Patricia “Pat” Runquist, of Mora, died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 59 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 15th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Patricia Marie Runquist passed away on December 10th, 2013 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 59 years old.
Pat was born on November 28th, 1954 at St. Joseph Hospital in Dickinson, North Dakota to Clifford “Kip” and Leoda (Haupt) Cole. Shortly after she was born, her family moved to Warman, MN. In 1960, her family moved from Warman to a farm north of Mora and in 1970 they moved into the city of Mora. She attended the Blaine country school for three years and then attended Fairview Elementary and graduated from Mora High School in 1972. She then went onto school at the MN School of Business.
Pat worked at American Linen for one year, Fingerhut for 10 years and finally FirstLight Health System for 28 years as the Materials Manager. Pat was united in marriage to Martin Runquist on September 23rd, 1977 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. Together, Marty and Pat made their home north of Mora with their two daughters.
Pat’s first love was her family. She so enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and extended family. Pat enjoyed gardening, cooking, cross-stitching and collecting snowmen and tea pots. She also enjoyed traveling with her family and close friends, Rose Ryan and Kathy Lick. She was a member of St. Martha’s Mission Circle, Town & Country Garden Club and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Pat is survived by her husband, Marty Runquist, children, Katie (Ryan) Kerr of Mora, Kelly (Scott) O’Neill of Olivia and step-son Chris (Alicia) Runquist of St. Paul; and mother, Leoda Cole of Mora and brother, Chuck (Cathy) Cole of Mora; grandchildren, Luke and Anna Runquist, Isabel and Piper O’Neill, Nora and Macy Kerr; and many beloved uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father Clifford “Kip” Cole and brother Philip Cole.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating. Music was provided by Jean Mork, Kris Paulson, St. Mary’s Choir and Katie Phenow. Pallbearers were Frank Weisz, Frank Haupt, Jr., Ryan Kerr, Scott O’Neill, Chris Runquist and Luke Runquist. Honorary Pallbearers were Rose Ryan, Kathy Lick, Lory Dubbels, Jo DeFeyter, Melissa Peterson, Jenny Matykiewicz, Peggy DeSanto and Dawn Hinrichs.