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Obituary: Patricia Ann Jukich


November 15, 2019

Patricia Ann Jukich, 81, of Hermantown, formerly of Esko, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 in her home after a brief illness.

Pat was born in Cloquet on Aug. 28, 1938 to Edwin and Ellen Oja. She was raised in the Cloquet and Esko area, graduating from Lincoln High School in Esko in 1956. She married Joseph Jukich on March 16, 1957 in Cloquet.

Pat was an exceptional seamstress. She loved doing puzzles and playing Scrabble and other games with her girls.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; and brother Donald Oja.

She is survived by her daughters Deb (Tim) Tollefson of Esko, Karen (Robb Berry) Jukich of Duluth, and Patti (Brian) Petty of Deephaven, Minnesota; grandsons Tim (Ashley) Tollefson and Dan Tollefson, both of Esko, and Charlie Petty and Henry Petty, both of Deephaven; great-grandson, Joe Tollefson of Esko; brothers David (Barb) Oja of Hopkins, Duane (Tonie) Oja of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Roger Oja of Cloquet; cousin, Darlene Parsons of Tacoma, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

At Pat’s request, no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, visit


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