Patricia Kittelson, 1936-2014

Published 9:53 am Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Patricia Ann Kittelson, 77, of Owatonna died suddenly June 7, 2014, at her home due to natural causes.

Patricia Kittelson

Patricia Kittelson

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Brick-Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna and one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the church. The Catholic Daughters will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 3:45 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Pat was born Dec. 6, 1936, in St. Paul to Ernie and Vi (Nelson) Caron. The family lived in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Conway, Ark., before they settled in Owatonna in 1951. Pat graduated from Owatonna High School in 1955. She worked at the Owatonna Public Library until her marriage to Gordon Kittelson of Albert Lea on April 27, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Pat worked for J.C. Penney in Albert Lea until 1974, when Gordy was transferred to Monmouth, Ill. with the Wilson & Co. packing plant. There she worked as a teller and in the bookkeeping department of the Community National Bank. In 1984 Gordy was transferred to the plant in Marshall, Mont., and there she managed the greeting card department in a local store.

Following Gordy’s retirement in 1991 from Wilson & Co. they moved to Lake Winniebigosh in northern Minnesota. There Pat worked as a waitress and cashier for a local establishment. In 2003 they moved to Owatonna where they enjoyed their seven acres of wood, gardens and country living.

Pat was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed gardening, polka dancing and scrapbooking.

Survivors include her husband, Gordy, of Owatonna; two daughters, Wanda (Robert) Roenfeldt of Boca Raton, Fla., and Pam (Dave) Shane of Phoenix; two sons, Wayne (Angie) of Albert Lea and Paul (Donna) of Salem, Ore.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. Arrangements were completed with the Brick-Meger Funeral Home. Condolences may also be expressed at