Patricia Ann Holm
Patricia "Patty" Ann Holm, 46, died with faith and courage in her home at Lewiston, MN surrounded by family on Monday, June 5th, 2017.
Patty was born March 17, 1971 in Rochester, MN, the daughter of Roland and Edith (Mueller) Holm, who courageously brought her home to live her life with God's plans.
Early on, Patty did whatever the rest of the family did and she kept up with amazing expectations. She was enrolled and graduated from Lewiston-Altura High School in 1992. Soon after graduation, it was her time to leave the "nest" just like all the other siblings. She moved to Winona, MN in a group home managed by Home Community Options and worked at various locations through her only employer--Occupational Resource Center (ORC). She celebrated 25 years with ORC and officially retired soon after that. She spent a short amount of time at Saint Anne of Winona and then looked forward to life in Lewiston. Even though Patty was born with Down Syndrome she did not allow the disability to define the life she would live. She was actively involved in many hobbies and activities--swimming, bowling, traveling, Special Olympics, and more. She had a T-Shirt that summed up her life--"Label Jars Not People".
Patty's life was truly a gift to her family, friends, and everyone who knew her. She touched many lives with her smile, beautiful blue eyes, unbelievable courage, and unconditional love.
Patty will be greatly missed by her parents; siblings, Colleen Holm, Annette Holm, Monica (Wes) Drake, Gene (Lisa) Holm, Sharon (Tom) Bottensek, Brenda (Dave) Cinotto; her multiple cousins; beloved nieces and nephews; friends from ORC and HCO; and the countless other people that are too many to mention here. She joins her brother, Dean Michael Holm, who passed away in 1983, for eternal life.
Please join the Holm family in a celebration of Patty's inspirational and courageous life at 11:00am on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Saint Charles Borremeo Church. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Wednesday, June 7 at the Church and one hour prior to mass on Thursday.
We could not have loved you more. We love you and miss you!
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Please share a memory of Patty and view her video when it becomes available at www.hofffuneralhome.com
Hoff Funeral Home of Saint Charles, MN is assisting the family with arrangements.
My deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Patty as always smiling.
My sympathy to all of Patty's family. May God comfort you. Patty was an exceptional and loving person.
I so enjoyed chatting with her when I worked at Weber and Judd.
Let's do it Pat!
Patty Ann Holm, I was very lucky to have you as my student and friend from the fall of '81 to your graduation. How did I get so blessed? I got to experience your laugh, smile and unique personality for all those years. We had tons of fun in physical education, and you rocked it in all our dance units. I grew as a teacher and person during those years as you developed from a delightful girl into a lovely woman. I think you and your family taught me more than I did you. :-) You will be deeply missed. Look over your family and friends as they adjust to life with you being their angel in heaven. Patty, you will be in our hearts forever. Love, Ann Stokke (A.K.A. Miss Greenslit)
Patty could always be counted on for a hug and a smile...especially when she worked at Pizza Hut...she'll be a bright star in heaven!!
Miss Patty Cakes! I will miss those fishy lips and misc. faces she would make. She always knew how to make us smile! Let's not forget how she would get all giddy when there was a good looking guy for her to look at. She did not have a care in the world and she would proudly proclaim that he was "HOT". Rest in peace Miss Patty Cakes! Keep everyone in line up there!- Jackie Stevens, Winona ORC
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