Patsy Jean Barstad, 70, of Hermantown, passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 with her loving husband by her side. She was born May 25, 1942 in Shooks, Minnesota to Earl and Josephine Spears. She married Vernon Barstad on July 8, 1961 in Littlefork, Minnesota. Together they raised two children. She loved spending time with her family and friends, camping and "snow birding to Arizona". She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dixie Lea Spears and Virginia Goblirsch and a grandson Jeremy Byrnes. She is survived by her husband, Vernon; a daughter, Dixie Lea (Tim) Byrnes of Hermantown; a son, Brian (Jennifer) Barstad of Libby, Montana; a sister, Frances (David) Kerr of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was happy to be at home these last five weeks under the care of St. Luke's Foundation Hospice with Vernon and her dog, Fergie as primary care givers. Visitation will be from 1:00 until the 2:00 funeral service Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Grace Lutheran Church. 5454 Miller Trunk Hwy. Rev Phil Berge officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Grace Lutheran Church or St. Luke's Foundation/Home Hospice. To sign the guestbook on-line, visit www.wlbfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.