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Louise Patten

September 18, 1928 — October 9, 2023


Louise Patten passed away at age 95 on October 9, 2023 at the United Hospital in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, October 14, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, MN  with visitation one hour prior to the service.


Louise was born in Kenyon, MN on September 18, 1928 to Dewey Edward and Mercedes Ernestine (Wintz) Wolf. After attending grade school in Nerstrand, MN she graduated from Faribault High School in 1946. Louise married Robert J. Patten on October 7, 1947 in Faribault, MN.  In 1953, while living in Blooming Prairie, MN, Bob and Louise established Patten Improvement, a roofing, siding, and insulation business.   They moved to Albert Lea, MN in 1954 and lived there until 1962 when Bob and Louise relocated in Winnebago, MN. The business was renamed Patten Roofing and she and Bob worked side by side for many years.


 Louise gave generously of her time, talents, and resources, serving her church and community. She loved being outdoors and caring for her yard, vegetable and flower gardens, apple trees, and raspberry patch. Above all, her family was her greatest treasure.


She is survived by her children Roxanne (Frank) Mennenga of Huntley, MN, Sam (Nina) Patten of Winnebago, MN and Robert (Debra) Patten of Bixby, OK., grandchildren Lukas, Mason, Addie, Molly, Laura, Zac, Dan, Troy, Kristi and Ben, 25 great-grandchildren and sister Naomi Sprute.


Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, son Dan, granddaughter Lonni Patten, sisters Betty Rothanburg, MaryLou Zimmerman and brothers Dewey Wolf and David Wolf.


Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, UHD Hospice, Blue Earth or Interfaith Caregivers, Blue Earth.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

127 Main St N, Winnebago, MN 56098

A Memorial Service for Louise Carol Patten (95) of Winnebago MN, will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago on Saturday, October 14th. Visitation; 10:00am. Memorial service; 11:00am. With a Inurnment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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