Patricia Kleinatland, age 67, significant other of Ivan Duesterhoeft, of Cedar Mills Township, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM, at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Patricia “Patty” Mae Kleinatland was born on August 16, 1954, in Bury St. Edmunds, England. She was the daughter of Herbert and Bessie Mae (Irwin) Kleinatland. Patricia received her education in Gonzalez, Florida and was a graduate of the Tate High School Class of 1972.
Patty worked as a Nursing Assistant at the Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center in Pensacola, Florida, where she loved helping and looking after the children she took care of.
In 1987, after a long-distance relationship with Ivan Duesterhoeft, Patty moved to Minnesota. She joined Ivan on the farm in Cedar Mills where they successfully ran a Dairy and Crop farm operation for over 35 years. Patty always loved the solitude and peacefulness she felt while on the farm, but she was too busy to enjoy it until the last few years. On the farm, her favorite things to do were field work and drive the tractor. She loved the smell of fresh cut hay. When she found the time, Patty enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels, cats and especially cows. Patty was well known for her pizza hot dish. She was very artistic, she liked to craft, cross-stitch, and was a wonderful quilter. Patty loved to read in her chair.
Patty loved when her nephews Billy, Bryan and Timmy came up from Florida to help on the farm in the summers as well as on school breaks. She was only able to convince one of them to find his forever home here. Patty and Ivan became surrogate parents to Bryan as he moved up to Minnesota for good in 1997. Patty had a special love and tight knit bond for Bryan and Annie’s children, Kylie, E.J., and Mallorie. Patty will be sadly missed.
Patty passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, at the age of 67 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Patty is survived by her:
Significant Other, Ivan Duesterhoeft of Cedar Mills Township, MN;
Nephews, Billy Peavy and his wife, Nina of Pensacola, FL,
Bryan Peavy and his wife, Annie of Hutchinson, MN;
Great Nieces and Nephews, Kylie Peavy, E.J. Peavy, Mallorie Peavy, Cole Peavy;
Sisters, Jaqualin Harris, Joyce Kleinatland, and Deborah Ard;
Many other relatives and friends.
Patty is preceded in death by her Parents, Herbert and Bessie Mae Kleinatland; Sisters, Linda Clark and Mary Peavy.