Patricia Jane Herr, formerly of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away Thursday March 28, 2019 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Pat was born on July 20, 1938 in Austin Minnesota to Paul and Josephine Goergen. She moved to Rochester in 1963 with her husband Robert for him to pursue his career at IBM. They were residents of Rochester for more than 50 years. Together they raised four children.
Pat was a skilled craftswoman who sold marvelous bears, dolls and other decorations. She collected primitive antiques, enjoyed music and was an avid reader. She loved animals of all kinds but especially her precious pets.
Pat is survived by her husband Robert (Ben) now living in North Oaks Minnesota; their children, Laura, Michael, Cindy and Daniel (Kolleen) all of whom reside in the Twin Cities: grandchildren Nicole, David, Rachel (Andrew), Lauren, Hayden, Jake and Dylan; her brother James (Debbie) Goergen; sister-in-law Donna Thomas and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Robert Goergen and his wife Judy and her brother-in-law Robert Thomas.
Private family services will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.