Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
Time: 2:00 to 8:00 PM and from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 20th
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO
Graveside services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens, St. Louis, MO
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Patricia Dorothy Lauridsen, known to all as Patsy, departed this life in Sullivan, MO on August 16, 2013, having reached the age of ninety-one years, nine months and twenty-five days. Patsy was born in St. Louis, MO on October 22, 1921, daughter of Richard Lee Powers and Lucille Ruby Powers nee Collier. On July 12, 1947, she was united in marriage to Carl Madsen Lauridsen and two children came to bless this union.
Patsy is survived by her children, Richard Lee Lauridsen and wife, Mari, of St. Clair, MO and Chris Lauridsen of Steelville, MO; by one sister, Elizabeth Litzinger of the state of FL; by three grandchildren, Jeff Lauridsen and wife, Ann, of Washington, MO, Mark Lauridsen of Affton, MO and Tricia Tune and husband, Keegan, of St. Peters, MO; by two great-grandchildren, Paige Lauridsen Webbe of Washington and Kinley Rene Tune of St. Peters; by one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Powers and Lucille Powers Bewig; by her step-father, John W. Bewig, I; by her husband, Carl Lauridsen; by her brother, John W. Bewig, II; and by three sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Creighton, Lorraine Mossinghoff and Shirley Harvill.
Patsy was a Christian of the Lutheran faith, believing in the Lord as her Savior. During her working career, Patsy worked at an ammunitions plant during World War II and in later years, was employed as a sales clerk at JC Penney in St. Louis, MO. She was an active and vibrant lady and was involved in the community. She served as chair person for Franklin County OATS Support Committee and was also a member and past president of the Wellston School PTA, active there for fourteen years. Patsy had a variety of interests throughout her life. She loved the outdoors, especially camping on the Meramec River and riding motorcycles. She had an outgoing nature, was very active and loved living life to the fullest. Going ski diving on her eightieth birthday was one of her highlights. What meant most to her though, was time spent with her family. She loved to create nick names for her grandchildren and even some of their friends. Her children and grandchildren held a very special place in her heart, as she did in theirs. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever be cherished by them all.
A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens in St. Louis, MO with the Rev. Jim Watson officiating. Interment was in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family of Patsy Lauridsen entrusted the services of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.