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“We sure miss this special young man that we were privileged to know. What a joy he was to have around. His smile lit up a room and it brought...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jr. & Paola

“I happened to see Patrick's obituary while looking up a namesake and was struck by his beautiful smile which I know was a sign of incredible...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Bruce Johnson

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Holly Jones

“Shavonne and family,I am very sorry on the loss of your son Patrick, I just heard about this today or I would have tried to make it to the memorial...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Rhonda Pennington

“I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I know there aren't any words that can make it better. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Delores Pederson (Smith)

“Shavonne and Dave - I can't even imagine the pain you are going through. I will pray for you to get through this tragedy. I hope you can find peace....Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Sarah (Birk) Thorsteinson

“my thoughts and prayers are with you. made it to the service this morning in Wahpeton, it was a good service. glad to see so many people there to...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Theodore Eklund

“Dave and Family..Kevin and I and My Mom..Helena are thinking of you and your family. Prayers for all of you. Kevin and Rose Pederson ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Rose Pederson

“Dearest Wilkie famiy! We send our deepest sympathies, along with hugs and prayers, to you all during this hard time! ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Mike and Jodi Widhalm, family

“I never got a chance to work with you on the job, but I will always be thankful I got to meet you at the YMCA where we worked out. You where always...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Benjamin Lang

“I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Stacey Agar

“Shavonne and Dave may the Great Spirit and God be with you and your families at this time of your loss. Please know our prayers and thoughts are...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Barb & Alvin Foote

“Shavonne and David, there are no words that will bring you comfort in your great loss. I had a chance to meet Patrick at your mom 's when Melvin...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Gloria Fastdog

“Shavonne, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. There are no words but just know that others are thinking of you and praying for your family....Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Tonya Ploeger

“You were a very awesome friend. I am so glad I met you and shared laughs and many great memorys with you and our friends. Rest in peace pat. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Luke Taylor

“You will always and forever be my first love. I hope you know a piece of my heart is with you in heaven. Love you always. - Heather ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Heather Church

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat's family, he was such a amazing person and friend, I remember all the times I was down and he would walk in the...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Kyle Brian Truesdell

“Heartbroken that I can't say goodbye to such a dear friend and darling individual. He'll be missed by so many including myself. My thoughts are with...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Lacey Wilson

“Our hearts hurt for Patrick's family. Patrick touched peoples lives in a way that normal people never can, he was very special. His smiling face will...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: The Johannessen Family

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilkie family! Sincerely, Wanda Boomgaarden ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Wanda Boomgaarden

“A great person taken far too early. I will never forget Pat' smile and positive attitude about every situation. My thoughts and prayers are with his...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Sara Lien (Kriz)


Patrick David Wilkie, 26, Minot, ND, formerly of Wahpeton, ND passed away on June 21, 2013 in an accident near Stanley, ND. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton with Father Dale Lagodinski as celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a prayer vigil at 7 PM at St. John's Catholic Church. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the mass at the church on Friday. There will also be a Memorial Mass on Saturday, at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in New Town, ND. Interment will be at the New Town Cemetery. Local arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Patrick David Wilkie was born on March 22, 1987 in Breckenridge, MN to Shavonne (Sand) and David W. Wilkie. He was a member of the Mandan, Arikara, and Hidatsa Nation and also descended from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Bear Clan) and of Norwegian heritage. His Indian name is "White Horse" which was given to him by Gilson Mandan. He was a member of the Chicken Clan He grew up in Wahpeton and attended St. John's School and Wahpeton Public Schools; graduating from WHS in May 2005. He also attended Northland Technical College in East Grand Forks. Over the years, he was employed at Godfather's Pizza, Stern Sports Arena, Dean's Landscaping, and Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton; as well as Menard's at the Grand Forks and Minot locations. At the time of his death, he was employed at Triangle Electric in Minot as an Apprentice Electrician. He was a proud member of the Local 714 IBEW. Patrick was baptized, received his First Holy Communion, and was confirmed at St. John's Church, Wahpeton. Patrick also served as an altar boy during his St. John's school years. Patrick had many interests including hockey, skateboarding, snowboarding, weightlifting, jamming with various band mates over the years, and just hanging out with his family and friends. He snowboarded in Montana and Colorado and recently traveled to Norway, land of his maternal great-grandparents, as well as France and the Czech Republic. He was beloved by all in his family but was especially adored by all of the children in his and everyone else's families! Patrick will be missed by his parents; sister, Chanda Rush, Wahpeton; brothers, Corey Wilkie and William F. (Vanessa) Wilkie, Sisseton; Robert Rush, Wahpeton; Jared (Tracy) McBride, Sioux Falls; grandparents, Delores Sand, New Town; Sheila and Dennis Specht, Center; aunts and uncles, Patrick R. and Leann Wilkie, Minot; Georgianna and Ed Schonert, Buxton; William J. Wilkie, Flandreau; Troy Wilkie, Wahpeton; Suzanne Wilkie and Leora Wilkie, Bismarck; Todd Wilkie, Greeley; Lionel Sand, Sina Sand, and Tanya and Delvin Driver, Jr., New Town; Karla Sand and Wade Uran, Casper; Nancy Geesey, Hankinson; his girlfriend, Molly Jurenka, Minot, and a very special niece, Nina Wilkie; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends. And let's not forget his dog, Sid Vicious (who really isn't very vicious at all), Wahpeton. Welcoming him into eternal life are his maternal grandfather, Melvin Sand; paternal grandfather, Patrick Wilkie; paternal grandmother, Stella Wilkie; uncle, Shawn Sand; nephew, Jaron McBride; maternal great-grandparents, Martha and Carl Sand; Ruby and George Parshall; paternal great-grandparents, Georgianna Wilkie and Joseph N. Wilkie; Jennie and Dutch Poitra and Francis LaForte; and many, many relatives and friends.