Patricia “Patty” Kay Griffiths
June 24, 1954 -- December 11, 2020
Patricia (Patty) Kay Griffiths passed away peacefully on December 11, 2020, following an extended illness. Patty was born the youngest child of Leander and Laverne Stalboerger on June 24, 1954. She attended school in Hibbing and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1972. Patty married her high school sweetheart Mike Griffiths on May 12, 1973, at St. Leo’s Church in Hibbing. They lived in Nashwauk before making their forever home in Hibbing. Patty spent her career in food service and catering at Bonanza, Mesaba Country Club, The Algonquin Club, the VFW, and other popular local venues giving her kids and many of her nieces and nephews their first jobs. Feeling most at home in the kitchen, she enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends all throughout the year. Patty loved to have fun and tried her hand at golf, curling, and
softball over the years both for the sport and also the gatherings that followed. She loved
traveling with Mike in their RV to NASCAR races and to outdoor music festivals.
Patty is survived by her husband of 47 years, Mike; daughter Wendy of Hibbing; son Wesley of Saint Paul; mother Laverne Stalboerger of Hibbing; brothers Keith (Karen Tessier) Stalboerger and Rich (DeDe) Stalboerger of Hibbing; mother-in-law Gladys Griffiths of Hibbing; brothers-in-law Ben (Sherrie) Griffiths of Hibbing, Steve (Maureen) Griffiths of Elk River, and David Olson of Fosston; sisters-in-law Barb (Van) Bautch of Side Lake, Mary (Duane) Maki of Hibbing, and Ellie Skahl of Lafayette, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Patty is preceded in death by her father Leander Stalboerger, father-in-law John Griffiths, brother-in-law Art Skahl, and sister-in-
law Kathy Olson.
Family and friends will be invited to celebrate Patty’s life when we are able to safely gather. Arrangements are being made with Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.
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