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Patricia “Patsy” M. Reynolds

Patricia “Patsy” M. Reynolds loving wife and mother of three sons, passed away at the age of 81 on March 3, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Funeral Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Visitation will be on from 1 to 3 pm at the church prior to the service.

COVID-19 rules and regulations will be followed including social distancing and use of masks.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl.

Private interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Patsy was born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota on November 19, 1939 to Leo “Bumps” and Erna (Massey) Sellner. Patsy graduated from Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in 1957, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and English from Mankato State University in 1960. She furthered her education by attending the University of St. Thomas where she obtained her advanced degree in English Literature. She married Patrick “Lefty” Reynolds on December 27, 1962 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Pat and Patsy were blessed with three sons, Terry, Shawn and Michael. Patsy touched many lives in her over 30 years of teaching where she taught in Pipestone, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Sleepy Eye public schools. So many of her former students would seek her out, wish her well and almost always say she was their favorite teacher. She impacted countless lives through her education and establishing friendships with her Minnesota and Texas friends. Through Patsy’s love for music, she provided wonderful times for family and friends as she was an established piano player. She loved playing the piano for her kids and grandchildren, especially around the holidays. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and if you knew Patsy, many of her conversations were centered on her grandchildren. She had a love for warm weather destination travel. Some of her favorite trips were to Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico and cruises through the Caribbean. In Pat and Patsy’s retirement, they spent 19 happy winters in Texas where they established countless friendships.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Erna, brother Kenneth, sister Virginia, son Shawn, in-laws Jack and Genevieve Reynolds. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Patrick, sons Terry (Cheryl) and Michael, daughter-in-law LuAnn; grandchildren Micaella, Kyle, Emily, Alexander, Nathan, Riley, Mackenzie, Anavieve, Jacob, and Molly. Brother and Sister in-laws; Mary Ellen Grady, Jerome Stamps, Rose Marie and Ron Lemke, Ed and Bev Reynolds. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to New Ulm Allina Hospice and St. Mary’s Church.


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