The memorial service for Patricia Proudfoot of Morris, MN scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris has been cancelled. A private burial will take place at Summit Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to one of Patricia's favorite charities: Stevens County Museum, Local food pantry, The American Red Cross Bloodmobile or the American Legion Auxiliary.
Pat, the first of eight children, was born on April 13, 1928 to Maurice and Ethel (Martinson) Lonergan in Morris. She attended St. Mary’s School until 1943, when St. Mary’s discontinued the High School. Pat then went to and graduated from Morris High School, with honors, in 1946. Patricia was united in matrimony to Fay L. Proudfoot on January 1, 1948 in Morris, MN. Pat and Fay lived in Opp, Alabama. While Fay was stationed at Fort Rucker during his second term of military service, Pat and the kids moved to Glenwood, MN. After Fay’s tenure at Fort Rucker ended in 1956, the family returned to Morris, where they raised their five children. Pat worked for the Morris Independent School System and the Morris Community Hospital, concurrently, for 25 years before retiring in 1993. Pat continued to provide for the Morris community after retiring through volunteer work with the hospital’s gift shop, the museum, the bloodmobile, the American Legion Auxiliary for Veterans and the local food pantry. In addition to her volunteer work, Pat spent her retirement years traveling with friends to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the old-time country music venues at Branson, Missouri and went to multiple mystery tours to “who knows where”! Pat crocheted enough afghans to fill the Mega Mall, many of which were donated to Veterans through the American Legion of Morris, where Pat was a lifetime member of the Woman’s Auxiliary and the Veteran’s Administration.
Pat passed away peacefully, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the West Wind Village. She was ninety-one years old.
Pat is survived by two daughters, Pamela Mohr of Alexandria, Martha (Terry) Kukla of Morris; three sons, Lee (Deby) Proudfoot of Litchfield, Mike Proudfoot, of Morris, Glenn (Jennifer) Proudfoot of Poughkeepsie, NY; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Bev Giese of Morris, Mary Nevland of Yuma, AZ, Addie Fowlds of Minneapolis and Margaret Lonergan of Minneapolis; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Fay (1971); brothers, Donald, Gerald and Keith Lonergan; and granddaughter, Megan Proudfoot.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.
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