Patricia Louise Lefebvre

Patricia Louise Lefebvre, age 83 of Otsego, joined her heavenly family on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Patricia was born to Victoria and Wesley Thibodeau on August 7, 1937, number 11 of 15 children. She lived in Dayton and Minneapolis and graduated from St. Anthony high school in 1954. She married Richard on September 1, 1956 and they had seven children. Patty was known for her smile and infectious laugh. She loved and was loved, by many. A gracious host who welcomed hundreds into her home over the years, from their card club of 60 plus years, to weddings, parties and family reunions. A gifted athlete, competing in women’s softball and several bowling leagues throughout the years. A true partner with her husband Richard, they established 101 Market, selling corn and vegetables grown on their family farm. Over the 27 years running the business, they employed and instilled the value of hard work into their seven children, several nephews, grandchildren and many young people in the area. While raising her kids, Patty also cleaned houses, drove school bus and was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. Patty touched everyone she met, she had a big heart and was very generous. She volunteered at CAER Food Shelf and St. Andrew’s church and school. Patty is survived by her loving husband, Richard; children, Sandy (Allen) Cheney, David (Holly), Gary (Crystal), Dennis, Carmen (Joe) Pouliot, Karla (Jim) Stockinger, Duane (Carole); 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, David Cheney; her parents; four brothers and six sisters. Memorial Mass Monday, December 7, 10:30 a.m., St. Andrews Catholic Church, 566 4th St. NW, Elk River, MN. Service will be live streamed at Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Dayton, MN. Memorials to CAER Food Shelf preferred in lieu of flowers. Arr. Dare’s Funeral Home, 763-441-1212,

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Sending all of my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Wife and Mother, Patty - hoping for boundless strength and Love to guide you through the difficulty of this moment in your lives. All Love; Jon Hudson


Dear Carmen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Jennifer Sheda

The entry listed for Jan Skogstrom should also include Dave Skogstrom

Dear LeFebvre Family,

Our heart aches along with yours for the loss of your dear Patty. (wife, mother, aunt, grandma, great-grandma, sisteri). She was something! She was welcoming to everyone and loving to them all. We attended many an event at their "entertainment center" and always had such a good time. We marveled at Patty's energy and ability, together with Richard, to host and feed all those people - all the time! I remember when Carole was engaged to Dewey and we had a shower, it was so fun to meet all the LeFebvre women and learn that they all liked to talk as much as Carole's side does! Our family (Carole's family) felt instantly at home and did any time thereafter. We remember her kindness, her good heart, her loving, and oh my, her energy!

May God's angels enfold you all in love, and tenderly care for you and soothe your broken hearts.

"I will send a comforter to you, who will abide with you. I will not leave you desolate but in the Christ ... I will be with you all the way." excerpts from John 14

Theres really so many words to describe my beautiful aunt, mostly she was just so gracious and humble...Faith, Family, and Friends, would be about the best way to summon her up...when I heard of her death, it really hit deep to the core of my being....Truly, my deepest sincere, condolences to this beautiful beautiful family...all my cousins...

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