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Patricia Willmarth

September 30, 1932 — August 15, 2022


Patricia J. Willmarth

September 30, 1932     August 15, 2022

Patricia J. Willmarth, 89, longtime Hibbing resident died Monday, August 15, 2022 at Guardian Angels with family by her side.

She was born September 30, 1932 to Edward and Clara (Collins) Kistner in Walker, MN. She grew up and graduated from high school in Walker. Patricia was married to Arnold Renskers in 1951 and they had 4 children together. They were later divorced. Patricia spent some years finding herself and was employed as a chemical dependency counselor with Hibbing General Hospital. In 1989, she married Earl Willmarth in Reno, NV. They loved shopping, going to the casinos, and traveling together.

Patricia is survived by her children, Mary (Darrell) Olson, Tim (Hope) Renskers, Jane Renskers, and Jill (Calvin) Brownlee, all of Hibbing, three siblings, Barb (Chuck) Norman, Pine River, MN, Bruce Kistner, Minneapolis, MN, and Teddy (Mary Lee) Kistner, Fargo, ND, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Earl, sisters Jeanne Kistner, Helen Arnold, Francie Schommer and Mayde Froistad and her grandson, Aaron Rost.

Funeral services for Patricia will be 12:00 pm, Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. Pastor Kevin Olson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

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