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“When I think of Aunt Patti, the first thing that comes to mind is 'Beauty'. However, she was blessed not only with outward beauty, her beauty also...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Diane Wegner - KASSON, SD

“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Patti. My condolences to her family and friends. I cherish the memories of wonderful visits we would share on our...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Rorvick Staheli - Perham, MN

“Our sympathy goes out to your entire family. I have such great memories of my childhood spent in Willmar with Patti's family. I am the son of Amy...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Marvin Rorvick - Lindstrom, MN

“Have been thinking about you all in this difficult time. We have been sending our love and wishing you God's healing peace. Take care, Bobbie, Brad &...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Bobbie Boettcher - Baraboo, WI

“Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers for your comfort. I know that Patty will be greatly missed by you all but also know that God answers...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Bernt Martinson - EAU CLAIRE, WI

“Sevrin and family - I was saddened to hear of your painful loss. I send you my sincerest sympathies. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: John A. Erickson - Papenburg

“Sorry to lose such a kind lady in Patti! We always expected to see her at the organ when we came home to Trinity. She had such a welcoming smile. God...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Jon and Suzanne Martinson - MN

“A beautiful lady, a beautiful life. Blessed be her memory. I am so happy to have known her. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jill Hennessy - Graceville, MN

“Sev and Family - So sorry to hear of the loss of Patti. I'll always remember her bright smiles, beautiful voice, organ music, junior choir, and the...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Dave and Mona Kohl - Sartell, MN

“We will always remember Patti as a very warm and caring person. She was so proud of her family, especially her grandchildren, Maya and Bennett. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Bob and Dorothy Coons - Canton, MN

“I remember lots of great times when Patti was Jr. Choir director at Trinity- including a few pranks! So sorry for your loss, Patsy ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Patsy Redfield - Eden Prairie, MN

“We extend our sympathy to the Steen family during this time of loss of their loved one. When we think of Patti, Trinity Lutheran Church and its...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Bob and Louise Martig - MN

“Sev, Paul and Jim -- We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Patty. She was such a kind, loving person. Some of my memories of her were singing...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Janine and Jim Teske - Clinton, MN

“Sev and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley DeGrote - Dubois, WY

“Sev and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Patti, a gentle soul, touched so many lives in so many ways...she will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon and Louie Martinez - AZ

“Sev and family - Our sympathy in the loss of Patti. She has had a long and difficult path these past years and we will always remember her with...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Dave and Lois Torgerson - Clinton, MN

“our thoughts and prayers to you and your family patty is at peace with our lord take care ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: joyce hamann - ortonville, MN

“My Aunt Patti will forever be remembered as a kind, caring and giving person. Thank you Patti for all the memories. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Sue Hofstad - Cambridge, MN

“We remember with fondness the times we spent with Patty. She was a special lady who made the people she interacted with also feel like special people...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Charles & Kathy Brandt - Windom, MN

“Sorry to hear of your loss ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis Gillespie - Richfield, MN

“We will always remember Patti as a gentle caring person. We are happy her difficult days are over, and she can be at peace. We will be thinking of...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Alberts - Clinton, MN


Mundwiler & Larson Funeral Home of Clinton announces the death of Patricia A. Steen, age 77, of Peoria, AZ, formerly of Clinton, MN. Patty passed away on September 2, 2012, at Peoria, AZ. Services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 13, from 5-7:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services on Friday. Minister Bev McNeill will be officiating and burial will be in the Clinton City Cemetery. Patricia Ann (Oman) Steen was born April 4, 1935 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Cecil and Olga Oman. She was baptized July 16, 1935 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi, MN and confirmed May 28, 1950 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar, MN. Patti graduated from Willmar High School in 1953 and attended the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). Patti's life was centered on service to others. She worked for several years as an x-ray technician at the Oliver Clinic in Graceville, MN. During that time, she began attending Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, MN where she remained a very active leader throughout most of her life. She shared her musical and artistic gifts at church in many ways – serving as a church organist for over 25 years, participating in senior choir and as a soloist, constructing decorative banners for the sanctuary, teaching vacation bible school, and directing the junior choir and ladies chorus. She also served two terms on church council and actively participated in the church women's organization. While attending Trinity, she met Sevrin Steen of Clinton, MN. They were married at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar, MN on February 15, 1958. They remained in Clinton and had two sons Paul in 1965 and James in 1968. Patti was an attentive and active mom, attending sporting events, leading cub scouts, and preparing the family for fishing, skiing, or other outings. She continued to be involved in the community of Clinton – serving as county chairperson for the Red Cross Bloodmobile , member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a founding member of the Clinton Women's Civic Club. She also served on the Clinton State Bank board, and supported various charitable organizations advocating health, sustainability, and wildlife. If there was something to get done, Patti was someone who just did it! Patti also enjoyed learning about the world around her. Many of you will remember Patti as an avid reader. She always carried a book, and was ready to recommend a reading list to anyone who wanted one. Whether it was a thriller, biography, western, or one of the classics (it didn't really matter) reading was a passion! Later in life, she and Sevrin travelled throughout the world, visiting dozens of countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa on cruises and tours. She also enjoyed their winter home in Peoria, AZ and spent time entertaining friends and family. Throughout her life, she loved playing and talking with children – and she especially liked spending time with her grandchildren – picking oranges, identifying plants and birds, and telling stories. In 2009, she entered the Peoria Star Care Home owned by Monica Bauer – who became a close friend and caregiver in her last years. She passed away peacefully at the care home on September 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Olga Oman. Patti is survived by husband Sevrin Steen of Clinton, MN; two children: Paul (Melissa) Steen of Edina, MN; and James Steen of Fargo, ND; two brothers: Dr. Robert (Pam) Oman of Barron, WI; and Gary Oman of Spicer, MN; and two grandchildren: Maya and Bennett Steen; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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