Patricia (Thomas) Kercher was born in Rugby, ND in 1944, and died on Summer Solstice (6/20) at Eventide in Fargo after a battle with dementia. She was a reader, a quilter, and a gardener. She was a traveler who wanted to see everything the world had to offer. She was devoted to her faith and was fiercely loyal to those she loved. She was a wife, a mother, and a friend. Patricia is survived by her husband, Donald; her daughter, Rachel; her dog, Sara; her best friend, Faith; and two honorary daughters, Ida and Kristin. Because Patricia believed in celebrating life rather than mourning death, there will be no funeral or memorial service.

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  1. Heartfelt condolences to the family. I enjoyed my visits with her at St. Anthony’s. Precious memories held forever in your hearts✝️God’s peace🌸

  2. Keep your precious memories close to your hearts. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

  3. We loved our visit with Patricia. She was a joy to visit and a kind host. My heart to out to all who Will miss her.

  4. Don and Rachel,
    Our deepest sympathy. Pat was a wonderful woman, deeply caring while working at the nursing home. We visited with her at the Villa, as Dave is a resident still. Our prayers for peace.
    Dave and Mary Blazek

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about Patty! My deepest sympathy to Patty’s family.
    Patty lived across the road from me, along with Geri Tandberg. Patty was a year younger than me, and I was a year younger than Geri. Looking back there really wasn’t much to do…so we used our imaginations. I have many memories of us either playing yard games, climbing in our favorite tree in Geri’s yard, hopscotch, marbles or indoor games when it was too cold. Walking to school was a given but my Grandma Grady would give us a ride unless the car wouldn’t start in the winter. We attending catechism or Mass before school during Lent. There were times we would run and other times we would take our sweet time.
    I remember Patty had beautiful brown/black hair that she wore in braids with ribbon at the end.
    Wonderful memories of Patty. May you keep those memories close to help ease the pain of her loss.
    Mary, Jesus, and Joseph, please for her and family. Amen!

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