Patrick Doll, 82, of Perham, Minnesota died Saturday morning, April 3, 2021 at Elk Ridge Assisted Living, Perham.
Patrick was born on May 3, 1938, to Peter and Anna (Delaney) Doll in Perham and grew up on the family farm at the northeast corner of Minnesota Highway 78 and County Road 14, south of the city. He attended first grade at the country school located just north of his parent’s farm and then continued his grade school education at St. Henry’s in Perham. He graduated from Perham High School in 1956. Following high school graduation, Pat attended the North Dakota State School of Sciences in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Pat met Ellen Whitney while in high school and they married on September 14, 1957 in St. Lawrence Church. After brief stays in Silver Bay and Minneapolis, they returned to Perham, eventually building a home on the northwest corner of the farm on which Pat grew up. Here they raised their four children and were home to six foster children.
You’ll remember Pat from the 34 years that he worked for Perham State Bank (later United Community Bank). A friendly face, Pat was always ready to assist with any of his clients’ needs in the bank.
Pat loved his vintage automobiles and John Deere tractors, especially his 1930 Model A and 1936 Chevy pickup truck. Along with these vehicles, he was proud to drive his 1936 or 1942 John Deere Model B tractors in area community parades. Pat also enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and camping. Always partial to a bowl of popcorn, Pat enjoyed talking with family and friends.
Pat would want you to sit back, put up your feet, and enjoy a warm campfire.
Pat is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ellen; his four children: Rose (Gregory) Mader, Perham; Peter (Katrina) Doll, West Fargo, North Dakota; Debra Doll (Wade Menze), Fargo, North Dakota; and Sarah (Andrew) Mikkelsen, Dale, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Leo Doll, Perham; sisters-in-Law, Lora “Dee Dee” Bauer, Mora, Minnesota; and Wilma (Bob) Danson, Mission, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Anna Doll; brothers, Joseph, Fr. William, and Francis; and sisters, Sr. Alice Doll, OSF, Margaret Huebsch, and Mary Wigginton.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 on Friday evening, April 9, 2021, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Rush Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lawrence at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 10. Due to COVID restrictions, St. Lawrence Church is allowing a capacity of 150. COVID restrictions (masks and social distancing) will be followed for both services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, Pat would like you to consider financial contributions to St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Rush Lake
or the East Otter Tail Darkhouse Association of New York Mills.
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