Patricia “Patty” Graham, age 86 of Browns Valley, Minnesota, passed away on May 8, 2019, at Browns Valley Care Center.

Visitation for Patty Graham will be held Monday, May 13, 2019, one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Monday.

Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia “Patty” Graham will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beardsley, MN, with Father Brian Oestreich will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Beardsley.

Patricia A. (Sears) Graham was born on September 10, 1932, to Leland J. and Celia (Base) Sears in Browns Valley, MN. She attended school in Beardsley, MN, and graduated from Beardsley High School in 1950. She then continued her education at an agriculture school in Morris, MN. Patty worked for many years at Dresch’s Grocery Store in Beardsley. She was united in marriage to Richard G. Graham on June 1, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Together the couple made their home on a farm in Traverse County where they raised livestock and grain. They retired and moved to Beardsley in 2005.

Patty loved life on the farm and truly enjoyed her cats. They were all outside cats, but eventually they found their way into the house and never left.

Patty is survived by a sister-in-law: Mary Belle (Ronald) Sears; nieces: Dawn (Kenny) Meyer, and DeAnn (Blair Shearing) Sears; nephew: David Sears, Sr.; great-niece: Brittney Sears; and great-nephew: David Sears, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2007; sister, Theda (George) Honomichl; brothers: Leland and Ronald Sears; and Richard’s siblings.

Arrangements are with Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home of Browns Valley, MN.

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