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Patricia A. Brand, 60

Patricia A. Brand, age 60, of Hastings, died May 23, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a lengthy illness.

Patricia was born July 3, 1953, in Hastings to Nicholas and Caroline (Frost) Stoffel. She was a graduate of Hastings High School with the class of 1971. She married Mark A. Brand and he died in 2010. Patricia was a longtime employee at Bahls Motor and Implement in Hastings. She loved to travel the world.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband; as well as an infant son, Ryan Cole Brand.

She is survived by a son, Nathan; two brothers, George (Jane) Stoffel, and Lynn (Shirley) Stoffel; nieces and nephew, Candee Jenson, Sandy Stoffel and Joseph Stoffel.

The memorial service, with Gordon Gathright officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home Chapel, 201 7th Street East in Hastings. A gathering will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.