March 25, 1927 ~ May 12, 2014
Patricia J. (Hughes) Matuska, 87, Fargo passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
Patricia was born March 25, 1927 in Omaha, NE. She grew up and graduated from Omaha South High School in 1945. She met her future husband, Lendall Matuska at the cross town roller rink, Omaha, NE. They were married at St. John’s Catholic Church, Wahpeton on December 27, 1945. They made their home in Wahpeton before moving to Fargo in 1962. They continued to live in Fargo until her passing.
She really enjoyed doing yard work and gardening. She had a special place in her heart for animals and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devout catholic, teaching CCD to many kids.
She is survived by her husband, Len; 3 daughters: Jeanette Wardwell, Vergas, MN; Jean L. (Rick) Nelson, Tacoma WA; Carol M. Garland, Fargo, ND; 4 sons: Paul L. (Sherri) Matuska, Fargo, ND; Patrick J. Matuska, Fargo, ND; Mark T. Matuska, Bismarck, ND; Michael J. Matuska, Hawley, MN; 9 grandchildren: Sarah Wardwell, Mandan, ND; Brian T. Wardwell, Moorhead, MN; Bridget A. Wardwell, Moorhead, MN; Samantha A. Matuska, Fargo, ND; Chris Flaten, West Fargo, ND; Patsy F. Garland, Fargo, ND; Christopher A. Nelson, Tacoma, WA; Tamara J. Rockwell, Tacoma, WA; 7 great-grandchildren: Donovan Nelson, Tacoma, WA; Ellie Derkey, Moorhead, MN; Austin Nelson, Tacoma, WA; David Moores, Tacoma, WA; Brianna Rockwell, Tacoma, WA; Sara R. Webb, Moorhead, MN and Joseph J. Matuska, Bismarck, ND .
She was preceded in death by her parents and special aunts, Maude and Rose.