|6/19/2019 3:20:00 PM|
Patricia "Pat" Baloun, 59, of Windom died June 9, 2019, at Windom Area Health.
A Celebration of Life service was Thursday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating.
Special music was provided by Ruth Wohlfeil, organist; and Jordan Bussa, vocalist.
Casket bearers were Jay Stammer, Mike Stammer, Jon Stammer, Alan Stammer, Brigham Hampel, Jan Maschoff, Lainie Byerly and Autumn Worster.
Honorary bearers were all of Pat's cousins and employees of Southwest/West Central Service Co-op.
Burial was at Sunset Cemetery in Jackson.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Patricia "Pat" Jo Jenkins was born Dec. 10, 1959, to Leonard and Darlene (Hampel) Jenkins in Jackson. She was baptized and later confirmed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson.
She received her education in Jackson Public Schools, graduating from Jackson High School in 1978. She furthered her education at Mankato State University, graduating in 1982 with a degree in early childhood education and a minor in gerontology.
In 1982, Pat married Alan Baloun at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson. Their marriage was blessed with three sons: Jared, Trevor and Brady.
Pat taught at the University of Minnesota-Crookston Children Center for 11 years until 1993 when she and Al moved to Windom. Pat was the interim Community Education director in Windom until 1994, when she began teaching Head Start for SW/WC Service Co-op in Windom and neighboring school districts. She retired in 2018 after 25 years of service.
In January 2018, Pat was diagnosed with brain cancer and entered hospice care in March 2019.
Pat was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom.
She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking cakes for her grandchildren (known as "Patty Cakes"), camping going to family events, holidays and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kevin Jenkins; and her father-in-law, Francis Baloun.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Al Baloun of Windom; three sons: Jared (Abby Grove) Baloun and Brady (Samantha) Baloun, all of Windom; and Trevor Baloun of Mankato; seven grandchildren; a sister and brother, Jody (Jerry) Jenkins-Roth of Red Wing and Mark Jenkins of Sioux Falls; and her mother-in-law, Sharon Baloun of Windom.