Patricia Volkert

Patricia Volkert

  • Funeral Date: 12/05/16
  • Funeral Time: 11 AM
  • Date of Birth: 8/08/52
  • Date of Death: 11/30/16
  • Funeral Location: Rejoice! Church

Patricia Volkert, age 64, of Northfield, Minnesota passed away Nov 30th 2016, after a courageous 2-year battle with terminal Glioblastoma brain cancer.

Patricia was born Aug 8th, 1952 in Northfield, the daughter of John and Florence (Hohrman) Volkert. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Northfield High School in 1970. Patricia was married and from this union the couple had two children, Jennifer and Jason. They resided in Blaine until 1991 where she returned to Northfield. She then attended college at Mankato state where she received her bachelors and ultimately her masters in nursing. She went on to specialize in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC). She worked at the Northfield Hospital and Fairview Ridges Burnsville.

Patricia loved going to Zumba classes and staying active. She had a love for dogs and raised basset hounds and bloodhounds. She also showed them at the kennel club competitions. Patricia loved watching baseball, gardening and going on motorcycle tours across the county. She also travelled to Hawaii and Ireland. To those that knew her Patricia was a loving and caring person. She was strong willed, full of joy and would go out of her way to help others. In her career, she was well respected and others looked up to her.

Patricia is survived by her daughter Jennifer Adams (Andy Schlievert) of Northfield, son Jason Streitz (Lisa Gulliver) of Northfield, and 3 grandchildren Porter, Montana and Hunter. She is also survived by her mother Florence of Dennison, two brothers Jack (Nancy) of Dennison, and Paul (Sherryl) of Plymouth, and a sister Joan (Dale) Nelson of Dennison. She was preceded in death by her father John and her nephew Matthew.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 beginning at 11 AM at Rejoice! Church, Dundas with Reverend Zach Thompson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday December 4, 2016 from 2pm-5pm at Bierman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the church.


  1. Love you Mom… May you rest in peace

  2. She and Jerry leave a void in many of our lives. I wish the family peace in dealing with this loss.

  3. Gary & Shari Hickman

    It was a privilege to know you and Jerry. Can’t believe both of you are gone, leaving a hole in our hearts. But our memories are filled with good times; You guys flying down to Nebraska for Cheesy Biscuits at Red Lobster, All of us flying to Red Wing for dinner, seeing you at Great Plains Rally and other times during the years.
    Til we meet again.
    Gary & Shari Hickman

  4. I am so blessed to have known you Pat.
    Thank you for being a friend.
    I will miss you forever.

  5. Suzie Gulliver

    “What the world has lost…heaven has gained.” Rest In Peace,Pat.You have touched the lives of so many & will be truly missed but never forgotten!๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

  6. Nancy Nelson

    Pat was so professional and so kind – no matter how challenging my day had been, it improved as soon as she arrived. She brought warmth and compassion to all who knew her. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

  7. Brian & Doris Cress

    Having the opportunity to visit with Patty’s mother sister and children gave us the opportunity to see what a loving and caring family who was there for her during her terrible ordeal. We will miss her (and Jerry) but they will both remain in our hearts.

    Brian & Doris Cress
    Cottage Grove, MN

  8. Wes and Karen Quick

    Patty, Jerry and I flew to Wisconsin to the Wisconsin GWRRA State Rally one year. We were able to land the plane at the Lodge and walk to the Resort Hotel where the rally was being held about a half a block. Jerry took Curtis for an airplane ride along with a couple others. When we left Jerry asked Patty and I if we wanted an Ice Cream, Cone. We both said yes. We flew into Madeline Island and had to walk about 2 miles each way to get that cone. There are a lot of memories that will be instilled in my mind forever. Love and miss both of you.

  9. Steve and Joanie Starking

    So very sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. I will always remember our “quick run to the store” motorcycle ride with Pat & Jerry in Missouri. We had just made camp and ran to the store in our shorts and t-shirts. Jerry made a more than a couple of wrong turns (we were following) and we returned back to camp absolutely soaked from the rain! Condolences to the family, but hopefully Pat & Jerry are taking an eternal ride together. Friends from Michigan, Ultrasteve and Joanie.

  10. Bob and Lynn Payette

    It was so sad to hear of Patty’s passing, what a great lady who we knew through our friend Jerry. Meeting some of Patty’s family let us know why she was such a special person. Meeting with them for brunches, a Twins game,a bike ride what ever were good times and great memories we will never forget. We can take peace in knowing they are now together in heaven.

  11. Jim & Merle Huegel

    My wife and I got to know Patty and Jerry thru motorcycling. We had some enjoyable times. Sorry for your loss.