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Funeral services will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Kadoka City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 at the Kadoka City Auditorium.

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In memory of

Pat Jensen

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at her home in Kadoka at the age of 85

Patty Lou Jensen was born July 24th, 1935 in Norris, South Dakota. One of ten children of Roy and Mary Stotts. Pat attended a country school near Okaton before graduating high school from Murdo High School in 1955.

On August 10, 1957, Pat was united in marriage to Larry J. Jensen. To this 34-year union, were born five children, Wes, Jeff, Casey, Lory, and Tammy. Her family meant the world to her.

Pat and Larry started their family in Aberdeen. After a couple moves they then moved to Kadoka where they resided until their passing. Pat worked at various places around the community including the Jackson County Courthouse, Jackson County Title Company, and People’s Market. Pat was an active member of the community where she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, The First Presbyterian Church, Kadoka Ambulance Service and the Buffalo Stampede. Pat was loved by many and made an impact on many lives. She was truly one of a kind and she was known as Grandma Pat to everyone. Some of Pat’s hobbies included the Days of 76 Wagon Train, going to rodeos, her Friday night dates at Club 27 with the Golden Girls, driving around with Lacy listening to Don Williams, watching her grandkids in all of their sporting events, going to Beau’s demolition derbys, sewing, crosswords, puzzles, hanging out at the local watering hole with all of her friends, and her most recent hobby was diamond art. Pat loved to cook and you could often find her in the kitchen with the grandkids alongside her. She has many loved ones in heaven that will be welcoming her with open arms including the rest of the golden girls who she has been missing for years. Grandma Pat was our rock, our world and the glue that held our family together. She was so proud of her grandkids and could often be found cheering them on at their many sporting events.

Grateful for sharing her life include her children Wes, Casey (Jackie) and Lory (Scott); grandchildren Beau James (Allison) and Lacy Rae (Kevin); great-grandchildren: Tayten, Allison, JoRayah, Jerrick, and Joey; brothers, Carl (Linda) Stotts and Roy (Joyce) Stotts; sister Helen Root (E.J.); sisters-in-law, Donna Jensen, Erlaine Braun, and Flavia Stotts; special friends, Colleen Peterson, Clara Jobgen and Cindy Willert; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Jensen; daughter, Tammy; son Jeff; parents, Roy and Mary Stotts; mother and father in-law, H.P. and Esther Jensen; sisters, Mary Jones, Ada Fedderson, Alice Mae Fosheim, Lois McFall, and Grace Hagan; brothers, Harold Stotts, Jim Kingery, Chuck Kingery, Norman Kingery, and Ralph Kingery; brothers-in-law Vernon Jensen, Roger Jensen, and Raymond Braun; sister-in-law, Linda LaBrie; and special friends Letoy Brown, Shirley Willert, Deanna Byrd and Ruby Cadman.

Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not. We are forever grateful for our time with Grandma Pat and although we are broken and our lives will never be the same, we know it is time for us to share her with her other loved ones in Heaven.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 at the Kadoka City Auditorium.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, at the Kadoka City Auditorium with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. The service will be live streamed.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6-8 p.m.
City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.
Kadoka City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Jennifer Tschetter - Pianist
Felicia Porch - Vocalist
"Amazing Grace"
Special Music
"Sissy's Song"

Mike Brooks - Tyson Brooks

Jamie Willert - Lucas Mayfield
Jeff Barber - John Herber
Frank Carlson - Tyler Peterson

Original Buffalo Stampede Committee and
all Relatives and Friends in attendance

  • SD ~ Glenda Klarich Edgemont (3/2/2021)
  • Beautiful service. So sorry for your loss. Pat was always such a friendly friend. We were neighbors for several years and Lori Deb was just talking abou some of the things you did. You are a special family. ~ Frances Getz Sioux Falls, SD (2/26/2021)
  • Heaven gained another good one! Pat had a big heart, and it was full of love for all who knew her. Pat was always fun to be around, and acted like she was always happy to see you. Lots of good and precious memories of Pat. May God give her family peace and comfort knowing she has rejoined her loved ones that were called before her. ~ Roxy Richardson (2/26/2021)
  • To Aunt Pat's family...I am so sorry for your loss. She was surely one of a kind! Such a fun, funny and caring lady. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Again, so sorry. ~ Mary Jo Jones Midland, SD (2/25/2021)
  • Enjoyed having pat out for Family meals. She was such a Hoot could brighten anyones day. Also remember when we all lived in the nieghborhood with all the State Workers funtimes . Prayers to all. ~ Bruce and Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (2/23/2021)
  • Pat was a friend to everyone and will be missed by the Dithmers. Our sympathy goes out to her family and friends. ~ Bill and Belinda Dithmer Chillicothe missouri (2/23/2021)
  • SD ~ LeeAnn Schumacher Rapid City (2/23/2021)
  • SD ~ Curt Anderson Kadoka (2/23/2021)
  • ~ MaryAlice Larson Chamberlain, SD (2/23/2021)
  • So many childhood memories between the Stratton and Jensen houses. Pay was like a second mom to me. My prayers are with you all. ~ RoseAnn Pierre (2/22/2021)
  • So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ~ Eileen Stolley Kadoka (2/22/2021)
  • What a shock to learn that Pat had passed. I thought she would live forever. She was so strong and always the caretaker for others. We had so much fun bowling together and at other events. She will be missed by many as well as her family. RIP Pat. ~ Marilyn Gartner Casa Grande AZ (2/22/2021)
  • Wes, Casey, Scott & Lory, Beau, Lacy, Tayten, JoRayah, Jerrick, and Allison,
    There are no words to express my deepest sorrow. Pat has been a part of our family for longer than Tish, Lory, Tom, Tammy or I have been around. She was mom's best friend, P.I.C., and her traveling partner to many, many places. Pat was such an outgoing person with a heart of gold who loved her family and her extended family dearly. She was quick witted and had comments, good or bad, for most anything.
    I know she was greeted at the Pearly Gates with open arms of her husband and children who passed before her and the many friends were there as well.....holding that red beer for her. Pat is so loved. We will sure miss G-ma Pat down here on earth, but I am comforted that we will see her again, up in Heaven.
    Love you guys.
    ~ Ellie Bettelyoun Martin, SD (2/22/2021)
  • My deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of Pat. She was one of the faces of Kadoka. Everyone knew Pat, and loved her for her great personality and willingness to visit with anyone. What a nice lady. She will be missed as a huge part of this community. ~ Dave Ohrtman Long Valley, SD (2/22/2021)
  • Pat was one of my best friends. Her smile and contagious laugh will be missed. I laughed so hard I cried with her! Love You PAT! ~ Jennifer Cummings 2697 Meadows Dr Sturgis SD (2/22/2021)
  • Oh, how I so enjoyed and loved this lady. She was a gem, my deepest sympathy goes to all her family. ~ Diana Elwood Volborg, MT (2/22/2021)