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Obituary: Patricia M. Oist


April 24, 2020

Patricia M. Oist, 93, of Cloquet passed away April 23, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 22, 1927 in Cloquet to Leonard and Helen (Unzen) Young.

Patricia graduated from Cloquet High School. She worked at the Northwest Paper and Potlatch companies and was a member of the Potlatch Quarter Century Club. Patricia was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1274, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1163, Hebert Kennedy VFW Post 3979, and was a charter member of the Big Lake Golf Club.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John "Chic" Oist; sister Lorrraine Young; brother, Richard Young; and brother in-law, Archie Putnam.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth Young and Debra (Tom) Cooke; stepdaughter, Linda Erickson; sister Maxine Putnum; sister-in-law, JoAnne Young; five grandchildren, Aaron (Tara) Young, Kyle (Heather) Young, Natalie Steinert, Jeri Leyendecker and Randy Leyendecker; 10 great-grandchildren, Trevor, Madelynn, Abigail, JuliAnn, Karson, Collin, Peter, Korben, Kordel, and Thomas; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at Nelson Funeral Care. Interment will be at New Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet.


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