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Patricia Ann Ratajczak

January 24, 1952 — June 22, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia Ratajczak, age 69, of Milaca, will be held Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11 AM at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno, MN.  Burial will be at the parish cemetery.  Visitation will take place from 1 – 3 PM Sunday at Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca and continue one hour prior to the service at St. John Cantius Catholic Church on Monday.

Patricia Ann Ratajczak was born January 24, 1952 to Wilbert and Flava (Garman) Lemcke in Vesta Township.  She married Lewis Ratajczak on February 16, 1974 in Marshall, MN.  She was a stay-at-home mom and raised four children.  Throughout the years, she was a resident of Windom, Elk River, then lastly to Milaca following her husband’s career moves.  She liked working at the Food Co-op in Windom, and later working as a real estate agent.  Most recently, she helped her son with bookkeeping at the Princeton Trading Post until her retirement two years ago.  She enjoyed ceramics, furniture re-upholstery, playing card games, and going to the casino with friends.  Pat also loved spending time with her children and spoiling her grandchildren.

Patricia passed away June 22, 2021 at the Milaca Elim Home.

She is survived by her husband, Lew Ratajczak of Milaca; children, Missy Lemcke (Steve Lawler) of Buffalo, MN, David Ziemke of Princeton, MN, Tony Ratajczak of Pease, MN, and Lynette Ratajczak (Aaron) Flaa of Staples, MN; 13 grandchildren, Kacey, Sean (Rachael), Nick, Megan, and Amanda Lawler, Jessie and Lucas Ziemke, Austin Ford, Chloe and Cora Ratajczak, Hope Ratajczak, Samantha Ratajczak, and Abbigail Flaa; 3 great-grandchildren, AJ, Izzy, and Eli Lawler; brothers and sisters, Pearl Pulse of Olivia, MN, Fern Kruse of Watertown, SD, Jerry (Karen) Lemcke of Granite Falls, MN, and Bill (Sandy) Laport, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Flava Lemcke.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, June 27, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home

260 Central Ave S, Milaca, MN 56353

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, June 28, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Cantius Catholic Church

3069 Kowno St, Ivanhoe, MN 56142

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