Patricia Jane (Skifstad) Paulson of Alexandria, Minn., died Nov. 22, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 74.

Pat was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Osceola to Harvey and Norma (Kulzer) Skifstad.  She graduated from Osceola High School.  Pat married the love of her life David Paulson on Dec. 13, 1963, and together raised three sons, Perry, Matthew and Michael.

Pat worked as a paraprofessional for District 206 in Alexandria, focusing on special education.  Pat loved working with children and did so until she retired.

Pat opened her heart, kitchen, and home to many over the years and will be deeply missed.  

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, David; son, Perry; parents, Harvey and Norma and siblings, Karen and Donald.

Pat leaves behind her sons, Matthew and Michael (Sara) Paulson; grandchildren, Anlya, Max, Emma and Eryn; many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Minn., with visitation one-hour prior to the service.

This service will be live-streamed and recorded for family and friends to view from Patricia’s obituary page on the Anderson Funeral Home website at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Burial will be at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery in East Farmington. 

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory.

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