Patty Jo Verbitsky

Sept. 19, 1968-Sept. 11, 2021

Patty Jo Verbitsky, 52 of

Drake formerly rural

Butte, ND died Saturday,

September 11, 2021 at a

Harvey Hospital.

Funeral services will be

held at 10:30 a.m. on

Thursday, September 16,

2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St.

Cecilia Catholic Church,

Velva, ND. Visitation will

be on Wednesday, Sep-

tember 15, 2021 from 6

p.m. to 7 p.m. and a

prayer service will follow

on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at

the Hertz Funeral Home

of Harvey.

Patty Jo Schell,

daughter of Larry and Peg-

gy (Edwardson) Schell,

was born on September

19, 1968 in Rolette, ND

and entered into eternal

life on September 11,


Patty attended Rolette

High School graduating in

1986, then leaving for col-

lege to earn a bachelor’s

degree in Criminal Justice

from Minot State Univer-


Patty was united in

marriage to Shawn Verbit-

sky on October 16, 1999

in Drake, ND. They made

their home on the Verbit-

sky family farm near Butte

where they raised three

kids, Taylor, Ashley, and

Tanner. Shawn passed

away on April 22, 2013

after a fight with colon


Patty worked at Souris

Valley Care Center as a

dedicated and caring CNA

for over 20 years until the

time of her passing. Patty

placed others needs be-

fore her own. Patty en-

joyed doing many things

in her life such as hunt-

ing, collecting antiques,

rooting for the Vikings,

and cross stitching.

On August 30, 2020 Pat-

ty was united in marriage

to Jonathan Ryan Groves

in Las Vegas. They moved

to Drake and began shar-

ing their life together.

They spent countless

hours doing things they

loved. Traveling to

Bismarck or Fargo for day

trips, visiting St. Paul MN

and touring one of her

favorite singers’ houses,

Prince, and spending lots

of time with each other.

Patty is survived by:

her husband Jonathan

Ryan Groves of Drake;

children, Taylor, Ashley,

Tanner Verbitsky all of

Butte; mother, Peggy

Schell of Mylo; siblings,

Cindy Schell of St. Paul,

Minnesota, Robert (Edie)

Schell of Harvey, Randy

(Jeannie) Schell of Mylo;

numerous nieces and


Patty was preceded in

death by: her husband,

Shawn Verbitsky; father,

Larry Schell.

Arrangements with

Hertz Funeral Home, Har-

vey, ND.

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