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Patricia A. Bergholm

Patricia A. Bergholm, 79, of Duluth passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 3, 2015, and went to be with her Lord and Savior after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born in Duluth on February 10, 1936, to Warren ...

Patricia A. Bergholm
Patricia A. Bergholm

Patricia A. Bergholm, 79, of Duluth passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 3, 2015, and went to be with her Lord and Savior after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  She was born in Duluth on February 10, 1936, to Warren and Ila Drake. She attended Duluth Central High School. Pat had worked at Bruins, Bagley’s, Garon Brothers and Northway Carrier. Pat was an active member of both Lakeview Covenant and Emmanuel Baptist churches. She was an ardent reader and member of various book clubs. Pat had a passion for letter writing which not only included her friends and family, but also many disabled adults. Pat was married to her loving husband, Don, for 59 years, during which they had two children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pat’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Peter Kebbekus and Dr. Colleen Evans and the staff at Solvay Hospice House for their skilled and compassionate care.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Catherine Florestano.

Pat was loved very much and will be deeply missed by her husband Don Sr., children Tara and Barry Wain of Carlton, Don and Lori Bergholm Jr. of Hermantown, grandchildren Haley and Dameon Bryant of Carlton, Ashley and Andy Omar of Carlton, Erik and Kyle Bergholm of Hermantown, great-grandchildren Quinn and Jordan Bryant of Carlton, Mason and Baby Omar, “Pat’s first great-granddaughter due later this month,” sister-in-laws Geraldine Jones and family of Chester, Va., and Lois and Louis Dupree and family of South Jordan, Utah, cousin Ernie, Tammy and Ardianna Orchard of Las Vegas, Nev., and nephew Tom, Brenda, Matthew, Joseph, Andrew and Thomas Florestano of Duluth.

GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1505 Eklund Ave., Duluth, MN 55811 until the 11 a.m. funeral service. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth, MN 55805, 218-727-3555. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Emmanuel Baptist Church or Solvay Hospice House, 801 Baylis St., Duluth, MN 55811.

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