Wednesday, February 01, 2017 2:41 PM
Patricia Eischens, 90, of Belle Plaine, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to the Mass on Friday, February 3 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. at church. Fr. Brian Lynch will officiate. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine.
Mary Patricia “Pat” Eischens was born on January 23, 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Rafferty) Conroy. She graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14, 1945. After graduation she held several jobs including work at F.W. Woolworth, Twin City’s Milk, and JCPenny.
She married Urban Eischens on February 18, 1950 at the St. Paul Cathedral. The two of them moved out to Whitefish, Montana, where they owned and operated a bar for six years. They moved back to Minnesota, settling in Belle Plaine with a new bar business purchased from Joe Hahn. They leased this bar for $55 a month until 1966. At that time they purchased the old State Bank building and converted it into a new bar business named Urb and Pats.
She enjoyed watching sports, walking, reading, baking cookies, and spending time with her family. Pat was very active in her grandchildren’s lives. Her family cherished her spirited attitude and good humor. Pat lived her life to the fullest.
Pat is survived by her loving family; children, Dave and Dee Eischens, Geralyn Murray, Steve and Janel Eischens, and Jackie and Dan Brahee; grandchildren, Carly (Mike) Shelton, Devin McCormick, Mary (Scott) Mickelson, Nick Eischens, Zac Eischens, Peter Eischens, Lizzy Eischens, Justine Murray, and Rilyn Eischens; great-grandchildren, Ava, Garret, Cora and Hunter; brother, Tom Conroy; and many nieces and nephews.
Pat is preceded in death by her father and mother,; sister, Eileen; brother, Gene; son, baby Steven; and grandson, baby Daniel.