Patricia L. Burzette, age 67, of Detroit Lakes, MN passed away Friday, April 6, 2018 at Oak Crossing, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. Pat was born on October 12, 1950 to Joseph and Verna (Tommerdahl) Carlisle. She was raised in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School with the class of 1968. On September 9, 1972, Pat married Jack Burzette in her parent’s back yard. In 1975, their daughter Brigette was born. Because of her love of children, and in order to stay home with her daughter, she started her own home childcare. She continued in childcare until deciding to return to college at Moorhead State University and complete her education degree. Pat began her teaching career in Detroit Lakes at WINGS, a unique residential treatment program in which women and their children lived and learned together. She later started working with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) in Detroit Lakes, where she made many great friends. In 2000, Pat and Jack moved to Salome, AZ. She began working for the Salome Elementary School, teaching Preschool through First grade. While in Salome, Pat built many great memories and made many wonderful friends. Pat retired from teaching in June 2015. She and Jack moved back to Detroit Lakes to be closer to family. In retirement, Pat enjoyed doing arts and crafts, needle point, reading, lunch with the ECFE ladies, taking Jack to the casino, and watching their grandson Cade’s sports activities. Pat loved her family, working with children, coffee and chocolate. Pat is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack of Detroit Lakes; daughter: Brigette (Angel) DeLeon of Crookston, MN; stepchildren: Deanie (Dan) Watson of Detroit Lakes and Jayme Burzette of New York, NY; brothers: Orville (Darlene) Carlisle of Vergas, MN, Curtis (Darlene) Carlisle of St. Cloud, MN, Terry (Betty) Carlisle of Detroit Lakes, and Myron (Marie) Carlisle of Hazen, ND; sister: Cheryl (Larry) Olson of Detroit Lakes; sister-in-law: Betty Carlisle of Detroit Lakes; brother-in-laws: Mike (Karen) Burzette and Jim Burzette both of St. Cloud, MN; grandson: Cade DeLeon; and step-grandsons Kyle (Katie) Watson and Kody Watson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Verna; her in-laws, Jack and Norma Burzette; brother, Kenneth Carlisle; nephew, Jason Carlisle; cousins: Byron Larson and Debbie Schmidhuber; and several aunts and uncles. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff that took such great care of Pat during her short stay at Oak Crossing.