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Patricia Ann Taarud Childers

October 28, 1953 October 2, 2014
Patricia Ann Taarud Childers
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Obituary for Patricia Ann Taarud Childers

Worthington, MN


      Patricia Ann (Taarud) Childers, age 60, was born on October 28, 1953, in Worthington, MN to Lyle and Betty (Kilker) Taarud. Patricia graduated from Worthington High School in 1971. After high school, she worked in Sioux Falls, SD and Sheldon, IA for a short time. On August 12, 1972, she married Alan Childers at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN. After marriage, two sons were born, Brian and Jason. Patricia worked at Ben Franklin and Plaza 66/Fred’s Café. She started working at Shopko in 1985 when the store first opened and continued to work there for 29 years. Patricia was a life-time member of the First United Methodist Church, where she helped and volunteered for many things. She enjoyed gardening, camping, knitting, and cross stitch. She loved being a grandmother and mother. Patricia passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. She will be dearly missed by many.

      Patricia is survived by her husband, Alan Childers of Worthington, MN; two sons, Brian (Lynne) Childers of Sioux Falls, SD and Jason Childers of Rushmore, MN; three grandchildren, Justin, Lexus, and Adler; her mother, Betty Taarud of Worthington, MN; siblings, Sharla (Doug) Bengtson of Wood Lake, MN, Deb (Bill) Geertsema of Worthington, MN, Randy (Marjo) Taarud of Worthington, MN, and Connie (Virgil) Bremer of Lawton, IA; an aunt and two uncles, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, and aunts and uncles.

      Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Dr. Daren Flinck officiating. Honorary bearers will be Patricia’s nieces and nephews. Burial will be at a later date in the Worthington Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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