Patricia Desotel

patricia desotel

Patricia passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by her family.

Patricia Desotel was born July 9, 1935 to George and Marie Sauvageau.  She was born in Fargo and lived on the farm. She attended and graduated school at St. Benedict Academy. She married her high school sweetheart, Jerald Desotel on August 11, 1956 at St. Benedict Church and they made their home in Wild Rice.

Pat worked briefly at First National Bank before devoting her life to her husband and family. Pat adored her family and spent endless hours caring and nurturing them.  She enjoyed card games and Sunday meals with her grandkids.  She spent her spare time reading and doing needlework.  She had a passion for gardening and enjoyed canning.  Pat was a loving and giving soul who spent her years caring and raising many children in her daycare.

Pat is survived by her husband Jerald of 57 years;  sons - Jeffrey (Wendy) Kent, WA, Doug, Fargo; daughters - Tamara (Brent) Cummings, Fargo, Heidi (Gregg) Matejka, Fargo;  brothers – Charles (Marion Sauvageau) Fargo, Terrance Sauvageau, Fargo;  sister – Sharon Fritz; 9 grandchildren: Matthew; Kellie (Chris Rivard), Jared;  Chantel, Grant;  Danielle, Cassie, Brittany, and Aaron; 2 great-grandchildren, Emily and Jacob.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Marie Sauvageau.

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  1. Mapleton North Dakota
    Our condolences to you Jerry and your family for your loss.

    John and Peggy Rutten Family

  2. New Town ND
    Jerry, Tammy and family, My sincere sympathy to you at the loss of your wife and mother. God Bless you all.

    Beth Dreher
    New Town, ND

  3. Fargo North Dakota
    Heidi & Gregg Matejka

    Both of our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Family, during this trying time and loss.

    A Memorial donation will be offered in your Mothers name, to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, of the Red River Valley.

    God Bless and comfort you during this time.

    Steven & Todd

  4. Horace ND
    To the family of Patricia –

    Please accept my condolensences for your loss.

    Jan Luptak a friend of Rural Cass Seniors – from Horace.

  5. Crystal River FloridaI’m sorry for your loss and I know Patsy will be missed by many people. I think back to our times together and think of the fun that was had. God bless you and your family. Evelyn Schrade

  6. Audubon MN
    Heidi and Family: We are thinking of you and saying prayers too. I have so many great memories of being at your house growing up. Pat (& Jerry) always made me feel welcome and she always had a great laugh for me and Heidi, when we would do our silly things.

    May God send you peace.

    Lori & Dennis

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