Patricia Ann Twite, 81 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Friday December 12, 2014 at Valley Memorial Transitional Care Unit in Grand Forks, ND.
Pat was born on October 9, 1933 in rural Geneseo, ND the daughter of Lawrence and M. Leona (Arnold) Baldwin. Pat grew up and attended Wood Lake School in Marboe Township of Sargent County. Pat graduated from Veblen High School in 1951. On October 11, 1953 Pat was united in marriage to Roland D. Twite in Veblen, SD. Together they moved to East Grand Forks, MN area in 1956. Pat stayed home and raised the boys until they were in school. In 1961, Pat was employed by Richard J. Osmundson Dental Office for over 25 years. Pat then worked at the East Grand Forks Central Middle School for 20 years where Robert Simonson and Lon Ellingson were principals. Pat enjoyed teaching Sunday school, working with the youth group, and participating in the women’s group at Mendenhall Church. Pat was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Red River Chapter 226 where she was Worthy Matron in 1981-82 while Roland was Worthy Patron. In 2010, East Grand Forks gave up their Charter, and she then joined the Crookston Chapter 137. Pat always enjoyed traveling to Rapid City and a recent vacation to Las Vegas, NV. Pat enjoyed bringing her grandchildren on many vacations and spending quality time caring for each one of them. Pat was an avid fan at every sporting event her grandchildren or great-grandchildren were playing in; you always could find her in the same seat in the arena at every game. After retiring, Pat enjoyed spending time at Mendenhall Presbyterian Church quilting, crafting and making jelly and lefse. Pat also volunteered at the East Grand Forks Food Shelf.
Pat is survived by her loving family; son. Douglas (Kathleen) Twite, grandson Dave (Sara) Twite, and his children Hannah, Hunter and Hudson, grandson Damon (Diana) Twite and their daughters Abbi, Madison and Chloe and grandson Darren all of East Grand Forks, MN and son Mark (Candy Bengtson) Twite of Lengby, MN and his daughters Tamara and Trisha Twite of Fargo, ND, one sister Jeanne Risdall of Rapid City, SD and a sister-in-law Ramona Baldwin of Fergus Falls, MN along with many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Pat in death are her parents, husband, brother Donald L. Baldwin, brother-in-law Earl Risdall and twin infant granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Mendenhall Presbyterian Church General Fund or American Diabetes Fund are preferred.
Memorial Service: 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, 528 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service followed by the Eastern Star Service on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church and also one hour prior Memorial Service on Wednesday.
Inurnment: Nisbet Cemetery ~ Mallory, MN
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota