Patricia Slater

April 3, 1948-Dec. 18, 2020

Patricia Slater, 72,

Minot, formerly of Dickin-

son, ND, passed away on

Friday, December 18,

2020, at her home.

Patricia was born on

April 3, 1948 in Crosby,

ND, to Robert and Agnes

(Busch) Slater. She was

raised and educated in the

Columbus, ND area and

graduated from Columbus

High School in 1966.

After graduation, Patricia

moved to Minot and at-

tended Minot State

University. While there,

she met Jeff Hofer. They

were married in 1969 and

had one daughter, Bridee,

in August of 1972.

Shortly after the birth of

their daughter, the young

family moved to Dickin-

son. They both became

licensed insurance agents

and together opened

Hofer Insurance Agency.

In 1989, Patricia moved

back to Minot and the

couple divorced in 1991.

Patricia met Bob Rogers,

who has been her com-

panion for many years.

She obtained her real

estate license in 1995.

Patricia loved animals,

especially cats and dogs.

She had a cabin at

Strawberry Lake where

she enjoyed relaxing. In

her younger years, she

loved camping in her mo-

tor home in Door County,


Patricia also loved

decorating and renovat-

ing. Whether it was her

home, her office, or for

the holidays, few could

match her sense of taste

and beauty. One of her

proudest moments was re-

novating the home that

her family lived in during

their time in Dickinson.

Patricia was a deeply

religious woman who had

tremendous faith in the

Lord. She will be greatly

missed by all who knew


Patricia is survived by:

her daughter, Bridee

Winkels; companion, Bob

Rogers; brothers, James

(Carol), Mark (Rachel),

Tim (Cheri), and John

Slater; sister, Polly (Jim)

Abernathy; and numerous

nieces, nephews, and oth-

er extended family.

She was preceded in

death by her parents and

two infant sisters.

A memorial service will

be held in the summer of

2021. Those wishing to

sign the online register

and share memories may

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