Patricia G. Rilea, 56, Maple Lake, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at her home.
Funeral service was Wednesday, May 30, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Maple Lake. Pastor Peter J. Martinson officiated. Visitation was Tuesday, May 29, 5-8 p.m., at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, at the church.
Patricia Genevieve Rilea was born July 14, 1955, in Minneapolis, to Roderick and Ann Marie (Blanchin) Berggren. She graduated from high school with the Robbinsdale class of 1973. Patty worked for Cargill for 12 years and for Bernatello’s in Maple Lake until her failing health made her unable to work, despite her determination to be there. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and collecting movies. Patty’s greatest enjoyment in life was the time she spent with family and friends, as she eagerly worked towards retirement to be able to spend more time with her grandchildren.
Patty is survived by her children, Daniel, Brian (significant other, Jamie), Nicole (significant other, Ben), Cory (significant other, Katie), and Anthony (significant other, Amanda); 14 grandchildren; her mother; brothers, Alan and Fred Berggren; sisters, Liz Berggren, Mary (Tracy) Henderson, Cathy Lenz, and Cris Ericson.
She was preceded in death by her father; and brother Phillip and an infant brother.
Pallbearers will be Dan, Brian, Nicole, Cory and Tony Rilea, Ben Knowles, Justin Iaquinto, and Bruce and Rob Steele. Marlene Mohwinkel, and Rev. Steven King.