Patricia Lucille Keck, 81, Minot, died Friday, March 28, 2014, in a Minot hospital.
Patricia was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Scott and Ruth (Riley) Brandriff. She was raised and educated at Tinley Park, Ill., and graduated from Thornton Township High School, Harvey, Ill., in 1950. After high school, she attended Columbus Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and received a nursing degree on Aug. 24, 1954.
Patricia was united in marriage to Dr. Stanley Keck on June 11, 1955, at Tinley Park. They made their home in Rochester, Minn., while he completed an orthopedic surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. They moved to Minot in 1963, where they raised their three children and Dr. Keck practiced orthopedic surgery throughout the years. He died May 7, 2013.
Patricia was active with Art Club. She enjoyed reading, knitting, cooking and collecting teddy bears. She was very active in her children and grandchildren's lives and enjoyed attending her granddaughters' piano recitals. She and Stanley had also enjoyed traveling the world.
Her loving family includes: children, John (Anne) Keck, Little Canada, Minn., Margaret (Truman) Smith and Cathy Steward, both Minot; grandchildren, Paul, Jessie, and Tara; and several nieces and nephews.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Beryl Bernardi.
Funeral service: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 1 p.m., in Our Redeemer's Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Today, April 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to the Salvation Army, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).