Patricia A. Coleman, 85Patricia A. Coleman, age 85, of Marshall, formerly of Farmington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Prairie Home Hospice House.
Patricia A. Coleman, age 85, of Marshall, formerly of Farmington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Prairie Home Hospice House.
A memorial service will be at Hamilton Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.hamiltonfh.com.
Patricia Ann was born to Phillip and Zenobia (Minnick) Whittier on Aug. 13, 1926, in Farmington. She was baptized, confirmed, and received first communion in the Catholic faith. Patricia graduated in 1945 from Waupaca High School in Wisconsin. She went on to attend business school and work as a waitress in Minneapolis.
On July 9, 1949, Patricia was united in marriage to Gael Coleman in Somerset, Wis. Because of Gael's career, the family relocated several times in the upper Midwest. Gael retired in 1993, and they moved to Marshall in 2003 to be closer to family.
Patricia passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall. She had reached the age of 85 years, 5 months, and 16 days.
She is survived by her husband, Gael of Marshall; four children, Jeff (and Nitza) of Fresno, Calif., Suanne (and Gerry) Smalley of Redding, Calif., Lynn (and Brian) West of Marshall, and Patrick (and Marley) of Kerman, Calif.; ten grandchildren, Cristina (and Jason) McIntyre, Erica (and Brian) White, Rebecca Smalley, Kathryn (and Lonnie) Provencher, Victoria West, Stuart West, and Hailey, Phoebe, Chloe, and Zachary Coleman; and five great-grandchildren, Jonah, Claire, and Marlo Provencher and Marisol and Ena McIntyre.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The love of Patricia's life was her family. Her hobbies included spending time with her family, reading books, newspapers cover to cover, and going to the casino.
Blessed be the memory of Patricia Ann Coleman.
Hamilton Funeral Home, 507-532-2933.
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