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Patricia Gilderhus

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March 3, 1944 — April 25, 2024

Funeral services for Patricia Arlene Boone Gilderhus, 80, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Eric Patten will officiate the service. Interment will be at Garfield Cemetery in Webb.

Pat was born March 3, 1944, in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Chessle and Beverly Means Boone. She was baptized and attended First Lutheran where she was confirmed and later married in Albert Lea. Growing up, Pat and her family spent a lot of time with cousins on the Means side every weekend. She then met Thomas Gilderhus at the restaurant where she was his breakfast waitress. The two were married Jan. 19, 1964, and his family was thrilled that he had finally found someone. They welcomed Nancy Kay in October of 1964 and the twins Scott Alan and Jon Thomas in August of 1968. The twins were such a surprise they decided that they were done having kids, and the boys kept them busy for many years. As a family of five they spent a lot of their weekends with cousins and siblings. In 1972, they packed up and moved to Spencer where Pat spent the rest of her days. In 1987, the next phase of her adulthood began when she became a loving grandparent. Tom and Pat were blessed with nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Affectionately known as Honey or Grandma Hus, you would find her ordering pizza and Chinese when the kids would come and stay. She was a very talented seamstress and crafter that passed her love of creating onto all of her grandchildren in some way. She would often make each grandchild a pair of pajamas for Christmas, until they all got to be different sizes and she switched to making them quilts. You would also see Pat supporting her grandchildren in all of their sporting events and plays for school as well as Jimmy and his racing adventures. Pat looked forward to June when she would settle into lake life for two weeks at Lake Hubert in Minnesota. She loved to fish, sunbathe, spy on loons, and watch the sunsets. Pat was an avid Pepsi supporter along with card games, General Hospital and Nintendo. Within the last seven years she enjoyed cuddling and watching her great grandchildren come and play.

Pat passed away in her apartment surrounded by her family on April 25, 2024. She will

be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents Chessle and Beverly Boone, her husband Thomas Gilderhus, sister Annette Hagen, granddaughter Lily Gilderhus, mother-in-law Myrtle Lee Gilderhus.

Pat was survived by her children: Nancy and Jim Mills, Scott and Tami Gilderhus, Jon and Heather Gilderhus, grandchildren: Katie (Nathan) Mader, Molly (Ryan Hudson) Mills, Jessica (Nathan) Lambert, Emily (Travis) Olson, Tyler Gilderhus, Grace Gilderhus (Lucas Draffen), Sarah Gilderhus and Addison Gilderhus (Scott Schonts), great-grandchildren: Stella and Everett Mader, Olivia and Axel Olson, Lillian Gilderhus, Henry Lambert and Hadlee Hudson, brother Dennis (Becky) Boone, and sister Connie Wadding.

Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home in Spencer,

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