Patricia Ann Thorsbakken

1945- 2022

Patricia Ann Thorsbakken, age 77, of Eau Claire, passed away on Sunday morning with family by her side. Pat was born on February 28, 1945, in Stanley, Wisconsin to Wil- liam and Mary Brodacki. She graduated from Stanley High School in 1963 where she won numerous awards, was selected as a member of the Badger Girls State Band, and was salutatorian.

Pat completed her under- graduate degree and two Mas – ters degrees at UW Stout and then taught in the Whitehall School District for 40 years.

She was dedicated to her students and was active in FC- CLA. This dedication led to her winning the Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year Award in 1984. Pat married Dr. Arden Thorsbakken on De – cember 19, 1987, and stayed married for 34 years until Pat’s death.

After retirement, Pat was an active member of Immaculate Conception parish, volunteered as a 4-H judge, and completed grant work for the State of Wisconsin. Pat enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, catching up with friends on the phone, and her monthly book club.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents.

Pat is survived by her husband Arden, son Max (Brooke), sisters JoAnn and Leona, brother William, grandchildren, step-children, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the entire Mayo Hospital and Hos pice care teams.

A Memorial Mass will be

held Today, Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Im maculate Conception Catholic Church, 1712 Highland Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701. A vis itation will be held Today, at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A lun cheon will take place at the church immediately following Mass. A private family buri al will take place at Wayside Cemetery in Barron, WI at a later date.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

May 11, 2022