Patricia “Pat” Ann Bruels, age 92 of North Mankato (formerly New Ulm) died peacefully on Monday, August 8, 2022, at her home at the Oak Terrace Assisted Living Community in North Mankato.

A private family Mass will take place at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Clair.  Father Robert Schneider will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Clair. 

The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm are assisting the family with arrangements at this time.

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Pat is survived by her daughter, Jean (Jim) Jore of Courtland; her sons, Joel Bruels of Winona, Tom (Laurie) Bruels of St. George; her grandchildren, Butch Dwyer of New Ulm, Erin (Andrew) Lewis of Manhattan, Illinois, Andy (Stacy) Bruels of Pierre, South Dakota, Tim Bruels of Minneapolis, Matt (Brenna) Bruels of Shakopee, Katie Bruels of Minneapolis, Mary Bruels of Bristol, England, Kelly (Casey Johnson) Bruels of Duluth, Bridget (Brandon) Bruels-Prange of North Mankato, Joe (Kaity Liden) Bruels of Faribault; step-grandchildren, Nick (Tanya) Jore of Spring Grove, Natalie Jore of Chaska; her great-grandchildren, Aaron, Cassidy, Joe, John, Jett, and two more on the way; step-great-grandchildren, Kloe, Aunnan, Mariah, Will; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warren in 2012; and her 8 siblings.

Patricia “Pat” Ann Sahli was born July 9, 1930, in Hague, North Dakota to Frank and Julia (Schmidt) Sahli.  She was a 1948 graduate of St. Clair High School and furthered her education studying clerical work.  Pat was united in marriage to Warren Robert Bruels on October 15, 1955, in St. Clair.  This union blessed the couple with a daughter and two sons whom together they raised in New Ulm.  Pat worked from home as a loving wife, mother, and home maker, but also did clerical work for a variety of local businesses around New Ulm.  She was a past member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm as well as Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Clair.  Pat will forever be remembered for her kind, gentle, and loving demeanor.  She was the consummate wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and truly loved every moment she got to spend with her family.  Although she lived a long and beautiful 92 years of life, she will be dearly missed be all who had the honor of knowing and loving her.  Blessed be her memory.

A special thank you to the staff of the Oak Terrace Senior Living Community in North Mankato for their loving and professional care given to Pat over the years.

Patricia Ann Bruels, #