Patricia Hall, 1942-2020

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A memorial service for Patricia A. Hall will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea with the Rev. John Holt officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date.

Patricia Hall

Pat passed away surrounded by her loving family Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Community-The Woodlands in Albert Lea. She was 77 years old.

Patricia Ann (Simonson) Hall was born March 20, 1942, in Albert Lea to Elmer and Marie (Krueger) Simonson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1960.

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On March 6, 1960, Pat was united in marriage to Walter Hall at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. To this marriage, three sons were born.

Pat was a strong, caring and compassionate lady. Her husband, Walter, worked as an over-the-road trucker, so Pat cared for her family, always had hot meals on the table and kept her home and vehicles in immaculate condition — all while working a full-time job at Land O’Lakes for 40 years, and at the Albert Lea Tribune for six years following. She often had to serve as both the mother and father figure at home because Walter would be asked to drive truck for weeks at a time, only coming home for a weekend or two out of the month. She was the glue of her family, keeping everyone together. Time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were memories she will always cherish.

Gardening, photography and the occasional trip to the casino were some of Pat’s favorite activities.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; both parents, Elmer and Marie Simonson; mother and father in-law James and Ella Hall; siblings Yvonne Kauffmann and Eugene Simonson; and sisters and brothers-in-law Alvin (Patricia) Hall, Arnold Hall and Helen (David) Oquist.

Those left to carry on her legacy include her children Bradley Hall, Andrew (Laura) Hall, Terry (Jodi Eckhardt) Hall and Spike Bauers; grandchildren Angela, Daniel, Dustin, Tyler, Cody, Jacob, Mckenzie, Justin, Samantha, Joey, Tia and Trevor; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings Carolyn (Dexter) Blood, Jerry Simonson and Larry Simonson; sister and brother in-law Donna Hall and Dean Kauffmann; a close friend, Lily; as well as many loving extended relatives and friends.