Patricia Thom, 79, Minot, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her residence.
Patricia Krueger Thom was born April 21, 1934, in Jud, the daughter of Leonard and Edith (Malm) Krueger. She was reared and educated in Jud and graduated from Jud High School in 1952. She entered the St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Grand Forks and graduated in 1955. Her first job as a registered nurse was at the State Hospital in Jamestown.
In 1956, Patricia married James Thom and their son, David, was born in 1958. At that time she worked part time at Trinity Hospital in Jamestown until they moved to Minot in 1964. She started employment at St. Joseph's Hospital in Minot and worked there until retirement in 1996. During this time she graduated from Minot State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and also took post graduate courses at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and the University of Mary, Bismarck. Following retirement she worked for a time at Trinity Nursing Home and worked for many years at City and Country Clinic, both in Minot.
Pat was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Surrey, the Surrey Senior Citizens and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary in Minot. For many years she was a member of the American Nurses Association, Oncology Nurse Society and continued to be a member of Omicron Sigma Theta Honor Nurses Society.
Pat is survived by: her husband, Jim, of 57 years, Minot; son, David (Kelly) Thom; granddaughters, Jessica (Anthony) Shepherd and Elizabeth Thom; great-granddaughter, Brynn Shepherd; stepgrandsons, Erik Kolb and Evan Hobbs; brothers, William (Jill) Krueger, Knapp, Wis., and Daniel (Pat) Krueger, Lake City, Minn.; and several beloved nieces and nephews also survive.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Nov. 24, from noon to 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Memorials: Preferred to City and Country Clinic, St. Joseph's Auxiliary or Trinity Hospice, all Minot.
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