Dreblow, Patricia Wilder of Chanhassen, died Saturday, August 31, at Summerwood Presbyterian Home at the age of 88. Pat was born in 1925 and raised in Minneapolis. She attended St. Louis Park High School where she met the love of her life, Don Dreblow. They were married in 1945 and moved to the Excelsior area where they raised four children. Pat enjoyed cooking and showing hospitality to others. She had artistic gifts that were used to bless family and friends. She and Don were adventuresome travelers and enjoyed many trips to destinations around the world. Pat had a deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ which no doubt was responsible for her unshakable optimism. She was a devoted homemaker and mother, always putting the needs of her family before her own. Her outer beauty was surpassed only by her inner beauty and her sweet, servant-oriented spirit. Pat was known for her positive attitude throughout life and often encouraged others by reminding them that "the best is yet to come!" Preceded in death by her beloved husband Don. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her four children and spouses: Dave (Donna) Dreblow, Bloomington, MN, Sue (John) Cameron, Asheboro, NC, Bruce (Diane) Dreblow, Chanhassen, MN, Paul (Anne) Dreblow, Fridley, MN, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service celebrating Pat's life will be held Sunday, Sept 8th, at 3 pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 322 2nd Street, Excelsior, with visitation one hour prior to service at CHURCH. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. Devon E. Anderson and her son, Dr. Paul Dreblow. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN, 55318 or Optage Hospice, 2845 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. The Dreblow family would like to thank the staff of Summerwood Presbyterian Home and Hospice workers for their compassionate and exceptional care. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 www.huberfunerals.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.