April 26, 1957 - April 8, 2022
Surrounded by the love of her family, Patricia Talsness passed away at her home after a valiant battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Oak Park, Illinois to Bill and Betty Binz. She spent many memorable weekends with her sister and brother (Mary and Riley) water skiing at their summer home on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She attended Valparaiso University and graduated with a degree in journalism. After she graduated, Patricia moved to Florida and met her beloved husband Steven, whom she married in 1981. Shortly before her marriage, Patricia converted to the Catholic Faith, which she practiced devoutly every day of her life. She always said she was forever grateful to her husband Steven for leading her to the Catholic Faith, and together they volunteered for their local Latin Mass Parish for several decades. Patricia raised and homeschooled her 11 children - dedicating 30 years of providing them with an education deeply rooted in the Catholic Faith. Patricia was a selfless woman giving her time, energy, and love to her family, friends, and the Church. She expressed that her one proud achievement was her 11 children continue to practice and love their Catholic Faith. Patricia was always up for an adventure taking the kids to the zoo, aquarium, museums, Florida springs, strawberry and blueberry picking, and the beach. She somehow found time to enjoy her hobbies of sewing, photography, scrapbooking, refinishing furniture, and CrossFit. She cheered for her children in wrestling, football, soccer, and endless baseball games. When the grandkids were born, she was the first there to help, and it did not stop with holding the new baby. She washed dishes, folded laundry, cleaned the house, did yardwork, and even assisted at a few births - Patricia did it all. She loved spending time with her grandkids: tobogganing with them down steep hills in Pennsylvania, milking the cow with them in Kansas, touring National Parks with them from California to Nebraska, oystering on the boat with them in St. Augustine, to teaching school via zoom classes, Patricia took a special interest in each one. Patricia is survived by her husband Steven, sister Mary, brother Riley, daughters Carin, Brandy, Grace, Emily, Melissa, Naomi, and Hannah, her sons Peter, Olaf, Gunnar, and Lars, and her 39 grandchildren (with four on the way!). Patricia will be greatly missed by all those who love her, but we find comfort in all the wonderful memories and knowing that her work here on earth is done. Requiescat in Pace.
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