Patricia M. Ehne, age 81, of Coon Rapids died July 25, 2021 at home with family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Sunday, AUGUST 15th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti, with a time for visiting one hour prior. A lunch will then follow.
Patricia Marie Ehne was born September 12, 1939 in Rockford, Illinois to Harry and Vivian (Hyde) Christensen. While growing up, Pat’s family resided in two homes, one in Rockford, IL and the other in Isanti, Minnesota, with Pat attending both Rockford and St Francis High Schools, eventually receiving a diploma from Rockford. Her first place of employment was working as a waitress at the local Rockford burger Drive in! She really enjoyed it!
One day while on an errand with her dad, they stopped to say hello to the neighbors. There, she met one of the farm help. His name was Harold Ehne. On November 14, 1959 Patricia married Harold in Rockford. They lived off 7th and Main in Anoka for a few years, and then bought a lake cabin on Crooked Lake in Coon Rapids. Harold learned the trade of Carpentry and turned the cabin into a house. There they had four children, and Pat turned the house into a home.
Pat loved the Lord, and lived Chist out in front of her children by loving others without measuring, giving to others (sometimes even out of her own needs) without expecting something back, and by knowing God’s Word and praying and trusting in Him. She stayed home with the kids until the youngest was in Junior High. She then worked outside the home in many fields: Mortgage Banking, Real Estate and Tax Prep to name a few.
In 1988 Harold and Pat moved to Isanti, where Harold enjoyed his tractor and Patricia enjoyed gardening and making their yard come alive with flowers. She could make ANYTHING grow!! AND…she loved her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 22 in all! After 54 years of marriage, Harold passed away in 2015. Pat then lived for a few years in a small house in Anoka…RIGHT OFF THE SAME CORNER, 7th and Main, where her adult life started over 50 years earlier!!! Patricia’s last few years were spent loving and enjoying time with her family, sharing memories, playing games and laughing with them.
She passed away at home with her family by her side on July 25, 2021, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 13 days. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 niece. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, David (Jolene) Ehne, Ruth Ehne, Phil (Debbie) Ehne, and Yvonne (Kyle) Card; brother, James (Jewell) Christensen; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and by many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends