Patricia Sanvik Kittelson
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 12, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Starbuck, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 18, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    San Luis Obispo, California, United States
A service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday April 27 at Esperanza Lutheran Church 2601 E Thunderhill Place, Ahwatukee AZ.
This memorial website was created in the memory of our mom, Patricia Kittelson, 85, born on January 12, 1928 and passed away on April 18, 2013. Please post your stories and memories of her here for all of us to enjoy.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jan Bennett on 12th January 2018

"Will always miss Pat and Selmer.  Every summer I think of the annual trip to Keystone for Pat and I.  We had fun playing tourist.  I also think of the many trips to Castle Creek to pick some raspberries and have chili dogs.  Good memories."

This tribute was added by Jeri Frederick on 8th May 2013

"We will both miss Pat greatly!  We too have fond memories of those days at Wind Cave when Selmer and Pat where here.  Jeri is now working back at WICA and everytime we drive to Custer and pass Carroll Creek Road we think of the Kittelsons.  Thanks for your friendship over the years.  We will miss visiting on the the Custer property.  Larry and Jeri Frederick"

This tribute was added by Ray Atkinson on 4th May 2013

"Our family considers the Kittleson clan as extended family from Wind Cave.  Even our grandchildren have visited the Black Hills home and know Pat as the wise, witty, cool aunt, who always had an appropriate comment.  Pat treated all of us as family and helped make Wind Cave our summer home.  We will miss her!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Mitchiinson on 2nd May 2013

"So many good memories at WICA! Sitting on the front steps watching the  kids play, the aroma of home made cinnamon rolls on Sat. morning, evenings around the fire pit, lots of good times.  We were honored to spend 10 summers with your folks, and admired them as individuals and you all as a family.  So sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by darci spiker on 29th April 2013

"I only met Pat once at Kevin and Mary's house, but it only took once to see what a kind, warm, gentle person she was.  One thing I do know, she raised one of the nicest, closest families I've ever seen....and because of that, she was an inspiration.  My thoughts and love are with you all....and especially my friends, Mary and Kevin.  Love you guys-"

This tribute was added by Heather Provencio on 28th April 2013

"What a beautiful and dear woman Pat was. She was such a delight to be around and I always felt like I was part of her immediate family when I was with her. She and Selmer were amazing human beings and parents as evidenced by the amazing kids they had. What a great legacy they left this world! Hugs to all of you. We will miss her dearly.-Heather Provencio (Kevin's sister)"

This tribute was added by Carol Lysne on 26th April 2013

"I'k writing because Pat was a good friend of my mother's, Violet Olson.  Our family lived in Wheaton MN--my dad also a teacher--in the 50's and it is largely because of the small cluster of Wheaton teachers in the Claremont area that Mom moved to CA in 1965.  Pat was a good friend to her and a beautiful person.  God bless her memory."

This tribute was added by Sally Goelzer on 25th April 2013

"Pat & Selmer moved into their new house next door to us on the exact same day as us. For the following 24 years we became great friends, Jim and I went to their beloved home in the 'hills" one summer.  She grew close to my family and we all loved her.  We had so much fun, laughter and caring for each other.. She was truly an Angel with her gentle ways. We will miss you forever dear Pat."

This tribute was added by Barbara Zimmer on 23rd April 2013

"I am sure she thought she had 6 kids and not 5 during some of those summers in South Dakota, as she allowed me to spend many wonderful summers there with her brood.  What a GREAT laugh she of the best I've ever heard.  It was sincere and heartfelt and you couldn't help but laugh too.  The best cook ever.  You will be missed.  Rest well. XOXOX - Barbara Schmitz"

This tribute was added by Jan Bennett on 22nd April 2013

"I have to believe she is up there chewing Selmer out for leaving her.  She was alway s mad at Selmer and Gene for leaving us.  What a gift to have known them both.  What a wonderful life they had and I know how proud they were of their wonderful family."

This tribute was added by olive dornfeld on 22nd April 2013

"What a wonderful addition to our family, along with the 5 kids they gave us.  Weremember Pat as a joyful,inspirational person.  We will miss her.  The Dornfelds"

This tribute was added by devra cooper on 21st April 2013

"i was so sorry to read that your mom had passed; she was such a sweet lady. i really enjoyed her spirit while i worked at the palms. i know she will be missed by many (as evidenced by this wonderful memorial site). devra cooper"

This tribute was added by Margaret Wengert on 20th April 2013

"Pat and I met in 1950 when we both began our first year of teaching in Wheaton, MN. Our friendship grew and was continuous and special all of these years. I am thankful and honored to have had her in my life. I have many stories to tell, but not today!"

This tribute was added by Dorothy Fones on 20th April 2013

"We knew Pat as a warm and loving human being. We will have her and Mary in our prayers.  She made many friends at The Villages. She was always smiling and optimistic. She will be missed by many.
Hal & Dorothy Fones"

This tribute was added by William Henry Crew on 19th April 2013

"We will ALL MISS YOU PAT, it's has been a pleasure and honor to have known you during this lifetime. YOU and YOUR FAMILY are amazing!  What a testament of a life on how to be a mother, family member and fellow human BEING. Thank you for you inspirational life.
Love William Henry and the gang."

This tribute was added by nancy spore on 19th April 2013

"I have so many wonderful memories of your mom and family.  Trips to So. Dakota where your mom taught me about baking a cake and the altitude.  I remember the milk cake and the caramel rolls the mornings I stayed the night.  For some reason I am remembering the rooster dishes she had and how cool I thought those were.  What a wonderful childhood we had on Landsbury.  RIP Pat..  Xoxo"

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