Patricia “Patty” Beierman

May 25, 1934-May 24, 2013

TRACY – Services for Patricia Beierman, 78, of Tracy will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. A private family interment will be at a later time in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Immaculate Heart of Mary) in Currie. Memorials to Hospice are preferred in lieu of flowers. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

She passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Sanford Hospital in Tracy surrounded by the love of her family.

Patty was born May 25, 1934, in Dovray Township to Carl and Peggy (Sollinger) Peterson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Walnut Grove. After graduating from Westbrook High School in 1952, she went on to attend Lamberton Normal School. Patty taught rural school near Snodgrass corner. On Dec.19, 1953, Patty was united in marriage to Ralph “Swede” Beierman. They lived south of Currie, and Patty stayed home to raise her family. In 1960, they moved to Tracy where she went back into education as a paraprofessional for Tracy Elementary until 1986. Patty loved her time managing the Tracy Eagles Club Aerie #3918 for the last 25 years where she was also a charter member. During her life, Patty enjoyed lawn and garden work, being at the cabin, playing darts, crocheting, and the MN Twins! Patty enjoyed travelling with her husband Swede to family reunions and World Fairs. Later in life, Patty continued travelling with family and friends, including trips to Washington, Vegas, Germany and Italy.

Patty is survived by her six children: Sharon (Randy) Hohler of Tracy, Sheryl (Don) Benike of Elgin, Joe (Sis) Beierman of Tracy, Dean (Kari) Beierman of Tracy, Patrick (Jen) Beierman of Baldwin, Wis., and Peggy (Whitey) Zwach of Tracy; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers Butch (Donna) Peterson of West Concord and Tom (Patty) White of Dovray; and many other relatives and friends.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and husband Swede.