bud’ Pfeffer 1975 and Edward Jelinski 1990; son, James ‘Jiggers’ Pfeffer 1980; great-grandson, Quentin Pauly; parents, Oswald and Susanna Sieben; brothers, Norman and James Sieben; sister, Lorraine Meier; and stepfather, Rudy Sukke.
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