Patrick Anderson

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Patrick was born on March 18, 1958, to Esther Anderson in Moorhead, Minnesota.  Growing up, Pat always had a love for anything with four wheels.  From the time he was a toddler, Pat could be found playing with trucks and that joy continued throughout his adult life.  He began driving truck as soon as he received his license and traveled all across the country but his roots remained in Minnesota.  In 2009, Pat went rogue and started Pro Auto Transport.  This allowed Pat to maintain his love of trucks with the flexibility to spend more time at home.

Pat married Corinne Janet Sannes in Fargo ND on November 26, 1986.  They made their home in West Fargo and three children completed the family:  his two sons, Darrin and Ian, Fargo; and his step-daughter Chrissy, Fargo.

Pat had a heart of gold and was always ready to lend a helping hand to whomever needed it.  This resulted in him acquiring numerous friends whom he cherished dearly.  He looked forward to socializing with his friends at his shop where he worked on his truck, took care of his cars, and watched many Nascar races. 

Music was another avenue that provided Pat with joy and inspiration.  He often could be found "jamming" with his son Darrin and his band or with a group of neighbors in the backyard by a campfire. 

His hobbies were vehicles and music, but this didn't distract him from his total devotion to his wife and family.  Pat's love for his wife was endless, he was full of pride when he spoke of his children and nobody brought him more joy than his three adorable grandchildren.

Left to celebrate his life and cherish his memory are his wife, Corinne; his children, Darrin (Amber), Ian (Jacklyn) and Chrissy (Jeremy); three special grandchildren who always put a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, William, Emilia and Brycen; as well as anticipating the birth of his fourth grandchild due in July, Lillian; his mother, Esther (LeRoy); four brothers, Keith (Liz), Rick, Myron (Shelley) and Gene (Cara); two sisters, Shelly and Bobbie Jo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  His step-father, George Haats, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

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  1. West Fargo ND
    Darrin ~
    So very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. He sounded like a great guy. Prayers for you & your family. All our love & support – Shell, Matt & Mike

  2. Detroit Lakes MN
    Uncle Pat, it’s been a rough since I heard about your passing and I wish I could have had the chance to talk to you, just one last conversation. I’ve had many thoughts about what I wish I had the chance to say. But for now let me say how much I miss and love you. I want so badly to go back to the time I have spent with you and the family These thoughts bring a smile to my face. I’ll be thinking of you always Uncle Pat. I love you so much and miss you greatly!

  3. West Fargo North dakotaSuch a shock. He was so young! I don’t really know what to say. I pray for the entire family.

  4. Farmington CTI wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Patrick sounds like a fantastic person but I wouldn’t expect anything else since you Corrine, are a wonderful person. Take comfort in the warm thoughts and the prayers from your family and friends. May God bless you all and keep you safe.
    From a old friend from Otis – Farmington, CT

  5. West Fargo ND
    My sympathy to all of you. I will always remember the warm smile Patrick would have on each time he would come into Nichelson Oil’s Tesoro station to get his diet coke. I also remember how excited he was with his beautiful red pickup he had just got. He brought it by the gas station to show us. Patrick will truly be missed by all of us! You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss. God bless you!

  6. Jefferson WICorrine and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marlys and family

    Corinne and family,So sorry for your loss.We will miss him at campfires, for the stories and joking around he told.
    Brenda & Wayne

  8. fargo ndSo sad to see that Pat passed away. I worked with Pat at Valley Aviation years ago. He was a great guy to work with and I have fond memories of those days.
    I pray that your family can find peace during this tragic time.

    Brad Selseth

  9. West Fargo ND
    Pat was always like an uncle growing up. My prayers are sent for him and his family. I will never forget when he and my dad picked me up from school in his Impala. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

  10. Fargo ND
    Words can’t begin to express how we feel for your loss. I will miss seeing that big cowboy hat coming thru our door! You were one of a kind Pat! A heart as big as we have ever known. Somewhere I believe you will be driving one of your “cars” and smiling from ear to ear! Our hearts and prayers go out to Corinne and the family as they face this difficult time.

  11. kennedale TXSo sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can help or if you just need to get away. We have plenty of room here!

  12. Fargo Our thoughts and prayers for Pat’s family during this difficult time. Pat was a great person who will be greatly missed.

  13. Bismarck ND
    Pat was the greatest friend anyone could have and he was always there for you. We never missed a trip through Fargo without checking to see what Pat and Corinne were up to. I’ll miss all the great times we all had together. (To Pat from Bill – you were a real rock – and I looked up to you forever – a best friend). Our hearts go out to everyone who life Pat touched. He was a good man.

  14. Fargo ND
    we grew up with Pat and there was no one that was a better friend, more of a brother and uncle in our family.god bless you Pat, we will miss you for the rest of our lives. The loss is just huge. our thoughts go out to his family, and we will be praying for them all.

  15. Redding CaliforniaMy dearest brother,

    I am so sorry I didn’t get to see you before I moved. I will miss you so so much. To his wife and kids- I wish for all of you to be tough because we will get through this. I love you all…..

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