Patricia Ann Karl - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

February 10, 1958 - November 13, 2020

Patricia Ann Karl

Age 62, of Minneapolis, formerly of Richfield, passed away on November 13, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, John and Mildred “Mim” Karl; and aunt, Doris Myron. Survived by sister, Jane (Tom) Klecker; nephews, Jack (Julianne) and Charlie Klecker; loyal dog, Sam; and beloved friends and relatives. Patty was a respected and beloved case manager for Stubbe & Associates. She earned her RN, BSN and CDMS.

YouTube Link to Patricia’s Memorial Service.

Memorials preferred to Humane Society.


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Patty. I am an adjuster who worked with Patty for the past 35 years on work comp claims. Patty was such a dear and so good at her job. I loved her bright, bubbly, and positive personality. Work comp has lost a nurse who was so good at her job-everyone loved Patty.

  2. Katie says:

    I know we didn’t know each other very long, but I will miss your sweet voice and kind heart. I loved working with you and am so saddened by your passing. I will miss you so much.
    Love, Katie

  3. Nancy Schwalbe says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and family on the loss of your dear sister Patty. We had so many fun times growing up together in Richfield. Patty was always so funny and a great friend. Memories to last a lifetime! Out prayers go out to you and family❤️

  4. Amanda R says:

    I am so sad to hear of Patty’s passing. She was my very favorite case manager to work with. She was so knowledgeable, friendly and just a joy to work with. She had such an amazing spirit. We laughed every time we talked. I will miss you, Patty. Your guidance, quick wit and laughter made the bad days manageable and the good days even better. Our work comp community won’t be the same without you. Rest In Peace kiddo. ❤️ My thoughts and prayers are with Patty’s family and friends.

  5. Andy says:

    Patty was my case manager for a spine injury. She went above and beyond to help me with the process and my own mental health. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Patty! I truly don’t know where I would be if she wasn’t always there to say “ Keep your head up kiddo” and give me great advise. All though she was there for her job I truly felt she cared about me and my family. My heart was crushed to learn the unfortunate news. RIP the best to ever do it You will be missed I send my condolences

  6. Steve & Judy Kippley says:

    Our deepest Sympathy to all of Pattys family. My husband and I were just so shocked to hear the news. She was a wonderful person and a wonder QRC. Rest in pease sweet lady.

    Steve & Judy Kippley

  7. Laurel Mirs says:

    Patty has been my QRC since February. She was so supportive and upbeat and positive. I will miss her and the all of the many ways she was helping me navigate my recovery. She truly made a difference in the lives of others.

    • Matt. says:

      Patty’s passing breaks my heart. She had been my QRC for the past year. She was so kind, caring and a joy to talk to. I truly feel like I lost a family member. Patty had such a genuine soul. The lord got an amazing caretaker. Rest in peace kiddo. You will be missed.

  8. Sarah Johnson says:

    I remember Patty fondly growing up and thought she was so cool! I can hear her saying, “kiddo” or kid” :) I remember going to her pinning ceremony when she became a nurse. She was class act and I have some of my best memories from spending holidays with her and your family. And later, I admired her faithful visits to Dorey. She truly was a bright light in this world and brought joy to many.

  9. Rochon Bergevin-Smith says:

    I worked with Patty at Stubbe & Associates. She was always a bright, thoughtful and generous person. Her reputation as one of the finest case managers in Minnesota was well known and she was frequently requested. She built trusted professional contacts with Claims Adjusters, Medical Providers, and Employers. Patty worked hard for the injured workers in her care and would search high & low for the best services to fit their specific needs. Her genuine personality and positive attitude touched all of us that knew her. She made a powerful impact with her life. I will think of her often and feel grateful I had a chance to work with her.
    I send my condolences to her sister & extended family. Patty was and is an Angel.

  10. LP Alexander says:

    Patty was our beloved neighbor. We had many wonderful conversations, laughs over our dogs, shared my “experimental” soups, smiles and waves. She. sent the Humane Society a lovely donation in honor of our beloved dog’s passing. She will be greeted in heaven by her human and dogs families with great joy. Love you, Patty

  11. Kelley Solheid says:

    Patty, my friend, I will truly miss you! Working together for over 15 years we had fun! I always loved your smile and whit. Your compassion for the job was remarkable and you did make a difference. Thank you for all the years of friendship!! You were taken way to soon. God must have needed a new angel. My condolensces to the family and friends. .

  12. Marcus Mobley says:

    Jane, Pam and I are saddened to learn of your sister’s passing. We will be thinking of you now and in the days ahead.

  13. Nick Donner says:

    My deepest condolences to Patty’s family, friends, and coworkers. Patty was my QRC nurse for my work comp injury. She was incredibly sweet and helpful throughout this process, and it felt like she really cared. I struggle with depression and anxiety and got pretty down during all of this, and she helped lift me up and shared her enthusiastic optimism with me. Even though I’m 42 years old she still called me “kiddo” on the phone and I got a kick out of that. I truly appreciate all she did. She was truly a kind soul.

  14. Pete Myron says:

    Dear Cousin Jane, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Pattys passing and can’t imagine what you are going through. Some of my fondest memories growing up were with us four cousins,my brother and I and you and Patty..Kathi and I are thinking of you and love you so much!

  15. Monique Martin says:

    Dear family of Patty’s, I have known Patty for many years, from different salons where she saw a different stylist but was passed to me when her stylist retired.. Patty was my client for only a few years but we connected immediately. We laughed & talked about everything & everybody!lol! Patty was so kind & always said take your time, or do u need a break before starting my hair? She also made me feel young when she called me Kiddo, like so many others! She gave love & kindness to everyone. I will miss her bunches. ❤️❤️❤️ My condolences to your family.

  16. Chris Hale says:

    My deepest sympathies to Patty’s family. I’ve known Patty as a colleague and friend for several years. She is dearly missed.

  17. Janet Swenson Lima says:

    And I were newly hired new grad nurses at Metropolitan Medical Center (now
    Hennepin Health) in 1980 on B3 Orthopedics. I always looked forward to working with Patty and considered her one of my favorite colleagues during those early formative years of our careers. I was so saddened to hear of her passing! May God bless her family and friends. Am sure she touched multiple lives throughout her career with her God-given care and compassion!! (Psalm 23)

  18. Chrissy says:

    Bobby and I are very saddened to hear of Patty’s passing.
    Our hearts are broken…we would meet some Wednesday nites at Bunny for dinner and a beer or a glass of wine…. we caught up with each others lives. Patty always asked about us first, always., rarely talked about herself….she loved her family and caught us up on her aunts, her nephews, and their family…she was very proud of her nephews…Patty was the kindest person we’ve ever met, and she loved all the dogs that needed extra special love and care, and they became human when she talked about her animals…you just knew they loved her as much as she loved them……..we will always be able to picture Patty in our memories of her and hear her laugh…..joining everyone’s loss of really good friend and fun gal…….
    Bobby & Chrissy

  19. Chrissy & Bobby Lamson says:

    Our hearts are broken..we would meet Patty on Wednesday nites at Bunny’s for dinner along with Nancy & Steve & Jane…..where we caught up on each others lives…Patty always asked about us first, always., before she talked about her job, her family who she deeply loved, her nephews made her the most proud. She loved her job and how her clients touched her life, her friends, and her dogs, who needed extra love and care, and her puppies loved her as much as she loved them…a truly good soul. I loved her dog names…people names, always made me smile.
    Thankyou God for making such good people…….
    Chrissy & Bob Lamson

  20. Mary Setter Bock says:

    Dear Jane and family, I’m sending you my deepest sympathies and love for Patty’s passing. Such sad, sad news. Know that you are in my thoughts and heart. Love, Mary Setter Bock

  21. Sharon Garon says:

    Dear Jane & family… Patty, Judy and I were all in the same new hire class with Northwest Airlines in 1990 while you were still flying! We were in the same “crash pad” for several months and became fast friends under those delightful and sometimes crazy conditions. So we have been friends for a very long time. Although we did not get together regularly, the three of us always managed to get together enough to catch up with each others lives. Judy was great at arranging our happy hour get togethers when I let Judy know that I would be in town. Patty was a dear, trusted, kind, animated fun friend and a really, really good person. I will miss her, as will so many others whose lives she touched.

  22. Rebecca Ramirez says:

    I met Patty in July 1990 in our Northwest training as flight attendants. She was always someone I found to be so smart and genuinely kind. I am sure she touched so many lives. My prayers go out to her family. I know she will be missed dearly.

  23. Patricia Bassing says:

    Dear Jane,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your sister and dear aunt to your children. Patty and Kelly and I started in the QRC business so many years ago at about the same time. Patty was a dear friend and a lovely caring person to all she met. I think of her almost every day since her passing. I think of how she will be missed. I pray God enjoys Patty as much as we all did!
    Take care,
    Patricia Bassing

  24. Nichole Tannahill says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Patty at Concentra and Alaris. She truly lit up each and every room she entered. I am grateful for having known her and she will be missed so much.

  25. Carlyn Gilmore says:

    I worked with Patty for years assisting her clients to return to work as an Occupational Therapist at Saunders Therapy Centers. Her forever positive attitude, bubbly personality, investment in her clients and hard work to achieve the best outcome for them made it a pleasure to be on the same team with her. She visited the clinic to see how they were doing in their rehab, called them, and us “Kiddo”, and had her therapy at Saunders when she had an injury. We loved seeing and working with her. I am so sorry for the loss of Patty. She made a beautiful difference in all our lives.
    Carlyn Gilmore

  26. Karen Little says:

    just heard of your passing today and am completely heartbroken. I will miss you dearly! I will miss grooming my Sam Sam and our conversations. You meant so much to me! I know you were welcomed into heaven with open arms, as you were one of the kindest souls I have ever met.

    My deepest condolences to Patty’s family.

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