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Obituary for Patricia Helen Walstad (Carey)

Patricia (Carey) Walstad of White Bear Lake, died on November 12 at age 93.  She is survived by her six children:  Kim, Julie (Tim) Trude, Reed (Patti), Janet (Dean) Van Nevel, Bette (Brian) Westphal and Beth (Terry) Bonde; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Larry (Kathy) Walstad and many nieces, nephews and loved ones. Preceded in death by husband Lyle, sister Susie Rudow, brothers Dan (Carol) and Jerry (Donna) Carey, parents Josephine (Lichtenberg) Prescott and David Carey.


Pat worked with Lyle in their businesses including a Pure Oil Station then a General Store in Warba, MN. Later, they built and ran the DQ Brazier in Mahtomedi with all their kids working alongside them. Pat drove school bus 18 years in White Bear Lake--really enjoying the youngest children. Upon retiring, Pat loved fishing, wintering in Gulf Shores, Alabama, playing cards, birding, crafting gifts for others and doing puzzles. After moving to Cerenity Assisted Living with her cat Pesky, she made new friends and chose to sponsor a monthly pizza party for residents since pizza was never on the menu. Pat was a good listener and a prolific letter writer. Many enjoyed receiving a birthday or greeting card from her. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


Memorial Service will be at 1 PM on Friday, Nov 18, 2022 at COMMUNITY OF GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4000 Linden Street, White Bear Lake, MN. Visitation Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 from 4-7 pm at HONSA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2460 East County Road E., White Bear Lake, MN and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.  Memorials to Warba Lutheran, Community of Grace Lutheran or the Red Cross.

The service for Patricia Walstad will be LIVE STREAMED on this page, under the photos & videos tab.

Memorials may be made to Pat’s favorite charities: Warba Lutheran (parking lot fund), Community of Grace Lutheran of White Bear Lake, or the Red Cross.