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Patrick Eugene Dyrland

February 15, 1939 — November 13, 2021

Patrick Eugene Dyrland, 82, of Casa Grande, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2021 after suffering from the effects of dementia.

Pat was born in La Veta, Colorado on February 15, 1939 to Helen Linscott. Upon her death in 1946, Blaine and Dorothy (Bob) Dyrland, adopted him. Pat grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa. He graduated in 1958 from Marshalltown High School. After high school he spent summers working at his parents resort in Bemidji, Minnesota and earned an Associated of Arts degree from Marshalltown Junior College. In 1962, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until 1966.

Pat married Beverly Trygstad on June 6, 1964 in Florence, South Dakota. Pat and Bev lived the majority of their married life in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. He was employed at Eye Kraft Optical from 1968 to his retirement in 2001. From 2006 on, time was spent between Sauk Rapids in the summers and Casa Grande in the winters. Pat enjoyed the outdoors with fishing, hunting, and any sport with a ball. He was an avid golfer, with 3 “hole in ones”, and could be found on a golf course most days of the week. Pat and Bev have one daughter, Laurissa Dyrland Stewart.

Pat is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bev, of Casa Grande, Arizona; by daughter and son-in-law, Laurissa and Todd Stewart of Andover, Minnesota; by granddaughters Britta Ahlstrand, Annika Ahlstrand, and Alia Stewart, and grandson Trygg Stewart. He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law: Barb and Tony Fox (AZ), Beth and Jim Thoreson (SD), Geeg and Dave Anderson (ND), Rick and Lori Trygstad (IA) and Rose and Loren Fleming (SD) and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held December 4, 2021 at 1:00pm at Living Waters Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids, MN, with visitation 1 hour before. Final resting will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN on December 9, 2021.

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