Patricia Matuska

patricia matuska

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.

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  1. North Branch MnMatuska Family,
    My heart goes out to the entire Matuska family. I have many memories of Pat growing up across the alley from you all. All though time and distance have kept us apart these adult years, I often think of your family and remember our years together. I still watch reruns of Lawrence Welk thanks to your parents’ saturday night ritual they introduced me to so many years ago. Know my heart is heavy over your loss of your Mother. May your healing be swift and your memories of her last forever.
    Duane(Hishky) Huschka

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could have been at the service. Pat was an amazing woman! I visited with her many, many times throughout the years. I’m sure she will be missed, but know now that she is an angel looking out for all of you.

  3. west fargo ndTo the family: my sister just called with the sad news of your mothers passing I send my deepest condolence upon a heavy heart as I reflect on childhood memories and the part pat played in my growing years I so regret not being able to pay my respects in person at the service on friday however please note my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and I will remember pat as special thoughtful and fine lady always that showed much love and careing in her many years and know that heaven was built for folks just like her. Arnie

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