October 7, 1927 - December 7, 2014


Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud for Patricia Jane (Pettit) Ditlevson, age 87, of Sartell and formerly of St. Cloud who passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Reverend Wayne Anderson will officiate. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Church.

Patricia Jane was born on October 7, 1927 to Lynn and Sarah (Myers) Pettit of Verndale, Minnesota. She graduated from Wadena High School in 1945 and St. Cloud State College in 1949 with a Teaching Degree in English and Social Studies. Patricia Jane married Duane Ditlevson on June 12, 1954, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena. She was a dedicated school teacher in Fosston from 1949-1951, Litchfield from 1951-1954, Howard Lake from 1954-1956, and Upsala from 1961-1986. Patricia Jane was a member of the Governor’s Commission on Education, Eastern Star, Salem Lutheran Church, and a Bethel Guardian of Job’s Daughters.

Her Greatest Joy was time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children, Mark (Patricia) of St. Joseph, Mary (David) Choate of Waconia, Paul (Denise) of St. Cloud, Dianne (Robert) Hedburg of Duluth, Neal of Monticello, Nancy (Kenneth) Theisen of Plymouth; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Kay (Morris) Brown of Minneapolis; sisters-in-law, Kate Pettit of Bloomington, and Clarice Peters of Litchfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; granddaughter, Andrea Hedburg; brother, Lynn Pettit; brothers-in-law, Myron Ditlevson, Delhart Ditlevson, and Archie Peters; and sister-in-law, Delores Ditlevson.

A Special Thank You to the staff and residence of Country Manor for all the care and support during her stay.