Patricia Ann Jerkovich, age 71 of Hibbing, MN, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN on Friday July 1, 2022.
She was born in Hibbing, MN to Joseph "Red" and Frances (Bonelli) Jerkovich on December 11, 1950. Patty was a lifelong resident of the Iron Range as she grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Hibbing with her family. She graduated from Hibbing High School and was a longtime Avon rep and worked retail in the area for many years. She also worked different jobs at a few restaurants and bars around town. Patty fished and hunted her entire life. She loved gardening and working with her flowers and plants. Patty loved to be outside watching the birds and also enjoyed playing softball in her younger years. She was an amazing aunt and was always helping out where she could. She loved animals and especially adored her dogs as they were her children.
Patty is survived by her siblings; Sharon (Don) Bapp, Joey (Carol) Jerkovich and Mary Beth Chamernick, brother-in-law; Joseph Krak, nieces and nephews; Mary Frances Krak, Travis Church, Shevaun Church, Jacob Jerkovich, Joey Chamernick, Breanna (Erik) Stish, great nephew; Taylor Jerkovich and great niece; Hadley Stish. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Ginny Krak and Jeanie Jerkovich.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing from 11AM to 1PM.