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July 2, 1934 – Saturday, July 21, 2012

Service Information
St. Thomas the Apostle-Corcoran, MN
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Dale Frank Patnode, age 78, of Minneapolis and formerly of Corcoran passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Hennepin County Medical Center.

He was born on July 2, 1934 in Corcoran the son of Louis & Mabel Zahler Patnode.

Dale honorably served his Country in The United States Army from 1954-1956 and was stationed in Germany.

On June 13, 1959, Dale F. Patnode & Patricia A. Hagen were joined in holy marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Medicine Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children.

Dale engaged in dairy farming for several years near Corcoran. He also owned & operated Patnode’s General Store in Corcoran for sixteen years. The Patnode family sold vegetable produce at The Farmer’s Market on Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis for more than forty years. Dale formerly worked at Honeywell.

He was a lifelong member of The Church of St. Thomas The Apostle in Corcoran. Dale formerly belonged to The Corcoran Lions Club and to The Hamel American Legion Post # 394.

Survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years: Patricia “Pat”; children: Dannea Bermel (Roger Schalo) of Moundsview, Dennis Patnode of Minneapolis, Michael Patnode and Gary (Connie) Patnode all of Corcoran and Christine (Jason) Majeski of Rockford; grandchildren: Brett & Eric Patnode; Alexis, Bria & Cassie Majeski; Sheree Bermel, Shelly Bermel and Bobbi Jo Henricks; Dennis, Courtney, Jeremy and Josh; great grandchildren; great, great grandchildren; a sister: Diane Morin of Buffalo; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Tommy & Terry and by his father-in-law & mother-in-law: Otto & Deloris Hagen.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dale Patnode will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church0 County Road #10, in Corcoran. Father John A. Gallas will be the Celebrant.

Interment with military rites Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday evening.

Further visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 25th one hour prior to services at the Church.

Casket Bearers will be Jason Majeski, Brett Patnode, Eric Patnode, Chris Hagen, David Hagen and Paul Hagen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville-Funeral Home are serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sheree Bermel

    Will think of you always, Grandpa. I am very thankful for all you taught me, shared with me, all our travels, your generosity, your funny one liners and so much more. Will love you always!

  2. Michelle Lynn Bermel

    I like to walk with Grandpa, His steps are short like mine. He doesn’t say, “Now hurry up!” He always takes his time. Most people have to hurry, They do not stop and see. I’m glad that God made grandpa, Unrushed and young like me.

  3. Keenan Allen Dickerson

    God looked around His Garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon His earth and saw your loving face.
    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    His Garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
    As the days come and go and the world moves on,
    I know you’re still here, you’ll never be gone.
    When the Angel came and
    took your hand,
    We cried as you left for an unknown land.
    But Heaven rejoiced as you came into
    For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright!


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