Arleen M. Patten, age 92, of Spring Valley, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at her home.
Arleen Marion Bakken was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Wanamingo to George and Amanda (Kyllo) Bakken. After graduating from Pine Island High School, she worked at Mayo Clinic as a lab technician until her marriage to Richard "Dick" Patten. They were married June 2, 1948, at St. Ignatius in Spring Valley and to this union, two children were born: Pam and Richard Jr. Following her marriage to Dick, Arleen became a homemaker. She had a deep love for her children and grandchildren as well as her dogs. Arleen enjoyed traveling with friends and could never pass up a good coupon deal.
Arleen is survived by her children, Pam Rowe of Mankato, and Richard (Kristine) Patten Jr. of Lakeville; and two grandchildren, David Rowe Jr. of Mankato, and Gretchen Rowe of Alexandria, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick; and brother, Gordon Bakken.
Funeral Mass for Arleen Patten will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass on Friday at the church.