March 28, 2017
Passed away surrounded by her family at her home in St. Paul on March 28, 2017 after a courageous fight with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Minneapolis on August 6, 1947, the daughter of Gustave and Emma (Zimmer) Olson. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ronald Selbitschka; her children, Justin Selbitschka, Adrienne Selbitschka, and Andrew and his wife, Kate Selbitschka; grandson, Zachariah Selbitschka; sister, Kathleen Devenny. Patricia recently retired after devoting 47 years as an employee at US Bank. She enjoyed quilting, and upon retirement punctually attended the group Glad’s Quilt Creations. Patricia had a remarkable skill for household projects, and besides restoring her own home of 40 years, she spent countless hours teaching each one of her children these skills at their own homes. She had a passion for gardening that was evident by her breathtaking flowerbeds, a sight she enjoyed taking in from her afternoon lawn chair. When not in the garden, Saturday mornings were spent in search of a good flea market or thrift store, often with her thrifting buddy, Chuck. In her memory, a gathering of friends and family will take place 1-6 PM Saturday, April 1 at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave, St. Paul. Special love and appreciation to niece, Charlynn Devenny who took loving care of her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota c/o University of Minnesota Foundation, P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266.