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Patricia Thom

Patricia Thom

Patricia Thom, 79, Minot, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at her residence.

Patricia Krueger Thom was born April 21, 1934 in Jud, ND, the daughter of Leonard and Edith (Malm) Krueger. She was reared and educated in Jud and graduated from Jud High School in 1952.

She entered the St. Josephs School of nursing in Grand Forks, ND and graduated in 1955. Her first job as an RN was at the State Hospital in Jamestown, ND. In 1956, Patricia married James Thom and their son David was born in 1958. At that time she worked part time at Trinity Hospital in Jamestown until they moved to Minot in 1964. She started employment at St. Josephs Hospital in Minot and worked there until retirement in 1996. During this time she graduated from Minot State University with a BSN and also took post graduate courses at University of North Dakota and University of Mary. Following retirement she worked for a time at Trinity Nursing Home and worked for many years at City and Country Clinic.

Pat was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Surrey, the Surrey Senior Citizens and St. Josephs Hospital Auxiliary in Minot. For many years she was a member of the American Nurses Association, Oncology Nurse Society and continued to be a member of Omicron Sigma Theta Honor Nurses Society.

Pat is survived by her husband, Jim of 57 years, Minot; son, David (Kelly) Thom; granddaughters, Jessica (Anthony) Shepherd and Elizabeth Thom; great-granddaughter, Brynn Shepherd; step grandsons, Erik Kolb and Evan Hobbs; brothers, William (Jill) Krueger, Knapp, WI and Daniel (Pat) Krueger, Lake City, MN; several beloved nieces and nephews also survive. Pat was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm at First Lutheran Church, Minot

Visitation: Sunday, November 24 from noon-5:00 at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot

Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Minot.

Memorial preferred to City and Country Clinic, St. Joseph Auxiliary or Trinity Hospice.

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