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Patricia Stenzel, 73

March 12, 2017
Faribault County Register

Wells Patricia Stenzel, age 73, of Wells, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at her home, after a long battle with colon cancer. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, Pr. Mary Iverson officiated.

Patricia was born Sept. 18, 1943 in Princeton, Missouri, the daughter of Harvey and Evelyn "Evie" (Schultz) McLain. Pat married Kenny Stenzel in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 21, 1992. She loved spending time with her family and friends. In her earlier years, Pat enjoyed bowling and playing softball. She also enjoyed playing Bean Bags, Bocce Ball, horseshoes and fishing. Her garden and flowers were a source of great joy for her. Pat was a lifelong resident of Wells, having worked as a resident nurse's aide for many years at Parkview Care Center in Wells. She retired in 2009.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harvey McLain, numerous aunts and uncles, brothers-in-law, Jake, Bob and David and sister-in-law, Joanne.

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Patricia Stenzel

Patricia is survived by her husband, Kenny, mother, Evie McLain, and son, Lenny Kauffmann, all of Wells; son, Mike (Becky) Stenzel, of Austin; seven grandchildren, Jordan (Melinda) Bruegger, of South Dakota, Kristy (Mike) Koprowicz, of Cannon Falls, Josh (Mercedes) Kauffmann, of Cannon Falls, Karl Kauffmann, of Mankato, Lilly, Landyn and Laythan Stenzel, of Austin; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Ron) Niebuhr, of Wells, along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families; aunt, Millie Sailor and many cousins.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisted the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit



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