nee Anderson Of Woodbury, formerly of Minneapolis On April 13, mom said "enough" after 17 days of getting her diagnoses of stage 4 colon cancer. She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye, and then said good-bye. Pat is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Ken of 51 years; son, Dean; daughter, Dawn (Beth); sister, Jeanne (Carl); brother, Norman (Sandy); brother-in-law, Bruce (Sandy); dogs, Nipsy and Scooter; and many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Ruth Anderson. There are so many people that Pat interacted with over the years and she will be dearly missed. A celebration of her life will be on May 1st, from 3-8PM at the St. Croix Marina Clubhouse, 16 1st St., Hudson, WI. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to or The Pillars-HealthEast Hospice. "When we come into this world, we cry and everyone else rejoices. When we leave this world, everyone else cries - but we rejoice."

Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 20, 2014