Patricia A. (Montgomery) Wick, 71, of Rochester, MN died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her residence.
She was born October 4, 1947 to Charles and Henrietta (Meinders) Montgomery in Oskaloosa, IA. After graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1965, she went on to receive her nursing degree from St. Joseph School Of Nursing in 1968, afterwards attending college at Truman State University receiving her B.S. in 1971. Her journey eventually led her to the Nurse Anesthesia program at The Mayo Clinic where she was one of the first women in the program. She continued to be a part of the school after her graduation in various roles.
She married Alanson F. Wick Jr. in Ottumwa, IA on August 4, 1979. The couple lived in Rochester, where she worked as a Nurse Anesthetist at the Mayo Clinic eventually retiring in January 2012. Pat enjoyed sewing and knitting and sharing her talents with others. Neighborhood kids always knew where to get their custom Winter hats. She also enjoyed rollerblading, reading, watching gameshows and gardening with her family. She loved and adored her two grandchildren Tyler and Adam along with her dogs.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Al; daughter, Diane (Wick) Muenchow, and husband Paul of Prior Lake, MN; two grandsons, Tyler and Adam; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cheryl; and her brother, Charles Montgomery.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901) on Friday, August 9, 2019 with the Reverend Nancy Wheeler Handlon officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes on Thursday, August 8, 2019 and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery following the service and reception.
Plans are in place to honor Pat's memory in the form of a scholarship through the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia program. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial inquires to Nurse Anesthesia Program Office at 507-284-8331.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Wick family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Al, Diane and Family
May God hold you in the palm of his hand during your difficult time. God has her, she is in a better place and getting Cheryl caught up on all the gossip. Bless you all.
Mark and Paula Kuisle
Dear Diane and Al,
I knew Pat as a CRNA and treasured her unending positive attitude at work. 23 years ago, she made a quilted sweater for my newborn son. It had a fire hydrant and Dalmatian on it because my husband is a fire fighter. I am working for both the visitation and funeral, but would have loved to give my condolences in person. Pat always made you feel good. She was an awesome CRNA and colleague. She taught a lot of folks in anesthesia and remained connected to us. She reminded me a lot of my godmother/aunt. So I always felt an attachment to Pat. She dearly loved you guys and would frequently talk about Diane and Al. She is dancing with Cheryl in heaven. God bless you!! Love, Marcia Belau
Dear Wick Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I knew Pat from when I was a student anesthetist and then as a CRNA at Mayo.
I want to share two distinct memories of Pat. The first one was when she told me to remember how I feel like the day that I graduated from the Mayo Nurse Anesthesia program in 2005. The other was when she came to my house with Terry Egbers to deliver a quilt for my newborn daughter twelve years ago.
Pat was one of the kindest and compassionate person I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Al, Diane and family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of Pat's passing. Sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. She was a very special person. Prayers for comfort and healing are with you.
So sorry for your loss. Pat was a college friend of mine. Please know that the family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Wick family: we are saddened to hear of Pat passing. However we all know she is at rest and no longer suffering. It is you, the family that are suffering and we offer our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all. Pat was an amazing woman, colleague, and friend and she will be greatly missed on this earth. We will definitely be contacting the school to donate in her name for the scholarship. What a great idea, and memorial!
Our condolences to you all!
John and Cherrie Ahle
Al, Diane and family, My sympathy to you and all of the family. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Chuck Wheeler Handlon
Al, Diane, and family,
Pat was a wonderful sweet woman that I remember fondly from your time with the Rochester Figure Skating Club. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. - Vikki Dalquist
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