Patricia Vedquam

Aug. 20, 1941-Oct. 23, 2020

Patricia Vedquam, 79,

Minot, ND, passed away

on Friday, October 23,

2020 in a Minot Nursing


Patricia Ann Patterson

was born on August 20,

1941, in Bottineau Coun-

ty, a daughter to Ernest

and Alice (Anderson)

Patterson. She was raised

and educated in Souris

where she graduated. She

furthered her education as

a Cosmetologist in

Bismarck, ND and worked

in Bottineau and Mohall

after certification.

On June 1, 1968, Patri-

cia was united in marriage

to Elroy J. Vedquam at

First Presbyterian Church

in Souris, ND. Following

their marriage, they made

their home in Minot,

where they raised their

family. She was a

homemaker, who also

worked in the bakery at

the grocery store, the

lunchroom at Washington

School, and as a security

guard at the airport.

Patricia was a member

of the First Presbyterian

Church, the Washington

School PTA, and a Den

Leader to a local chapter

Boy Scouts of America.

Patricia cherished her

family and adored her

grandchildren. She found

great joy taking over the

“taxi service” for them

after the passing of her

husband, and relished

even the simplest mo-

ments together playing

peak-a-boo. She was a

great provider to all, self-

lessly hosting meals to

others and knitting af-

ghans and potholders. She

enjoyed baking; Christmas

goodies were a favorite

mastering the krumkake.

She loved watching her

soap operas, and had a

special place in her heart

for dogs. She donated to

the Humane Society and

was always looking out

for the neighborhood dog.

Patricia is survived by:

her children: Lisa (Steve)

Hoffer, Mike Vedquam,

and Cheri (Michael Ca-

dotte) Pounds; grandchil-

dren: Jessica (Jacob) Erd-

mann, Christopher Hoffer,

and Madison Cadotte;

great-grandchildren: Allie

Erdmann; Brother: Ronald

(Helen) Patterson; Sister:

Carolyn Patterson;

brothers-in-law: Wayne

Vedquam, Jerome Burck-

hard, Several nieces,

nephews and cousins also


Patricia was preceded

in death by: her husband,

Elroy “Papa” Vedquam;

son-in-law, Terry Pounds;

and her parents, in-laws

Eloise Burckhard and

Everett (Mary) Vedquam.

Visitation: Wednesday,

October 28, 2020 from

5:00 – 7:00 pm at

Thompson-Larson Chapel,

Minot, ND. CDC Covid-19

regulations will be fol-

lowed and masks re-


Funeral Service: Thurs-

day, October 29, 2020 at

10:30 am at Cornerstone

Presbyterian Church,

Minot, ND, following all

Covid-19 regulations.

The service will be

livestreamed and may be

viewed at

www.ecominot.org then

click on watch live.

Burial: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,