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Patricia Ann Gillispie

Patricia Ann Gillispie

Pequot Lakes

Patricia Ann Gillispie, 73, of Pequot Lakes, died at her home Friday, April 12, 2013. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Community Church in Pequot Lakes with Pastor Bob Osell officiating. Family and friends gathered Monday evening, April 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter and one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday. Interment was to take place at Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager.

Patricia was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Finlayson, the daughter of Dale and Hilda (Makela) Ryan. She graduated from Willow River High School. Patricia married Richard Gillispie in 1957 and the couple made their home in Coon Rapids before moving to Fairview Township in 1984. She and Richard earned their living as truck drivers and Patricia had accumulated more than 4 million accident-free miles. She enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.

She will be missed by her husband, Richard; her son, Richard, of Pequot Lakes; sister, Gladys Fish, of Burbank, Calif.; grandchildren, Shawna, Alex, Cayla and Ricky; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Elena. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Terrance.

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Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.