Patricia Ann (Larsson) Graves

Born: Tue., Feb. 8, 1938
Died: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017


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PATRICIA ANN (LARSSON) GRAVES, AGE 78

Patricia Ann (Larsson) Graves, age 78 of Robinson, IL, died Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at her home with her loving family at her bedside.

Pat was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Carl and Cecelia (Brink) Larsson.  Her Swedish Father, Carl Larsson, was a boilermaker who moved with his family to building sites to practice his craft.  In the late thirties the Larssons arrived in Hutsonville, IL to build the power plant.  Pat grew up with her twin brother, Arthur and older brothers Don and Bob in a Mark Twain Tableau on the Wabash River.

After high school, Pat married Albert Minnick and had two kids, Jeff and Julie Minnick.  She later married Charles Garrard who was killed in an auto accident in 1984.  In 1988 she married Hank Graves and spent her honeymoon at Ft. Rucker, Alabama and began a life of adventure in Illinois, Hawaii, Florida, St. Croix, Montana, Honduras, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and 30 of the 50 states.

Besides her husband Hank, Pat is survived by her son, Jeff Minnick and his wife Lisa who live in Midland, Texas; a daughter, Julie Weppler who lives in Indiana and California; Julie’s two children, Brittany Weppler of Concord, California and Ryne Weppler of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Pat is also survived by her brother Bob Larsson of St. Ignatius, Montana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Cecelia Larsson; twin brother, Arthur; oldest brother, Don and tragically this last August, her son-in-law, Keith Weppler, husband of Julie.

There will be no funeral, but a Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at a later date.  Those who wish may contribute to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch or the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation, in her memory.

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Phoebe Correll
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
Hank, Jeff & Julie,
I am so very sorry for you loss, I always liked your Mother, enjoyed talking to her. I talked to Hank yesterday, I didn't realize Pat was ill. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. Prayers to you all.

Linda Proskurniak
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
I have only know Pat a few short years, but am sad to lose this wonderful lady. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. God bless her family in this time of loss.

Linda Shaffner
   Posted Thu January 26, 2017
Pat was several years older than I am, but she and my sister have been best friends all their lives so I have known her my whole life. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. She was one of the funniest and most fun loving people I have ever been around, and it was a joy to be around her...Rest in Peace, Pat <3

nolan & scarlett
   Posted Sun January 29, 2017
we are so sorry about your loss. As you know we loved your Mother. We were classmates, & good friends. We are thinking of all of you. Hugs to you all. Nolan & Scarlett

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