Patricia D. Oas July 27, 1925 - June 24, 2020

Age 94 died peacefully on June 24, 2020. Preceded in death by husband of 72 years, Robert.  Survived by sons, Greg and Jon (Cathy) and daughter Pam (Larry) Huwe; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Born August 27, 1925, Pat grew up in West St. Paul, graduating from Humboldt High School. She was a devoted wife and mother, always the heart of the home. She was an avid reader, a skilled seamstress and a willing volunteer. For 22 years she worked as executive secretary at the Tweed Museum and Art Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She always kept a beautiful home, was active in church, loved nature and enjoyed the outdoors on family camping and boating trips. In retirement Pat became an accomplished painter in the Norwegian folk art style of Rosemaling. Pat and Bob traveled the world, especially during the 20 years they lived in Arizona before moving back to West St. Paul in 2007.  A private family graveside service has been scheduled.

A private family graveside service has been scheduled.


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    Gloria DeFilipps Brush says

    My husband Leif and I were saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. We both were faculty in the UMD Art Department, and kept in touch intermittently with Pat and Bob over the years since her retirement. She was a bright light and worked hard to keep the department running smoothly.

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    Jennifer Webb says

    We appreciate all the lives that you touched in your time in the Art Department at UMD. Sending love and light.

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