Patricia “Pat” Romans, 73, of Hallock MN, passed
away, September 8, 2012, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. She was
surrounded by her family when she went home to the Lord.
She was born in Fargo, ND on July 27th 1939 to Earl and Frances
(McLaren) Hoffa. Her mother passed away when Pat was four years old. She was
taken in by her aunt and uncle, Gina and Bill McLaren, whom she called “Momma”
and “Daddy Bill”. Gina passed away when Pat was ten years old. Pat married
Ralph Embury July 14th, 1956 in Fargo, ND, where they also made their
Together, they had two boys, Ralph “Rusty” and Michael. After they divorced, Pat and her sons moved to Williston, ND. In 1962, Pat married
Dale Romans and then had three children together: Dawn, Dale Patrick, and
Christi Jo . Pat worked much of her adult life at Wisco in Williston.
After working at Wisco for over thirty years, Pat retired in 2011. S! he then
moved to Hallock, MN to retire to small town living.
During her years on earth, Pat enjoyed knitting, puzzles, and being an
active member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday
school. Her children often joke that they never missed a day of Sunday
school their entire lives. Pat got great joy from gardening and sharing the
fruits of her labor with others. Above all, Pat loved her family. She
was a pillar of strength and wisdom and spoke of her children and grandchildren
with great love.
She is survived by her children: Rusty Romans, Mike (Shelly) Romans,
Dawn (Mike) Muessman, Dale Patrick Romans, and Christi Jo (Malcolm) Carv;
twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by
siblings: Marilyn (Harold) Calvert, Joyce (Tom) Scanlan, and Kenny
(Marilyn) Hoffa. Preceding her in death are her parents, Earl and
Frances Hoffa. brother Allen Hoffa, and her husband Dale Romans.
Her funeral was held on Thursday, September 13th at Austin Funeral Home in Hallock, MN.