Patti Ihrke was suddenly called home to her heavenly Father on Friday, October 22 at the young age of 61. She was born on January 27, 1960 in Grand Forks, ND to Les and JoAnn Hanson. Patti graduated from White Bear High School and Augsburg College. Patti had been battling many health challenges since a young age; however, none of these stopped her of achieving a life full of love and happiness. She got married in 1987 to a wonderful man and raised two children, Peter and Kaitlin. Patti was dedicated to her work at United Healthcare until her retirement in 2015. She loved to travel and spend time having lively discussions with friends and family while with her two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels.
Patti is survived by her husband, Steven; son, Peter; daughter, Kaitlin and fiancé Matthew Bacon; mother, JoAnn Hanson; brother, John (Penny) Hanson; brother, Tom (Jennifer) Hanson; mother-in-law, Petra; sister-in-law, Lee Ann; her two dogs Dixie and Flow. Patti also leaves behind a large extended family and several close friends. Patti was preceded in death by her father Les Hanson and father-in-law Dale Ihrke.
The family would like to give a big thank you to all the many healthcare providers who worked so closely with Patti for all these years. We would also like to thank her brother Tom Hanson and her nephew Stephen Hanson for their selfless donation of a kidney for Patti.
Patti would want us to celebrate her life even during these difficult times. In lieu of sending cards and flowers please donate money to the charities she supported the most including the National Kidney Foundation and the Animal Humane Society.
Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN on Friday, October 29. Visitation starts at 9:30, ceremony at 10:30 and lunch will be provided afterwards.
A livestream of the service will begin at 10:10AM at: https://control.resi.io/webplayer/video.html?id=ea98a04e-f2ba-46f5-a03c-8fa1b2c7e003
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