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Patricia Ann Monson, 80, of Park Rapids passed away peacefully Thursday June 20, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D.

She was born Jan. 17 1933 to Otto & Beryl Haldorson, in Austin, Minn.

She attended school there and entered into marriage on Nov. 25 1950 to Dean Allen Monson. She became a loving mother to three children.

In 1962, Pat and her husband purchased Storyland Resort on Long Lake. She was employed at numerous local businesses beginning with Ringers Park Rapids and ending with her retirement from Chef Reddy Foods Park Rapids.

She was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Red Hatters, and Minnesota Darkhouse Association.

Pat was an active sportswoman who enjoyed grouse and deer hunting, fishing and especially dark house spearing. She has a 10-point buck and a 20-pound northern to show for her efforts. She was the inspiration for the Community Fishhouse which bears a plaque in her honor.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Jerry) Zeney of Park Rapids; sister, Gale (Harold) Gill of Winter Springs Fla.; brothers, Lynn (Kathy) Haldorson of Burnsville and Paul (Myra) Haldorson of Menahga; grandchildren, Sheila (Marlin) Heide & Jeff (Crystal) Zeney of Park Rapids, Shannon Lee of Alaska, David Kerr of Detroit Lakes, and Angela Monson of Minneapolis; also several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; son, Bruce; and daughter, Monica.

Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, June 28 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids. Father Thomas Friedl will be the celebrant.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

A luncheon will be held in the church Parish Center following the services.

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