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Patricia “Pat” Williams of Ogilvie, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at her home.  She was 81 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the St. Kathryn’s Catholic church in Ogilvie with Fr. Derek Wiechmann officiating.

The service will be live streamed to the funeral homes facebook page (CLICK HERE) 

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be held in the summer of 2022 at the St. Kathryn’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogilvie.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church.

Patricia Clara (Ripka) Williams unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at her home. She was 81 years old.

Patricia, lovingly know as “Pat”, was born in the Pokegama township hospital to Robert Sr. and Margaret (Kubat) Ripka. She grew up on the family farm, the 5th of 10 children. She graduated from Mora High School in 1958. After graduation she married the love of her life Don Williams on September 20, 1958. They were blessed with 4 girls.

Don enlisted in the Army and they moved to Detroit, MI for a year when Don was stationed there. They then moved back to Mora and had their first daughter Rene’. Don was next stationed in Isanti where they lived for three years and during that time their second daughter Debra was born. Don was then stationed in Heilbronn, Germany. Following him three months later Pat endured eleven days of travel by car, plane, taxi, bus, ship and train with two small children to join him. They lived there for three years; then returned by ship together. In 1964 they moved to Milwaukee, WI where Don was next stationed and their third daughter Dawn was born. After nine years of Army life, they bought Don’s father’s bar, Ann Lake Resort. It was there that their fourth daughter Tricia was born. They ran the bar for 13 years; during that time they remodeled and renamed it the Pink Diamond Lounge. They sold the bar in 1980 and moved to Ogilvie, MN where Don still resides. After bar life, Pat and Don traveled to Atlanta, Miami, and Nashville doing Bluewater boat shows. They bought their own yacht and kept it on Mille Lacs Lake for 11 years.

In her lifetime she not only raised their four daughters and helped run the bar, but also worked for Nelson Variety, Bluewater yachts, Express Ink and Lifetouch. She was an election judge and belonged to the Ogilvie American Legion Auxiliary. She was a devout Catholic and active member of St Kathryn’s Church in Ogilvie. In her spare time Pat enjoyed going to their cabin in Nashwauk, MN where they spent time 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing and just relaxing. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada.

Pat’s greatest passion was her children and grandchildren; she lived for her family. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Barbara Glinke, Ramona Peterson, and Virginia Dickerson; sons-in-law, Allen Newgard & Keith Hass; brothers-in-law, Mike Glinke, Virgil Peterson, Lenny Smith, Kurt Grundberg, Bill Williams & Jack Williams; sisters-in-law, Diana Ripka & Jane Williams.

She is survived by her husband Don; daughters, Rene’ (Kevin) Heins, Debra Newgard, Dawn (Jimmy Carroll) Hass, Tricia (Chris) Hill; siblings, Robert (Barb) Ripka Jr, John (Lois) Ripka, Marie Grundberg, Mary Smith, Joe (Cathy) Ripka, Jim (Jeanine Presler) Ripka; grandchildren, Charity (Michael) Crnobrna, Chad (Katharine) Heins, Steven Newgard, Josh (Heidi) Squier, Andrew Squier, Matthew Newgard, Jared Hass, Ramsey (Emily) Hass, Madisen (Cory Schillo) Hass, Jordan Hill & Tony Hill; great grandchildren, Presley Crnobrna, Cole Newgard, Julian & Willa Heins.


14 thoughts on “PATRICIA “PAT” WILLIAMS”

  1. I am so sorry she’s watching over you for girls all the grandchildren and Dawn of course I will definitely be up for the funeral if there’s anything I can do to help anyone of you she was incredible woman I love her to pieces

  2. Please know we are saddened by Pat’s sudden and unexpected passing.. She was a bright, fun person and a well loved and cherished wife, mother and grandmother. Deepest and most sincere sympathy to the Williams family.

  3. Roberta Elling sorry to hear about Pat. My sympathy to the whole family. She was a bright light and you girls will share wonderful memories with your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  4. Marie Grundberg
    I can’t believe Pat is gone!! She was a special sister, friend and a support to me since we were little. Pat is celebrating in heaven with the rest of the family that left us before. We will be together someday when God calls us home. I will miss you so much!!! Love you Pat and RIP!!!

  5. So very sorry for your loss, I pray God be with you all to help you thru this, I will always remember her smile, God bless, Lynn Elling

  6. With a heavy heart, goodbye to a wonderful aunt, who I hold special, and always proud to have been her flower girl, who in turn, gave me her youngest as my flower girl. I’m grateful for my Aunt Pitty, who was always there for my mom, caring and compassionate, bringing loving gifts, taking the time to visit, and doing whatever was needed, especially during her many years living in a nursing home. You will be terribly missed here, but I’m sure mom is happy to have you back! Love forever – Sissi

  7. I was saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. My mom, sister and I worked at the Pink Diamond many years ago. I have some great memories of working for Don and Pat. Pat was such a sweet woman; that I’m sure she will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. Sending prayers to Don and Family.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Tammy Anderson Fredrickson

  8. Don and family, we are so shocked to hear we have lost Pat. How we enjoyed visiting with you two at “Back to the Tower” each summer. Know you were part of our special memories. Prayers for all.
    Chuck and Darlene (Gordhamer) Kientop

  9. My Heart is broken for Don and the girls Rene, Debra,Dawn and Trica. I will miss Pat so much but I will remember all the great times we enjoyed over the years. With Deepest Smypathy Jim Dickerson

  10. So many great memories of Aunt Pat. She will be missed by all , may her contagious smile live on with us forever.
    Sending love and condolences from TN.
    Ryan Dickerson

  11. Don and family, Thinking of you all at this time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!
    Mike and Cheryl Peterson

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