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Patricia A. Paulsrud, March 25, 1941 - January 30, 2020

Patricia A. Paulsrud
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Patricia A. Paulsrud, 78, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin was given her wings to Heaven on Thursday, January 30, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Patricia, better known as “Pat”, was born on March 25, 1941 to Alvira “Dolly” and Albert Holte. Pat graduated from Colfax High School.

Patricia and Curtis Paulsrud were married on April 4, 1959 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sand Creek Wisconsin. They built their home in Eau Claire, which became the hub for her children and their friends. Family gatherings, cook-outs and game nights were regular occurrences.

Pat had many roles throughout her life. She was a homemaker for several years before caretaking for her mother-in-law. She also began an in-home daycare center before becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, which she was very proud of.

Pat had the most genuine and giving heart. Family was the central most important thing to her. She enjoyed spending time with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In recent years she loved watching any WI basketball or football games.

Our family would like to send a “special” thank you to everyone at Care Partners Assisted Living on Birch St. It was so nice to see how everyone loved her and made it feel like her own home.

Patricia is survived by her children, Jeffrey of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Jodi (Jeff) Starks, Jill (Charles) Dutter of Eau Claire, Jack of Augusta and Jerry of Eau Claire; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Carol (Jerry) Dodge and Alicia (Gordy) Behling.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Curtis and siblings Lenore, Denny and Jean. 

Memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at church on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Tiffany Goodremote Sanchez February 9, 2020

    Pat was a great lady. I was lucky enough to work with her as a CNA at Syverson Lutheran home for a number of years. I grew up in New Auburn, so when she told me she was from the area it made us grow closer as friends. She will be missed. My condolences.

  2. Mary Belknap February 7, 2020

    I am sad by knowing that Pat has passed, but have warm feelings and many happy memories of the time spent at Paulsruds' family home under Pat's calm and loving care. I have no doubt that Pat has been fast tracked to whatever heaven is. Family and friends of Pat, I am sorry I cannot attend the service in person. My heart is with you.

  3. Nicole O'Brien February 7, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Pat's passing. Our love and prayers go out to all of our family. She always made us feel so welcome in her home when we would visit and it was always full of kids she was taking care of. A one of a kind soul with a big heart. Sending this with our love and condolences.

  4. Pete and Jenny Bartels February 5, 2020

    To the Paulsrud Family,
    We are sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to you all! Pat was a wonderful lady and will be missed! She also thought of Pete as one of her own. Please let us know if you need anything. Love Pete, Jenny, Ethan, Emma, and Cooper.

  5. Bo Paulsrud February 4, 2020

    Our sincerest condolences,
    We are thinking of all of Pat’s friends and family at this time. She was a very special person who always made us feel at home. We will miss her story’s and company.
    With deepest sympathy and love,
    Bo & Marcie Paulsrud

  6. Connie Maitlen February 4, 2020

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Aunt Pat was such a sweet, caring, patient, and giving person. I will always be thankful for the selfless and sacrificial care she gave to Grandma and others. I wish so much that I could attend the services. Please know that I loved and admired her very much. May the Lord comfort your hearts & give you peace.

  7. Vicki Pendergast February 4, 2020

    I could never put into words what your mother meant to me!!! Over the approximate 54 years that I’ve known her, I have so much to be thankful for!! She taught me many thing and we have shared many, many great times! She was nothing short of a second mother to me!! I set back now and think of all those times! She was always such a kind, caring, gentle soul! I often wondered if she ever had a breaking point, but I never saw it! She always gave, way more then she ever received! I truly believe if I could only be half of what my mother and your mother were I’d have it made as a person of value! I hold what they have taught me deep in my heart which I feel has made me a better person! Now may the good Lord open his arms and welcome her home! May she have the rest she so deserves!! In my heart you will always be close to me and NEVER forgotten!! I love you dearly Pat !!!

  8. Rick & Jan Hayden February 4, 2020

    The loss of your mom weighs heavy on our hearts. Thinking of you. With deepest sympathy. Rick and Jan

  9. Bev Railton February 3, 2020

    My deepest sympathy to your Family. A classmate from Sand Creek. Former name Bev Peterson.