Patricia Ferguson, 1935-2014

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Memorial services for Patricia A. Ferguson, 79, of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the chapel. Online condolences are welcome at

Patricia Ferguson

Patricia Ferguson

Patricia died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Patricia Ann Ferguson was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Harry and Ann (Terpstra) Rice. She grew up in the Hollandale area and attended school through the eighth grade, and then attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Patricia attended the Ritter Beauty School.

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She was united in marriage to Robert Ferguson April 27, 1986, at Lunder Lutheran Church. Patricia worked at Progress Casting. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting, watching and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and watching game shows. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Eagles Club.

Patricia is survived by her children Michael Sorenson, Brenda Sorenson, Sheryl (Joe Brigston) Sorenson, Douglas Sorenson, Laurie (Jay) Jackson and Cindy Olsen; grandchildren Dustin (Nikki) Sorenson, Derek Sorenson, Malissa (Nick) Nesse, Heather Brigston and Cody Baseman, Brandon Sorenson and Jenny Flatness, Autumn Olsen, Mary Jackson and Sam (Tiffany) Jackson; great-grandchildren Tyler Sorenson, Colin Sorenson, Lexi and Evan Nesse, Havana and Miya Brigston, Weston and Eagan Sorenson, Hailey Smalley, Dominic Olsen and Kaydence Jackson; brother, Darryl (Betty) Rice; sister, Janice (Terry) Lorch; sister-in-law, Donna Rice; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Ferguson; and brother, Ron Rice.