Patricia Anna Tackmann, 87, from Lake City, passed away peacefully at her home Oct. 13, 2019. She was born July 17, 1932, in Lake City to Harry and Hilda (Wohlwend) Brostrom. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950 and married Zenos Tackmann Feb. 2, 1952. With this union they raised six children: Dave, Jim, Paul, Dan, Mary, and Ruth. Her entire life was spent in Lake City, except for a brief time in Florida when Zenos was in the Marines. Pat provided bookkeeping for Tackmann Sheet Metal (Heating and Cooling) until her husband's retirement.
Pat was an active member of First Lutheran Church her entire life, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. She looked forward to weekly Bible study, quilting (for the church as well as her grandchildren), and greeting visitors and reached out to everyone, especially newcomers, and she recently helped plan for the church's 150th anniversary celebration. In addition, she was in the church choir, taught Sunday school, and she and her husband served as janitors at the original First Lutheran Church location (across the street from their home). She loved spending time with her family, preparing meals and baking family favorites, as well as attending her children's, grandchildren's, and great-grandchildren's activities. She was always willing to take on a sewing, mending, or knitting project for her family and the church. She was a loving, kind, patient woman who was always concerned about others and wanted to help those in need.
She is survived by her children, David Tackmann (Deborah), Eau Claire, Wis., James Tackmann (Patricia), Rochester, Paul Tackmann (Patti), Lake City, Daniel Tackmann (Lori), Waconia, Mary Tackmann, Budd Lake, N.J., Ruth Hutchinson, Lake City; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Harriet Agrimson, Richmond; and brother, Richard (Doreen) Brostrom, Thoreau, N.M. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Brostrom; her mother, Hilda Brostrom; her husband, Zenos Tackmann; and one brother, Allen Brostrom.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at First Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Tim Ehling and Pastor Duane Holst officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at church. There will be a private burial for the family at Oakwood Cemetery in Lake City. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to First Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.