Patricia Jean Waller | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 21, 1955 - May 28, 2021

Patricia Jean Waller

Age 66, of Eden Prairie. Survived by husband, David Waller; sisters, Sandra (Charles) Blackman and Kathie (Rick) Engelhardt; sister-in-law, Katherine (Tom) Page; brother-in-law, Bert Waller, nephews and nieces, Joe Engelhardt and Mike Engelhardt, Lindsay Nelson and Brandon Waller, Sara Liese and Ellen Page; and numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Stella Helseth. Pat was quiet but very kind and thoughtful. She would do anything for others and was so supportive of their pursuit of life’s dreams. She loved our country, the MN Vikings, and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

For those who cannot attend in person, there will be a live-stream link posted here before the service.


  1. Nona Hovey says:

    Pat left us too early but will be there to greet us when we reconnect in heaven. What a celebration that will be!
    Praying God’s peace over you all as you grieve her loss.

  2. Tamar Brinkerhoff says:

    She was truly a very blessed person and so glad she knew how much she was loved. May we continue to support Dave and her family as they mourn and provide them our thoughts and prayers. Tammy Brinkerhoff

  3. Carol Bishop says:

    Holding you close in prayer, Dave. I’m so deeply sorry for this heartbreaking loss.

  4. Phillip Dobberfuhl says:

    My family and I offer our heartfelt condolences. We share Pat’s love of country and love of our Saviour (but not the Vikings…) and mourn her death with you. We have a sure hope that she has gone to a place prepared for her, and that our reunion all together after our mortal sojourn here is through will be filled with perfect joy. Until then, we pray for His comfort and presence in your life.
    The Dobberfuhls – Phillip, Yukiyo, Karen, Noah, Luke, and Shawn
    (Phillip is Gloria Dobberfuhl (Paulson)’s son)

  5. joseph kueppers says:

    I am so sorry for the passing of Pat. I feel so blessed to have known her. She was truly a wonderful woman. I hope and pray that she is enjoying the beatific vision with our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Please know of my prayers for her and you.
    Joe Kueppers

  6. Tom and Sharon Holzer says:


    We were so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing away. Know that we are praying for you during this difficult time for you.

    Tom and Sharon Holzer

  7. Mark Dittman says:

    I pray for healing and peace to you and your family, Dave.

    Mark Dittman

  8. Ron Goedken says:

    So Sorry for your loss, Praying for all of you in this difficult time. Ron Goedken

  9. Ron Goedken says:

    So Sorry for your loss. Praying for you in these difficult times.

  10. Debra Heymans says:

    Prayers and blessings to you and your family in this very difficult time. I remember meeting Pat at one of St Mary’s festivals. We, of course, talked about the Vikings as you know my husband and I have purple pride too! She was such a sweetheart and I’m so glad to have met her. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, grant her eternal rest in his loving arms. Debby Heymans

  11. Kim Myers says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I am so sad to hear this news and wish you great peace. May you be held in God’s abiding light. Kim Myers

  12. Melissa Block says:

    Dave, we’ll keep you and Pat in our thoughts and prayers

  13. Kelly Bruce says:

    Oh, Dave. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. A spark has been extinguished. When we asked Pat to be a founding Director of the Blackman-Helseth Foundation we told her that we saw an inner spark that was seen by too few. Pat will always be in our memory and pray she has found peace.

    Chuck Blackman, Pres/CEO

  15. Chuck and Sandy Blackman says:

    Jesus said, “In my Father’s mansion there are many rooms.” We hope Pat’s room comes with a coffeemaker. We will always remember Pat sitting across from us with both hands wrapped around a cup of coffee with a big smile on her face. We laughed and talked about many things, trivial and serious with honesty and respect. We miss Pat greatly and pray that in our grief she has found peace.

    To honor Pat’s memory we will start a yearly scholarship to be awarded to qualified respiratory therapy student at South Dakota State University.

  16. Warren and Joyce Camp says:

    Dave, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Praying God’s comfort and peace for you and your family during this difficult time.

  17. Tim Levi says:

    Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and Pat in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Mary Petersen says:

    Our hearts go out to Dave and all of Pat’s family. Her friendship has meant so much to me over the years and I will miss her warmth and laughter. Rest in peace my dear friend.
    Tom and I send our thoughts and prayers to you.

  19. Judy Thul says:


    I’m so incredibly sorry to hear this news. Life so sweet, taken way to early.
    You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers

  20. Emily Colangelo says:

    Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Pat are in my prayers.

  21. Laura Sorensen says:

    Praying for the peace that surpasses all understanding for Dave and all of Pat’s family.

  22. D. Millard says:

    I will always remember the lunches and attending Chanhassen dinner theatre with Pat and her sisters.
    Pat had a life that was well lived, she as well loved and will be missed deeply by her family.
    Rest In Peace and love.

  23. Shari Anderson says:

    I’m so happy we were get to know Pat. Just thinking of her sitting having coffee with Sandy and Chuck every week at Byerly’s and laughing and smiling makes my heart smile. She was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

  24. Roland Anderson says:

    I didn’t know Pat well, but I did meet her numerous occasions and right from the start, I could tell that she was a wonderful human being. I feel so bad that she has passed on, but down here on earth, she earned her wings. Bless her heart.

  25. Diane Mareck says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Dave. Will hold you and Pat in my prayers.

  26. Pat Schommer says:

    My heart goes out to you, Dave; I’ve walked in those shoes.

    Isaiah 43:1-3

  27. Jean Albrightson says:

    We share your grief at losing cousin Pat (Always Patty to me) and hope that all the wonderful memories of Pat will bring some comfort and peace to all who mourn.
    Jean Helseth Albrightson and Jon ALbrightson

  28. Rick Anderson says:

    Dave; I was so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on her passing. May the good Lord give you comfort in your grief.

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