In memory of

Pat Paysen

February 20, 1947 - July 17, 2021
From: Wall Lake, IA
Pat  Paysen

Pat Paysen

Born: February 20, 1947
Died: July 17, 2021
Age: 74
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Pat Paysen, age 74, of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at her home in Wall Lake, IA.  Patricia Joy was born on February 20, 1947, to parents Merlin and Viola (Rudnick) Beese in Manning, IA.  She attended grade school in Wall Lake and graduated from Wall Lake High School with the class of 1965.

   On September 11, 1965, Pat, aka “Tooters”, was united in marriage to Dennis Paysen at the Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake.  This union was blessed with a son, Marvin.  Pat loved children and worked as a teacher’s aid at the Wall Lake School and in the city library for several years.  She was always volunteering her time within the community, nursing home, and church.  She enjoyed spending winters in Arizona and attending weekly bible studies. Pat was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother and loved her time spent with family and friends.  She will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved her.

            Psalm 119:24, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”, is the Bible verse that Pat would start every day with. Anyone who would meet her would never know all that she had been through. Pat battled many health issues in the course of her life….a 33-year Mayo Clinic liver transplant survivor and a breast cancer survivor, just to name a few. But through all her illnesses and surgeries, she never complained and always had a smile on her face. She reassured everyone else by saying, “Don’t worry, everything will be ok…God’s got me”… her middle name, JOY, encompassed all that she brought to family and friends. And what joy she must have felt running into her Father’s loving arms as she took her last breath… No more pain, no more suffering, and all the good things that comes with what God promises…that’s what she would want everyone to know… no matter what you are going through, it will all be ok. She was a beacon of light, strength, faith, and an example to all who knew her. 

   Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Dennis Paysen of Wall Lake, IA; son Marvin (Myra) Paysen of Littleton, CO; grandchild Clayton Paysen of Pittsburg, PA; sister Carolyn Bahr of CO, and several friends.

   Pat was preceded in death by her father Merlin Beese, mother Viola Brown, and step father Dick Brown. 

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Thursday
July 22, 2021
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday
July 21, 2021
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:31 AM
“So sorry for your loss, Marvin. Hold tight to the good memories.”
- Teddy Stout
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:02 AM
“We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Pat. Denny and family please know you have our love and deepest sympathy. ”
- Merle Dumdei and Diana and Art Rowe
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:02 AM
“Denny & family, We would like to offer our deepest sympathies. We always loved visiting with Pat when in Wall Lake. So many times visiting after the Farm Fest parade. She was a wonderful person and will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. ”
- Jason & Shannon Reising
Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:02 AM
“So VERY sorry for your loss.”
- Kathy Blessington Rodman
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Pat lived up to her middle name ....Joy. And, so much Joy she brought to everyone. She will be missed. Our sympathies.”
- Dick and Jane Croll
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Dennis, Please know how sorry we are for Pat's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We know she is in a much better place and out of all pain. She was such a special lady--always a great attitude and a smile on her face. She will always have a place in our heart. God needs His angels and he has a special one now. Grace & peace and may God bless. Carl & Gaylene Lee”
- Carl Lee
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Dennis we are so sorry to read your wife has passed away. May God's peace be with you. ”
- Arlyn and Virginia Hillmer
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Denny and family, I'm sorry to hear of Pat's passing, May you keep all the good memories to help you thru the time of healing. Pat always had a smile on her face, A very caring person. I will miss seeing her at the Alumni Banquet. My Sympathy and Prayers, Mary Jo Hauser and family”
- Mary Hauser
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 9:52 AM
“Dennis and Family, My deepest Sympathy in the loss of Pat. I only knew her as a patient in L.C but she always had a smile no matter how bad she was feeling. She will be missed by many.”
- Pat Maunu
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 4:02 PM
“Denny and family-vern and I so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a wonderful person. Hugs to all of you and RIP Pat. ”
- Luverne and Mary Bruening
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 2:11 PM
“Dennis and Marvin, sending love and prayers your way. Even though we haven't seen each other for quite some time we remember you all with many fun times we spent together all the years we were in Lake View. God bless you all! Karen Smith-McNeese”
- Karen Smith Mcneese
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9:06 AM
“Sending hugs and prayers to you all. Pat was a beautiful and wonderful person! ”
- Jeanne Sorensen
Monday, July 19, 2021 at 3:39 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Pat. I knew her many years ago and really liked her. She has no more pain and is no Gods beautiful hands.”
- Linda Ross
Monday, July 19, 2021 at 3:39 PM
“Dennis and family,we are sad to hear of Pat's passing. Hold onto all of you fond memories. She was a great aide for me in my kindergarten class. ”
- Don and Donna Tjaden
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