Patricia Mary Ann Poshusta, 86

Published 9:51 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

Patricia Mary Ann Poshusta, 86, of Austin, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Septe. 23, 2014, at Sacred Heart Care Center.



Patricia was born July 29, 1928, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the oldest daughter of Adeline and Louis Proulx. The family later moved to Austin, Minnesota.

She graduated from Austin High School and Austin Junior College. On April 15, 1950, she married Robert Vernon Poshusta at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1998.

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Patricia loved traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and pets Bobo and Toots. She enjoyed being with people and after raising nine children, she went to work at the Fantles store in Austin.

Survivors include nine children, Richard “Dick” (Leanne), Austin, Minnesota, Gary, Bremerton, Washington, Jane (Rick) Vanderbosch, Rochester, Minnesota, Paul (Sharrol), Ellensburg, Washington, Susan, Austin, Minnesota, Craig (Joyce), Austin, Minnesota, John (Teri Benson), Bremerton, Washington, Nancy (Lance Thomas), Austin, Minnesota, Karen (David Markey), Fairhaven, Massachusetts; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Proulx Hanson (Byron), Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

In addition to her husband; she is preceded in death by her parents; and great-grandson, Tyler Poshusta.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at